Fraternity hopes to impact community with car show

April 4, 2016

Kyle Guthrie
kguthri2@uccs.edu

Delta Sigma Pi is sponsoring a car show on April 17 at Gold’s Gym to benefit Reach Out Worldwide, a charity organization co-founded by the late actor Paul Walker.

The show will feature cars of all makes and models, with prizes awarded for achievements such as best diesel car, best classic car and cleanest car.

Vice president of fundraising for Delta Sigma Pi Courtney McNeilly is one of the members in charge of the event.

“It was my creation, along with my husband and my committee, to do a car show as big as it is,” said McNeilly, a senior human resources management major.

Over 1,000 people have expressed interest in the car show on Facebook. The event differs from other activities that the fraternity has done in the past, said McNeilly.

“We did the 5K in the fall, and I wanted to try something a little different in order to captivate a different audience, so we decided to do a car show.”

The event is meant to be a new approach to fundraising, which should be done for benevolent purposes, according to McNeilly.

“Fundraising could be interpreted multiple ways. I feel like right now with Delta Sigma Pi, we need to be able to get our name out and showcase what abilities we have as a fraternity and we need to do that for a good reason; it can’t be a greedy reason, because that’s not right.”

Reach Out Worldwide looks to provide experienced first responders to areas of the world that are in crisis.

The fraternity will also offer free club fundraising booths to groups that can provide five volunteers for the event.

Junior electrical engineering major Ramon Arroyo said he could see an event such as the car show coming to UCCS.

“I think a car show would be very interesting to have on campus. I’d be very interested to see what was out there,” said Arroyo.

Delta Sigma Pi hopes for a high turnout to support the event.

“We feel like this is really something that can be continued down the line, and it’s something that can make an impact, not only to students, but the community and Reach Out Worldwide,” McNeilly said.

Students can get involved by going on the Reach Out Colorado Springs Auto Show page on Facebook to find out more information.

The Lowdown

What: Reach Out Colorado Springs Auto Show – Hosted by Delta Sigma Pi and Pikes Peak Diesel
Where: Gold’s Gym, 1409 N. Academy Blvd.
When: April 17, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
How Much: Free to spectators (donations encouraged); $20 to register a vehicle