The Lone Star Corvette Club
, since its inception, has been active in efforts to better our community. One of the purposes of the Club, as established in our Bylaws, is to “promote community involvement through charitable activities.”
Each year, the Club hosts a 3-day Corvettes-only event, the Lone Star Corvette Classic
, at the Texas Motor Speedway
in Fort Worth, Texas. In addition to the enjoyment of beautiful automobiles and camaraderie, the event affords LSCC the opportunity to raise the funds that we give back to our community in the form of charitable contributions. The Club has two permanent charities, The National Corvette Museum
and Speedway Children’s Charities
and a “Rotating Charity” that is chosen each year.
The 2018 recipients of charitable contributions from LSCC are:
- Speedway Children’s Charities: Since 1997, Speedway Children's Charities, Texas Chapter has distributed more than $6.7 million in funding to children's organizations surrounding Texas Motor Speedway. Organizations in Collin, Dallas, Denton, and Tarrant counties are eligible to apply for their annual grants.
- National Corvette Museum: The Museum was established as a 501(c)3 not-for-profit foundation with a mission of celebrating the invention of the Corvette and preserving its past, present, and future. The Museum is a living, growing organization inspiring generations of Corvette enthusiasts through public tours and special events onsite and across the country.
- TXFallenPD: Throughout history, there have been more officers killed in the line of duty in the State of Texas than in any other state or territory. In 2018 we lost eleven officers. These brave men and women show up every day to protect us, not because it is their job, but because it is a calling!
The TXFallenPD Tribute Event began in 2008 as a police bike race honoring the lives of Texas officers killed in the line of duty. Over the years it has grown into a community fund raising event benefitting the Texas Police Chiefs Association Foundation. Their Officer Death Benefit Fund provides monetary assistance within 24 hours to the families of officers working in Texas who die in the line of duty. In 2018 they were able to provide each family with a check for $5,000 to help with immediate financial needs.
The bike race and event takes place each fall at the shops of Highland Village in Highland Village, Texas. There are many opportunities to get involved, such as sponsorships, donations, and participation in the event itself. Since 2008, TXFallenPD has raised over $210,000 for the Fallen Officer Fund.
In addition, LSCC
has established an Automotive Scholarship Fund
at the Dallas County Community College District
. Each semester two $500 scholarships are granted to students in automotive studies who meet established criteria. The scholarship assists with books and supplies.
Past recipients of charitable contributions from LSCC
- Komen 3-Day Walk for the Cure
- Lion’s Club Children’s Camp
- St. Cloud’s Animal Rescue
- Wounded Warrior Project
- Honor Flight DFW
- Andy Pilgrim Foundation
- Defenders of Freedom
- Heroes on the Water
- Patriot PAWS Service Dogs