Rather than donate one of the “standard” RC raceboats he sells through his side business Real Fast RC Hobbies like he did last year, Micheal Stancombe of Lucas Oil/Peppers Racing fame opted to give this year’s donation for the Shore Dreams for Kids Casino Night Fundraiser a custom paint job.
This Shore Dreams for Kids RC boat will be available for auction tonight at the Shore Dreams for Kids Casino Night Fundraiser.
Featuring the Shore Dreams for Kids logo on the sides and deck of the red and white AQ Skater catamaran, Stancombe wrapped up the ready-to-run RC boat just in time to be delivered for tonight’s fourth annual casino night charity fundraising extravaganza at Eagle Ridge Country Club in Lakewood, N.J. Proceeds from the event go directly toward funding this year’s Shore Dreams for Kids, which takes place Saturday, July 11 in New Jersey’s Seaside Heights.
For more than 30 years, the non-profit organization has provided the day of powerboat rides, carnival fun and food for mentally and physically challenged children and adults and their families from around the Northeast, and every year donations like the one from Stancombe become even more valuable and special.
Offshore racer Micheal Stancombe decided to donate a custom-painted RC boat for Shore Dreams for Kids this year.
“I think they got $800 or so last year for the boat I donated, which was one of the Lucas Oil models,” said Stancombe, who has raced alongside his father George for 30 years. “I’m guessing this one will go for much more being that it has the custom logo and that the No. 1s on the sides and deck are painted with 24K gold leaf. Dad and I also autographed the inside of the engine hatch. I wish I could be there tonight, but I couldn’t make it happen.”
Stancombe, who owns several sports bars in the Indianapolis area, said he’s planning to race the Lucas Oil Skater with his dad at the Sarasota Powerboat Grand Prix Festival in early July.
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