2016 Upshift Summer Bash Press Release



Upshift Summer Bash Press Release 2016
*For Immediate Release*
We are thrilled to announce our 3rd  annual Drive For Independence Upshift Summer Bash. This year’s event will be held at the Antique Automobile Club Of America Musem, 161 Museum Drive, Hershey, PA 17033, on Saturday, July 30th,2016, It is a car show, food truck and vendor event. There will be plenty of beautiful cars, trucks and motorcycles, food vendors to tempt your taste buds, plenty of vendors to pique your interest, and  T1 DJ Service, Travis Workinger  to keep the party going. The Upshift Summer Bash is a  fundraiser for Drive For Independence, a new organization in York PA to help adults with high level disabilities get wheelchair accessible vehicles to get to work. We are working towards the costs of becoming a 501(c)3 organization.
Our sponsors and vendors help us to make the Upshift Summer Bash possible.Thank you to our Platinum Sponsors Keystone Mobility and AT&T Wireless- Harrisburg Mall. We would also like to thank our Gols and Silver sponsors as well. They are, Gold sponsors, Zunic Advisory Services, and Cold Cuts Merchandise, Silver sponsors, East Penn Manufacturing, Car Care Source, David Owens Bonsai, Passanante’s Home Food Service, and Jim and Polly Shumate in Memory of Tyler Shumate. Our Platinum, Gold, and Silver Sponsors made 50 t-shirts  possible for the first 50 registered vehicles! Our Bronze Sponsors are MTH Metal Art, Junk Ta Funk, The Barbecue Machine LLC, and T &E Lemonade. Thank you all!
Be sure to stop by and say hello to them! Hungry? We have a great selection of 6 food vendors from barbecue to ice cream to fill you up.    We also have vendors for all your shopping needs! Home crafters and favorite direct sales companies will be on hand to satisfy your shopping fun.  We will also have a ticket auction and silent auction. Each car show participant will receive 1 ticket for the ticket auction upon registering. Spectators can also receive 1 ticket by registering for the silent auction. We will have our “Fill the Tank” where every  donation will earn you tickets: 1 ticket for $1.00, 6 tickets for $5.00, 13 for $10.00, and an arm span for $20. We have some great silent auction and ticket auction donations coming in from the the Vineyard and Brewery at Hershey, The Pride of the Susquehanna, Goin’ Bananas, Advance Auto, Koup’s Cycle Shop, Ski Roundtop, Adventure Sports in Hershey, Turkey Hill Experience, York Revolution, and much more!
We would love to fill our show field with 150+ Cars, trucks and motorcycles. Pre-register your vehicle by July 23rd by visiting: https://squareup.com/store/christopher-sauerbaum/item/upshift-summer-bash-registration.  You can also pre-register by going to the link below and printing out the mail-in registration. Pre-registration $20.00 and includes 1 admission to the museum ($8.00 of the $20.00 goes to the museum for that admission) while the day of the show registration is $25.00. The FIrst 50 registered Vehicles will receive a free T-Shirt! We will have Best of Show, Peoples’ Choice, Kids’ Choice and 17 class trophies including many car makes, trucks and motorcycles. See this link for more details:  https://driveforindependence.wordpress.com/2016/02/01/2016-upshift-summer-bash-flyer/. Trophies are designed by Chris Sauerbaum for the judged show field. There will also be a People’s Choice trophy voted on by fellow participants and the general public. The first 100 registered cars will receive a dash plaque and we will have 50 shirts to give away.  Chris is definitely showcasing his graphic design abilities with this show.
We will continue to grow the Upshift Summer bash bigger as Drive For Independence grows. We are taking everything we learned from fund raising for Christopher Sauerbaum’s Wheelchair accessible truck and helping others in a similar situation achieve accessible transportation for work. For more information please see https://driveforindependence.wordpress.com/2016/01/24/were-on-the-move-3rd-annual-upshift-summer-bash/ or our Drive for Independence Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/driveforindependence. To make a tax-deductible donation please see http://www.philanthropicendeavors.org/ and mark Drive for Independence in the Paypal notes section. We can be reached at driveforindependence@gmail.com or 717-991-5921.