Manpower to Horsepower holds Saturday fundraiser

  • Posted: Wednesday, October 3, 2012 12:01 a.m.
    UPDATED: Wednesday, October 3, 2012 9:05 a.m.

?SALISBURY - Reviving Veterans with Disabilities: Manpower To Horsepower is hosting ReVD 2012 this weekend in Salisbury.
The fundraising event, which is Saturday from 11 a.m.-7 p.m., 5240 U.S. 601, Salisbury, is three miles from the Hefner VA Medical Center. The cost for the event is $10 for adults and free for children ages 13 and younger.
Manpower to Horsepower is a Mooresville rehabilitation space for wounded soldiers.
The organization offers classes taught by Rowan-Cabarrus Community College instructors that teach veterans about motorsports.
There will be food, race car drivers and their cars, a concert and other activities.
Some of the race car drivers on hand at the event will be Jeffrey Earnhardt, grandson of the late Dale Earnhardt; Morgan Shepherd; Timmy Hill and Matt Carter, son of NASCAR Sprint Cup Series car owner Travis Carter.
Jeffrey Stanton, 14, founder of Jeffrey's Toy Closet, a local nonprofit, will also be on hand.
Stanton, who raises money to buy gifts for children in need and races in the Legends Series, will be at the event to cast some light on a missing Concord woman, Crystal Morrison Prentice.
Prentice has been missing since mid-August. Her family has organized area awareness events.
Stanton is collecting toys for Prentice's 8-year-old son, Kyson, through Jeffrey's Toy Closet.
His race car, which will be at the event, has a decal that he also hopes will spread the word about Prentice.
Stanton will also be collecting items for his Toy Closet.
There will also be official military vehicles on display, a live auction, Team Chevrolet will have new cars to test drive.
Country music recording artist Leah Seawright and former "Alabama" drummer Mark Herndon will perform.
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