By Russell Hixson
STILLWATER, Okla. —
Thousands of gearheads and spectators are expected to motor toward Yale’s third-annual Sizzlin’ Summer Cruz N this weekend.
The event runs Thursday through Saturday. All proceeds will go to the Oklahoma chapter of the Make-a-Wish Foundation. It is organized by the Yale Police Department.
Officials said Make-A-Wish children from around the state will attend Saturday’s car show at Jim Thorpe Park. All three days there will be a carnival, including 12 rides for adults, 10 rides for children, a rock climbing wall, pony rides, helicopter rides, a mechanical bull and more.
Organizers are expecting more than 4,000 spectators and more than 100 car show entrants. They are hoping to raise $10,000.
Many businesses have donated prizes for attendees to win.
More than 50 volunteers have spent the past six months preparing for the event.
There will also be thousands in door prizes, and the first 100 registered vehicles for the car show will receive a dash plaque and goodie bags.
The Sizzlin’ Summer Cruz N recently received an official commendation from Gov. Mary Fallin. She praised the Yale Police Department for organizing the event to benefit charity.
Alcohol, unauthorized weapons or drugs are not permitted at the park, the event’s website warns. Those who are found with them will have them confiscated or they will be asked to leave.