MOUNTAIN AREA — The second annual Chasing Shelby Foundation Car Show, sponsored by the Veater Financial Group, turned out to be a rousing success. The event raises money for local children and families facing the challenges of a serious birth defect.
The Chasing Shelby Foundation honors the memory of Shelby Chase Veater, a beloved member of the mountain community who was born with Spina Bifida. Her parents gave Shelby the middle name “Chase” despite being told she would never walk — their hope was that one day she would be able to chase her older brother and sister around — and she did. Shelby was a graduate of Yosemite High School and a freshman at Clovis Community when she passed away nearly two years ago, in December of 2016.
“Our 2018 fundraising efforts have been incredible, thanks in part to our community members,” says Nancy Veater, Shelby’s mom. “All the proceeds raised this year were donated to Valley Children’s Hospital.
“We feel it is our purpose to help families welcome their new Spina Bifida babies home with as much information about Spina Bifida as we can, story books for the children that are all about them and a comforting blanket to help them learn that the world is really open to their babies, that there really no limits.
“The Chasing Shelby Foundation would like to thank our sponsor, Veater Financial, our vendors and community for helping make the second annual Chasing Shelby Car Show a success. We look forward to 2019 and hope to have the continued support of all involved.”
The car show took place on Friday, Sept. 28 from 5 – 8 p.m. and featured classic as well as modern cars, food, prizes, raffles and an auction including items generously donated by sports greats Derek Carr, Steve Young and Jerry Rice.