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Scott Sperling
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« on: March 03, 2012, 11:33:24 pm »

Dear UFWDA,

The 4xKIDS JAM is a Jeep ONLY trail ride and fund raiser for campers at Camp Riley, Bradford Woods, IN - part of the Riley Children's Foundation. Fat Boys Jeepers are hosting this event and is the largest member of the Indiana Four Wheel Drive Association. Camp Riley specialize in children with mobility disabilities.  The Fat Boys Jeepers have taken the Camp Riley campers for Jeeps rides during camp over the last 10 years.  We are looking to enlist the help of the Jeep off road community to build a Challenge Course at Camp Riley.  The Challenge Course will be available to all camps for the next 30 years...positively affecting the lives of thousands of children.

The Fat Boys Jeepers invites you and your member Jeep owners to 4xKIDS JAM on May 10-12, 2012.  The event will be held at the Ranch in French Lick, IN - a Jeep Jamboree USA site.  This site is on private property and is only open to vehicle traffic 3 times per year.  Included in the event fee is two days of guided trails (class 3-7), special events area, T-shirt, stickers, and other memorabilia, 4 meals and arrival reception, and the opportunity to meet our guest of honors - the Camp Rileycampers.  

Several vendors have stepped up in support of this event - Manufacturers such as Warn, Bushwacker, Hi-Lift Jack and distributors like Meyer Distributing, and Baseline 4x4 have donated hundreds of dollars of merchandise for door prizes.  There will also be a Jeep memorabilia auction on Friday evening.  All proceeds go toward building the Challenge Course at Camp Riley.

The Ranch is a Bed & Breakfast and makes for a very comfortable base camp. There are rental cabins and campsites (tent) onsite , and several motels within 10 minutes.   Organized Jeep treks have been running the trails for over 20 years.  This time of year the hills are in bloom with spring foliage.....it's really a great time to be out wheeling.  The trails are rated from a class 3 to 7 - depending on the moisture content of the soil.   There are trails with rock ledges, creek beds, and lots of off camber stuff....at the same time, there are trails for the less adventurous Jeep owners.  All Trail Guides are experienced and pull from the Jeep Jamboree crews -having a good knowledge of the terrain and the local "moon shiners & gangsters" history.  And in the evenings, there is the casino in French Lick.

The real winners for this weekend are the kids at Camp Riley.  The enthusiasm shown by the campers for Jeeps is amazing.  These kids have mobility disabilities - but at Camp Riley, they scuba dive, water ski, ride zip lines, and ride in Jeeps....a really unique opportunity for them and for us.  I have never met an adult that wasn't touched by these children.  The Challenge Course will add some additional tasks to help build confidence and stability.....including tilting platforms, moving walkways, some low rope activities .... And it will be used by hundreds of campers for the next 30 years.....

So what we are offering is a great weekend of wheeling while positively affecting the lives of hundreds of children....Please join us.  4xKIDS JAM fee schedule is just $250 for the Driver and his Jeep, Passengers are $165 each - A reservation form is attached to this email, and there is additional information and videos on the event website www.4xKIDS.org

If you have any questions, or need help with accommodations, etc. please give me a call.  My name is Ron and I am the chairperson for this event. My cell phone is 260-413-2123, and my email is ron@4xkids.org .

 
Thank you in advance for your support.  I look forward to meeting you.

 Sincerely,

4XKIDS JAM

 Ron Mattox, Event Chairman

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« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2012, 11:37:23 pm »

If you unable to attend, please consider a club, corporate or personal donation. Your tax deductible donations go directly to building our Challenge Course. Donations can be made online at www.4xKIDS.org .
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« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2012, 01:51:39 pm »

Fat Boys Jeepers is sponsoring the 4xKIDS JAM at French Lick on May
10-12, 2012.  This event is a fund raiser toward building a Challenge
Course for the campers at Camp Riley....a camp specializing in children
with mobility issues.  I am pleased to announce that we have received a
matching grant to help selling out this inaugural  event.  

During the month of April, registration is just $200 for
the driver and his Jeep, and each passenger cost $100 each.

Included in the registration are 2.5 days of guided trails, special events area,
food service, trading post, raffles, and door prizes.  

The trails are on private property near French Lick and are limited to
vehicle use just three times each year.  Come on out and get the Jeep
dirty....eat some great food....win some stuff.....and make a difference
in children's lives for the next 20 years....Join us at 4xKIDS JAM.

Registration forms and online registration at www.4xKIDS.org  Please take
note that to receive the discounted price,
your registration must be post marked during the month of April 2012.

Questions can be emailed to ron@4xKIDS.org or call 260-413-2123.

If your schedule does not permit attending 4xKIDS JAM, please consider
an online donation via the website www.4xKIDS.org .  The 4xKIDS will
appreciate it!
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« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2012, 09:19:02 pm »

This event may be moving on to my wheelin' calendar.
I should know in a couple of weeks.
Wheelin' events have been scarce lately.
Hope to see you all there!
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« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2012, 03:47:04 pm »

Thanks for posting this up Scott!  It sounds like a GREAT event for an extremely worthy cause.
I hope your rosters overflow with registrants!  unfortunately, I'm already obligated that weekend and won't be able to attend (this year).
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