Over $65,000 was raised for Oak Grove’s At-Risk and Special Needs Youth by the many sponsors and supporters of the 3rd Annual Murrieta Rod Run this past weekend in Historic Downtown Murrieta! Oak Grove is so very grateful to BMW of Murrieta, VW of Murrieta, The City of Murrieta and Lucas Oil, The Mill Restaurant and Anthony’s Lounge – the presenting sponsors this year along with the Historic Downtown Murrieta shops and business owners, and the many wonderful businesses and vendors who came out to support the efforts of the Drifters Car Club of Southern California to put on such a wonderful and emotional event in memory of the Murrieta Rod Run Founder, and Drifter’s leader Pat Vesey.
Oak Grove CEO Tammy Wilson expressed: “I am beyond thrilled at the success of the Rod Run and what this means for the students we serve. Our goal was to support the vocational, culinary and gardening programs we are expanding at Oak Grove as well as some support for the expansion of our parking lot which allows greater safety for our youth. Job training is so important for our youth, and this focused effort will not only help our High School students but also students in our autism program with job skills and training. Our goals and expectations were exceeded because of the hard work of the committee and the generosity and compassion of our sponsors and supporters.”
Wilson went on to say, “It was a special privilege to work alongside so many wonderful people from The Drifters Car Club, but we are especially grateful for the tremendous efforts of Dave and Cecilia Lella, Cindy Helmstead, Craig Shelley, and Jean Vesey. The event was dedicated to the life and legacy of Pat Vesey who was the Founder of the Temecula Rod Run as well as the Murrieta Rod Run. Pat’s dream was to help youth who face challenges but learn to overcome, and he would have been so proud of the success of this year’s event. Our youth were so excited to participate and meet so many wonderful role models in the community. We are deeply moved and very grateful!”