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Event Dates: July 31, 2021 - July 31, 2021
Location: Hoffman Esates, Illinois
***The Event***
Join BGV Motorsports for a Benefit Car, Truck and Motorcycle show to help out one of Chicagoland’s great vehicle enthusiasts – Bob Sanford – during his tough battle with cancer. The event will be held on Saturday, July 31, 2021, 10 am – 2 pm, at The Saddle Room (2559 Pratum Avenue, Hoffman Estates, IL).

***The Event Schedule and Fundraising Activities***
The gates open at 9 am for show vehicles. Show vehicle Registration will be 10 am – 12 noon. An auction table with great prizes will be available from 10 am – 1 pm. We will have 10 awards (Best in Show, with 1st, 2nd & 3rd Place for Cars, Trucks & Motorcycles), along with a fundraising announcement at approximately 1:45 pm. The $20 show vehicle entry fee and funds generated from the auction table will be donated to support Bob’s medical treatment.

This event is free for community spectators, who are welcome to make a donation to Bob's cancer fund or to bid on auction items.

*** Bob as a Vehicle Enthusiast***
Bob, owner of Flatline Kustoms, has enjoyed his own show vehicles and has assisted Chicagoland vehicle enthusiasts with their dream vehicles, for decades. Flatline Kustoms was one of the first Chicagoland All Wheel Show Series and BGV Motorsports Sponsors and Bob has created custom awards for BGV charity car shows over the years. In addition, Bob and his wife Melissa have donated their time to help out many friends with events, for worthy causes in the community.

***Bob’s Battle with Cancer***
Bob has been battling health issues since a 2019 physical, when his doctor discovered a lung and neck mass, thought to be benign. After a successful lung surgery, and a neck surgery that became delayed due to Illinois COVID restrictions for elective surgeries, it was discovered that Bob had a rare and aggressive cancer – Stage III Acinic Cell Carcinoma. This tumor wrapped around his facial nerve, causing paralysis of the left side of his face, affecting his eyesight, speech and mouth. Additional cancer was detected and was treated with the removal of 52 lymph nodes, followed by 33 radiation treatments and six chemo treatments. Through various treatments, Bob has also developed Cushing’s Syndrome, recently placing him in the hospital for eight days. Bob is also in need of additional, experimental (and costly) treatments not covered by insurance, with all personal resources having been exhausted. (For more details about Bob’s story, please check out his GoFundMe page).

***The Host Venue***
Check out the great menu and atmosphere at The Saddle Room (located between Cabela's and the Sears Centre) – Enjoy indoor dining, a great bar and their extensive, outdoor patio.
Coordinator Details
Email: Steve Howorka
Phone: 847-235-6528
Web Site: Event Web Site
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