Rebuilding Together Hosts 10th Annual Construction Derby


A race of non-motorized derby cars on NW 5th Street in downtown OKC to raise money for Rebuilding Together OKC

Oklahoma City, OK. – Twenty-five derby vehicles, constructed of materials commonly used to make home modifications and repairs for Rebuilding Together OKC homeowners, will race in downtown Oklahoma City, competing in the 10th Annual Construction Derby. New to this year’s Construction Derby, Rebuilding Together will use a drag race style Christmas Tree lighting system at the starting line. This “PortATree” staging will allow for more accurate and exciting competition!

WHAT: Two classes will compete – professional and amateur – in this annual derby car race supporting the nonprofit Rebuilding Together OKC, which strives to keep senior citizens safe, warm and dry by providing free home repairs and safety modifications.  Construction Derby is an all-day event with children’s activities, a car show, and tailgating happening simultaneously.

WHEN: Sunday, October 6

  • 11:45 a.m. Race timed trials
  • 12:00 p.m. Special events begin (children’s area open, car show, Bricktown Clowns, Roxy’s Ice Cream Social, Kona Ice, Choc Beer)/Tailgating with free lunch
  • 2:00 p.m. Race begins
  • Approx. 4:00 p.m. Awards presentation

WHERE: “No Motor Speedway” (NW 5TH between WALKER & SHARTEL)

WHO: Derby teams are financial supporters of Rebuilding Together including businesses and community groups, which registered prior to derby.  The Construction Derby event is open to the general public and entry is free.

RSVP: Sara Norton-Sanner, community relations, Rebuilding Together OKC, sarachristine@rebuildingtogetherokc.org, 405-607-0464.

 


 

Rebuilding Together OKC brings volunteers and communities together to improve the homes and lives of low-income, elderly homeowners in the Oklahoma City metro area. Through our Year-Round Emergency Repair / Home Modification Program and our annual Rebuilding Day Program, we provide free home repairs, emergency home repairs and home modifications that foster safer mobility and independence, changing the lives of our elderly neighbors so they can age in place with grace and dignity.  For more information visit www.rebuildingtogetherokc.org