SUMMERSIDE, P.E.I. – Folks taking in Grass Roots and Cowboy Boots this year will have a chance to grab some new goodies in service of a good cause.
The event, an important annual fundraiser for the Prince County Hospital Foundation, is slated for Sept. 8 at Credit Union Place, in Summerside.
Among the new businesses coming on board this year to help with the fundraiser is a partnership of two companies owned or co-owned by Trevor Lambe, Vincent Lambe Garnier Racing, of the Maritime Pro Stock Tour, and CanadianFloridaVacationHome.com.
Together they have put up a free week at a four-bedroom home, near Disney World, for the auction portion of the fundraiser.
“We like to support and give back,” said Lambe.
“We have a lot of sponsors who support us in our racing program and we wanted to give back to the community.”
Tickets for Grass Roots and Cowboy Boots are for sale at $100 per ticket. A ticket buys your meal, which is steak, lobster, seafood chowder, ice cream and more, entertainment by local artists, including Jimmy the Janitor, and a chance to win a Jeep, donated by Summerside Chrysler Dodge.
Summerside Chrysler Dodge is the title sponsor for the event, which owner Warren Ellis and his family founded.
Ellis said he’s happy to have Lambe and his partners on board this year.
“Every year I’m always trying to seek out new items for the auction,” said Ellis.
“This (vacation home) is something new, something different, something exciting and I think it’s going to bring in good money for the hospital. We thank the boys for getting involved; it’s very much appreciated.”
Tickets for Grass Roots and Cowboy Boots can be found at Summerside Chrysler Dodge or by calling (902) 853-7160. Limited tickets are also available at the PCH Foundation office in the Prince County Hospital lobby.