Branson Celebrity Go Kart Race to Benefit “The Caring People”
Branson, MO. July 11, 2016 –On July 16, Oak Grove Speedway in Oak Grove, Arkansas, will be the sight of a brand new kind of Go Karting when Branson celebrities jump in the racing karts for the benefit of a local charity, “The Caring People.” This event will be something to see!
“None of these Branson celebrities have driven racing go karts before, so this should be fun!” says event producer Gary Koreiba. “My son, Alexander, has been racing go karts for the past three years, and we are having a ball. When Oak Grove Speedway owner, Ron McKelvrey, asked me if I could get some of my ‘celebrity friends’ to come out for a charity benefit, I told him that I thought I could make it happen.”
And it did! As soon as Gary started calling his friends, they all enthusiastically agreed to race. “Within a few hours, I had spoken to Jarrett Dougherty, Clay Cooper, Paul Harris, Matt Gumm, Jason and Desta Pritchett, Johnny Lonestar, and Michael, Avery, and Nadia Cole (from “Ayo”) and everyone was in. My wife, Kim Boyce, and Desta and Nadia are racing in a Powderpuff race that should be interesting!”
The beneficiary of the event proceeds is “The Caring People,” a ministry to single moms started over twenty years ago by JoDee Herschend. The mission of “The Caring People” is to create an awareness of and a desire to meet Jesus through unconditional love and acceptance. “The Caring People” maintains continuous training of women as care group leaders who minister to single moms in Missouri and other states throughout the Midwest.
Local businesses have offered their support of this unique event. Oak Grove Family Restaurant, 107.1 KTHS Radio, Danielson Design, 99.5 KADI Radio, and Branson Tri-Lakes News have all contributed to help make the event a success.
The Branson Celebrity Go Kart Race will start at 6pm on July 16th at Oak Grove Speedway, about 30 minutes south of Branson on Hwy. 86 West at Hwy.103. Gates open at 4pm. Tickets are $5.00, children 8 and under are free. Concessions will be available for purchase with proceeds benefiting The Caring People.