Fairfax, Va.-based SRA International Inc. announced Oct. 7 the company’s sponsorship of “Come Back to Bethesda Car, Truck & Motorcycle Show and Family Day” on Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014, from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., at Chevy Chase Acura, 7725 Wisconsin Ave.
The “Come Back to Bethesda” fundraiser benefits The Children’s Inn, a nonprofit residential “place like home” for seriously-ill children and their families who participate in groundbreaking medical treatments at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Families stay together in The Inn’s healing environment as needed for free. More than 12,500 families have stayed at The Children’s Inn since its opening in 1990.
“The Children’s Inn has an honorable mission, providing peace and some of the comforts of home to children and family members who are enduring some of life’s most challenging circumstances,” SRA President and CEO Bill Ballhaus said. “We are pleased to sponsor this event and remain committed to providing ongoing support to the organization through our SRA CARES program.”
“We are so grateful to our sponsors,” The Children’s Inn CEO Kathy Russell said. “The event not only raises needed funds for The Inn, but also gives kids battling serious illness a chance to have fun and provides them with a needed break from long days of tests and treatments.”
The annual event will feature games, activities and performances for and by children of all ages. Bethesda dance studio Joy of Motion will showcase hip-hop companies HYPE and Groove Elements at 11:15 a.m. in front of The Children’s Inn stage on Cheltenham Road. Steve Eckstrom’s local band, “Almos Blu,” will perform from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on the main stage.
Lenny Robinson will also make an appearance — with his Batmobile — and pose for pictures between 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.
Registration for the car, truck and motorcycle show is $15 until Oct. 10 or $20 the day of the show. Click here to register.
For more information about the Come Back to Bethesda activities, click here.
Click here to contribute to The Children’s Inn.
WashingtonExec last covered SRA International when the company won a $56 million contract from the U.S. Navy.