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Murrieta Rod Run Takes over Historic Downtown Murrieta in Benefit of at-risk Youth and Families

The 7th annual Murrieta Rod Run cruised through the streets of Downtown Murrieta for a spectacular community event, hosted by The Drifters Car Club of Southern California. Over 400 classic cars cruise through during the Friday Night Cruise and park for viewing at Saturday’s Show and Shine event, proceeds are raised to benefit the at-risk and special needs families of Oak Grove Center.

The car show took place over October 11th-12th, inviting all classic car lovers, families and community members. Saturday kicked off with an opening ceremony, honoring Veterans and wrapped up with the highly anticipated awards ceremony. This year was extremely special as Dave and CeCe Lella were honored by the Drifters Car Club for all they have done to produce and build this event up to what it has become. Although they are “retiring,” they will still be advising and Oak Grove appreciates the tremendous impact they have made on behalf of the youth.

Tammy Wilson, Oak Grove Center’s CEO, expresses gratitude, “What a great 7th year for the Murrieta Rod Run. We so appreciate the leadership of The Drifters Car Club, the Sponsors, Vendors, Community friends, family and supporters. What a great show. The Friday Night Cruise and the Sat Show and Shine was phenomenal. What a great bunch of cars, philanthropists and FUN. Funds raised support the Vocational-Culinary and Educational programs of Oak Grove Center. We are grateful and hope to see you next year for the Great 8th Year!”

Murrieta Rod Run has helped fund Oak Grove’s baseball field, outdoor Leadership Camp, school field trips, vocational and culinary training, music camp for the Autism program and science/technology including robotics equipment.

Proceeds will benefit Oak Grove’s at-risk and special needs children and youth. The Murrieta Rod Run specifically contributes to the Vocational training and Culinary Programs. Oak Grove Center, located in Murrieta, is a non-profit 24-hour residential, educational and therapeutic treatment center serving 76 children who live on campus as well as 90-100 day students who attend our non-public school. We have a second non-public school located in Perris that serves an additional 50 students.

For more information about Oak Grove, visit us at 951-677-5599