Information submitted by Des Plaines.
Cool Cruisers and Hot Dogs, a car show benefiting the Boy Scouts of America Northwest Suburban Council’s Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics (STEM) Program, will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013, at Rand Red Hots, 1441 Rand Road.
The Northwest Suburban Council launched STEM earlier this year as an initiative to provide science, technology, engineering, and mathematics programs within the scouting framework, a press release states. So far, more than 250 scouts have participated in activities ranging from building their own cell phone chargers to flying airplanes.
Cool Cruisers and Hot Dogs provides a public setting for the scouts to come together with the community to highlight STEM.
The auto show is spearheaded by Scott Dueball, a local car enthusiast, Eagle Scout, biomechanical engineer at Life Fitness and founding member of the Boy Scout Council’s STEM committee. “Throughout college and now in my daily work, I continue to use the many valuable lessons and programs, such as STEM, which I experienced thanks to the Boy Scouts,” Dueball stated.
According to Mayor Bogusz, who, in 2004, was awarded his Eagle Scout, the highest rank attainable in the Boy Scouting Program, the purpose of Cool Cruisers and Hot Dogs is to showcase the many “great” programs available to youth through the Boy Scouts of America while enjoying modern classic automobiles and hotdogs.
“I learned a great deal as a Boy Scout in Des Plaines. I’m excited to support one of their latest programs, designed to interest young men in science, technology, engineering and math,” Mayor Bogusz stated.
Individuals having vehicles (from 1988 or older) that they wish to feature in Cool Cruisers & Hot Dogs need to register online at www.nwsc.org/STEM.php or email by October 1, 2013.
For registration by email contact Lisa Earley, Boy Scouts of America Northwest Suburban Council STEM Program Specialist, at email@example.com or call 847-824-6861. There is a $10 fee for registration. Exhibitors receive a free meal from Rand Red Hots and an event t-shirt.
To date, sponsors include Republic Services (Arc Disposal), Rivers Casino, Andy's Café, Anderson Lock, PLCS (Professional Land & Construction Surveyors) and 2112-30 Wolf Road LLC. In kind sponsorships include Des Plaines Park District Golf Center, the Cernan Space Center at Triton College, Chicago Steel Hockey, Melrose Park Indoor Grand Prix, Ulett & Associates, Inc. and G7 Graphix & Signs.
Tiered Sponsorships, $100, $500 and $1,000, are available by calling 847-824-6861. To be included on t-shirts and banners, sponsor donations and print materials (logos) must be received by September 23, 2013.
“I encourage and invite everyone to come out to Cool Cruisers and Hot Dogs at Rand Red Hots. Whether you are a vehicle exhibitor, a sponsor or a guest enjoying the cars and a hotdog, this will be an enjoyable community event and an opportunity to find out more about the positive programs, such as STEM, offered through the Boy Scouts of America Northwest Suburban Council,” Mayor Bogusz stated.