Mark your calendars for Saturday, April 27.
And join me and a few hundred AWESOME people in Elk River, Minn., for the 3rd Annual Hunter Houle Memorial Fundraiser.
On tap that day: Indoor go-kart racing on an awesome track; great people; incredible auction items; a fantastic banquet; and raising funds for a great organization.
Hunter was funny, kind, goofy and sometimes brazen young adult who made the world a far more interesting place. He died while practicing for a race on his snowmobile in January 2017.
The Hunter Houle Memorial Foundation arose as a means to continue Hunter’s passion for racing and helping others via engaging in charitable purposes, advancement of education and helping those in need.
Last year’s fundraiser was a HUGE success–raising more than $50,000 which made it possible for the Hunter Houle Memorial Foundation to donate big money to a children’s hospital, the snocross mobile medic team, a homeless shelter for youth, a food program for kids, the Make-A-Wish foundation, and more
So many great people enjoyed a day of friendly go-kart racing, hanging out with each other and helping a charity. Many well-known friends and family came, including Tucker Hibbert, Mike Houle, Logan Christian, Zach Herfindahl, Dan Ebert, Dale Lindbeck, Aaron Scheele, Jim Dimmerman, Tommy Zeller, Joey Hallstrom, Brian Espeseth, Kaden Woodie, Taven Woodie, Brian Nelson and about 50 others who I’m sadly forgetting.
Come, join the fun, put someone into the wall the way Hunter would have done, eat a ton of food and be happy for the day.
This event is open to anyone with an interest, whether you were a friend of Hunter’s or not. Doesn’t matter if your color is green, red, yellow or blue. I expect most of that same motley crew mentioned above to be at this year’s event, trading paint on the track and stories off of it.
The day begins with go-kart racing at Pro-Kart Indoor in Maple Grove, Minn., with classes for youth, women, beginners, experts and 50-plus for old farts like me. The round-robin format means lots of track time, with trophies going to the top finishers.
This year there’s an informal banquet dinner and auctions at ERX Motorpark in Elk River, MN .
Can’t spend the whole day away? No problem, just pick and choose what activities to participate in. You can preregister HERE (and save $10 over day-of registration). Click that same link for more information.
I hope to see you there!