By Nicole Loughan
The car show and Festival scheduled this weekend at Doylestown Central Park is more than a place to rev your engines, it’s a way to show some heart.
The 9th Annual 4uDrew Benefit Car Show and Festival was the brainchild of the family and friends of Drew Panettieri. He passed away when he was only 19-years-old in a tragic motocross accident. He was a graduate of La Salle College High School and was in his freshman year at St. Joseph’s.
Drew played soccer for the Warrington Soccer Club for ten years.
The car show pairs up two of Drew’s passions charity work and cars. Drew loved cars, his first was a Pontiac Grand Prix, which he took apart in high school, followed by his next car which he also rebuilt a Nissan 240. Aside from cars he had a passion for charity. During high school, he volunteered at St. Vincent Soup Kitchen in Philadelphia and with Mother of Sorrow Soup Kitchens.
After his passing, his parents decided his memory should live on in a uniquely Drew way, and they chose a charity car show. Proceeds from the show will go to charities to help and feed the homeless such as Mother of Sorrow soup kitchens. His family said their goal is to raise funds for the charities that Drew was involved in during his high school and college years.
His family is making sure that his legacy lives up to the inscription on his headstone, “Drew’s passion for life embodied the true meaning of selflessness, love, and friendship.”
The car show is scheduled for Sunday, August 5, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Rain date Sunday, August, 12. This will be held at Doylestown Central Park at 425 Wells Road, Doylestown, Pa. Admission is free and open to the public.