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Build Jake’s Place “Spring Car Cruise” At Silver Diner
Build Jake’s Place, the local non-profit that recently opened Camden County’s first “Boundless” Playground, will sponsor a free benefit car cruise at Cherry Hill’s Silver Diner on Saturday, April 28th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The rain-or-shine event, open to all auto makes, models and years, is expected to draw classic cars, muscle cars and seldom-seen autos of every type. Holman Automotive, South Jersey’s premier car dealerships, is a major sponsor of the Spring Car Cruise and will be exhibiting its rare 1926 Ford Model T.
Members of local classic car clubs who have long-supported Build Jake’s Place have indicated they will bring their unique cars, and the Ankokas Car Club of South Jersey will lend its support and members to organize the day. There is no charge to bring a car.
Radio Station WOGL will show its own classic Ford Mustang and custom Chevy Tahoe, plus offer music, prizes and surprises. The Silver Diner, longtime sponsor of Build Jake’s Place events, will donate a portion of its food profits to Build Jake’s Place during the cruise. Basket auctions, door prizes and commemorative T-shirts will be available. Car owners will compete for 20 unique awards, plus trophies for “Best in Class” and “Best in Show.”
Build Jake’s Place’s Board Chair Joe Nasto, of Pennsauken, recently announced the organization’s next effort, a “Miracle Field” in Cherry Hill. According to Nasto, this special field, built adjacent to the state-of-the-art playground recently opened by the organization at Challenge Grove in Cherry Hill, will be designed so children with disabilities can “buddy” with children to play baseball and softball. Like the playground, the Miracle Field will be built with the support and generosity of the people of Camden County and the cooperation of the Camden County Freeholders and Parks Department.
Build Jake’s Place is dedicated to building “Playgrounds for Everybody®" – playgrounds and play opportunities where both abled and disabled children can play. Its playground offers special capabilities and features for children with disabilities, while allowing every child a fun play experience. It serves more than 12,000 disabled Camden County children and is used by children and adults throughout the Delaware Valley.
Build Jake’s Place is affiliated with the Miracle League, a national organization dedicated to building leagues and fields where children of every ability can play ball together. For more information on Build Jake’s Place, visit www.buildjakesplace.org or call 856-662-4418.
Build Jake’s Place was inspired by 2 ½ year old Jacob Myles Cummings Nasto, who died from complications after his fourth open heart surgery. Jake was treated at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. He had a rare condition - literally half a heart. Jake visited playgrounds as part of his physical therapy but was often unable to use the apparatus. The Board of Build Jake’s Place and his parents, Kathleen Cummings and Joseph Nasto, of Pennsauken, sought public and private funding to “Build Jake’s Place.” Build Jake’s Place is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.