Potential’s Annual Car Show Raises Awareness for Autism
Potential’s Annual Car Show for Autism, held this year on Saturday, September 24, 2022, attracted car and truck owners and enthusiasts from around the region while raising more than $20,000, a record for the event. Every year the momentum builds for this wonderful community event that raises not only funds but also awareness for autism. While the family-friendly event features prizes, raffle and trophy winners, food trucks, entertainment, and of course, really cool cars, it is all about people coming together to support an important cause.
This year, a special new trophy was presented to Larry Manger for the best “Autism-Inspired Vehicle.” Trophies were also presented for the Top 25 vehicles; People’s Choice, awarded to Mike Basmajian; President’s Choice, awarded to Pauline and David Molettiere; and Best in Show, awarded to Mark Winterbottom.
“Not only did everyone have a great time, but they also commented on the great cause, friendly people, and excellent organization of the show,” says Kristine Quinby, President, and CEO of Potential. “What’s most important is that all the money we raised will pay for training to bring new people into the field and make them high-quality providers.”
The event was sponsored by Mammoth Military Surplus and Faulkner Dealerships. Proceeds will support Potential’s efforts to hire staff, reduce the service wait time for adults and children, and continue the mission to provide high-quality autism services throughout our region.
“There is a long waitlist for autism services across the country, including Bucks County and our surrounding communities,” adds Mrs. Quinby. “We are actively recruiting new staff so that we can accommodate more clients. The only qualification to start is a high school diploma and a heart for people with special needs.”
If you missed the car show but would like to support Potential’s efforts to end the waitlist for quality autism services, visit www.potentialinc.org. Mark your calendars now for next year’s event, scheduled for Saturday, September 23, 2023.