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.
- YMCA - Camp Grady Spruce: YMCA Camp Grady Spruce works with our community to offer lasting personal change by nurturing the potential of children and teens, improving the community's health and well-being, and providing opportunities for individuals to give back through three program thrusts: (1) Summer Overnight Camp (8-16 age group); (2) Outdoor Education (5th Graders); and (3) Weekend Retreats. The Camp delivers the unique ability to break down economic, racial, geographic, religious, ethnic, and social barriers. The Camp celebrates diversity and promotes understanding as open-hearted children become open-minded adults.
The activities at Camp Grady Spruce give each camper an opportunity to build confidence and practice good character development by teaching the values of respect, caring, responsibility, and honesty.
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