Al Robinson Fundraiser Event Details & Schedule

Al Robinson Photo

Tom Cummings talks about the Al Robinson benefit on May 11th at ShangriLa

The Al Robinson Benefit will be a "Family Fun Day" utilizing a "Relay for Life" format, and will be held the afternoon and evening of Friday, May 11, overnight camping and concluding during the morning of Saturday, May 12th. It will include activities to engage the kids, including a Deejay; face painting; rides around the track in a pace car or race car; tricycle races on the track; a "bounce house"; racing souvenir vendors, and more. Friday evening will feature family activities, including free camping with a community bonfire, down-hill races in home-made carts for the "bigger kids"; and a test-n-tune session at the Skyview Dragstrip. The fund-raising activities will include pace car rides around the track, a silent auction of various donated items; a live auction of racing artifacts; sponsored walking laps around the track; and donations. Saturday will conclude with the opening Shangri-La 2 test-n-tune day, so fans can see their favorite cars and drivers on-track for the first time this season.

Any donations of tickets and/or artifacts (racing memorabilia) to be auctioned may be sent/delivered directly to Shangri-La 2 Speedway, 114 Skyline Drive, Tioga Center, New York, 13845. Please mark "for Al Robinson fund". Any monetary donations may be sent by check to The Spalding Foundation, c/o Betty Sherwood, 1074 Sulpher Springs Road, Owego, New York, 13827. Please write "Al Robinson Fund" on the comment line. Those wishing to volunteer their time to help out with the event can contact Amy Stilson or Laura Kresge at Shangri-La 2 Motorspeedway. There will be more details forthcoming about the benefit and it's participants in the near future.

The Al Robinson benefit committee can be reached by e-mail to one of the following members; Amy Stilson ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ), Betty Sherwood ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ), Lora Kresge ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ), Tom Cummings ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ), Jim Burleigh ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) or Greg Zyla ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )


Schedule of Events:

Friday, May 11th
Gates Open for Setup 11:00 - 4:00pm
Registration Opens 4:00pm
Commencement 5:00pm
Concessions Available 5:00pm
50/50 Tickets Avialable 5:00pm
Happy Hour 7:00 - 8:00pm
Kids Bounce House 5:00pm
Candy Store Opens 5:00pm
Face Painting Open 6:00 - 7:00pm
Chinese Auction Items Go On Sale                                                                              5:00pm
Live Auction! 8:00pm
Pace/Race Car Rides 7:00pm
Bon Fire 9:00pm
Red Solo Cup Challenge 9:00pm
Down Hill Races 10:00pm
Lights Out! 1:00am
Saturday, May 12th
Pancake Breakfast Available 8:00am
Kids Penny Drop 9:00am
Coloriing Contest 9:30am
Race/Pace Car Rides 10:00am
Candy Store Opens 9:00am
Face Painting Opens 9:00am
Kids Bicycle Races (Kids Bring your own Bike!)
11:00am
Drawing For Silent Auction 11:15am
Announcement of Best/Tent/Pit Display 11:30am
50/50 Drawing (DO NOT Need to be present to Win!)
11:45am
End of Event - Thank you! 12:00pm

 

Red Solo Cup Challenge:  See who can build the biggest Red Solo Cup Tower!  Grand Prize Winner recieves a Championship Trophy, supply of Red Solo Cups and a Case of Beer (21 or Older).

Down Hill Race:  Race from the Dragstrip to the Oval Track in your own homemade Contraption!  This is the same edition seen at Oswego Speedway.  $10 Entry Fee.  Winners Receive a Trophy and a 2 Grandstand Admission Passes to any Shangri-La II Event.  No restrictions on the tickets. Rules are as follows:

  • Single Elimnination Format
  • Homemade carts only. Must have minimum of 3 wheels.  Must have turning capability. Brakes recommended but not mandatroy.  
  • No Pre-Fab Racing Frames on any kind. No Motor of any kind. No Bike Frames.
  • Helmet (no open face) and Long Sleeve Shirt and Pants Required. 
  • 1 Pusher Per Cart.
  • This is a fun event intended to raise money for the fundraiser.  Winner is guaranteed a starting position in Oswego ROC Down Hill Races!

Kids Penny Drop:  Hey Kids!  See how many pennies you can pick up off the race track!  Then take your pennies to the Penny Candy Store at Shangri-La II!

Coloring Contest: Kids of all ages color your favorite picture.  Each age group will then be judged and the lucky winners will recieve their choice of prizes!

Kids Bicylce Races:   Race down the front stretch on your own bicylce! 

 All Proceeds will go to Al Robinson!  Thanks for your support!

 


 

Dover International Speedway creates auction package to benefit Al Robinson

DOVER, Del. – Dover International Speedway is creating a special June 3, 2012 auction package to benefit former Public Relations Director Al Robinson. The all-inclusive package includes:

-- (2) passes to the Dover Motorsports, Inc. luxury suite on Sunday, June 3
-- (2) pit passes for Sunday, June 3
-- An overnight stay at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino on Sunday, June 3
-- Complimentary breakfast buffet on Monday, June 4
-- A Monster Racing four-lap ride package on Monday, June 4

To participate in the online auction visit http://bit.ly/DoverMonster. The auction ends on May 14, 2012.

Robinson has been involved in racing for more than 40 years in various capacities and served as public relations director at Dover International Speedway for more than a decade. On May 11, 2011, Al suffered a debilitating stroke which has left him in need of 24-hour care. Confined to Elderwood Care Facility in Waverly, N.Y., he has been working hard through physical therapy, but still has a long way to go.

Monetary donations for Robinson may be sent by check to The Spalding Foundation, c/o Betty Sherwood, 1074 Sulpher Springs Road, Owego, N.Y., 13827. Please write "Al Robinson Fund" on the comment line. All money and check donations specified for the Al Robinson Fund will go to Al Robinson.