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Children of late law enforcement officers to receive scholarships from Gary Dudley Foundation at June 16 Church Brothers Car Show

Published Monday, June 4, 2018 01:24 pm
by Sally Bonneau

INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana students whose law enforcement parents died in the line of duty will receive college scholarships during the 5th annual Church Brothers Collision Repair Car Show to Benefit the Gary Dudley Memorial Scholarship Foundation. The car show takes place Saturday, June 16 at the Church Brothers’ Shadeland shop, 751 North Shadeland Avenue on Indianapolis’ east side.

The Foundation honors the memory of Indiana State Police Lt. Gary Dudley, who was killed while participating in a charity bicycle ride to raise funds and awareness for the state chapter of Concerns of Police Survivors (COPS) in August 2006. Dudley’s widow, Carolyn, established the Foundation shortly after her husband’s death. To date, over $200,000 has been awarded to deserving students in Indiana.

The Dudley Foundation is the permanent beneficiary of the annual Church Brothers Collision Repair Car Show. All proceeds from the event benefit the Foundation – then Church Brothers Collision Repair matches the money raised by the show dollar-for-dollar. Based on previous shows, 200-250 vehicles are expected to participate.

New this year, the Church Brothers car show also is the official car show of the 2018 Marion County Fair. The first 200 entrants in the show will receive two tickets to the 88th annual Marion County Fair, which runs June 15-24. Car show entrants who elect to go directly from the car show to the Marion County Fairgrounds on Jun 16 will be parked in a special, secured lot.

Car show gates open at 7 am on June 16 with on-site registration from 7 to 11 am. (Pre-registration is available at www.church-brothers.com.) Cost is $20 per vehicle. The Indiana State Police will be on site en force with displays and demonstrations throughout the day, along with mascot appearances, vendor displays and music by Donna’s Rock & Roll Cruisin’ Oldies. Food and beverages will be available for purchase on site from Judge’s Tip of the Rib BBQ, Bacon Station and Good’s Candy & Ice Cream.

Former Indianapolis Colt and co-host of The Grady & Big Joe Show, 1070 The Fan’s Joe Staysniak, will emcee the event, and Country Music Hall of Fame member and recently retired HANK-FM announcer JD Cannon will appear.

A total of 45 awards will be presented beginning at 2 pm: The Gary Dudley Memorial Scholarship Foundation Best of Show, the Church Brothers Collision Repair People’s Choice, Best Paint, Best Foreign, Best Engine, Best Interior, Best Modified/Ratrod, Best Ford, GM & Mopar (pre-1981), Best Ford, GM & Mopar (1981-present), DJ’s Choice, Best Survivor, and Top 30. Goodie buckets and dash plaques will be distributed to the first 200 to register.

The college scholarships will be presented during the noon hour.

To pre-register for the car show or for additional information, visit www.church-brothers.com. Show rain date is Saturday, June 23.

Spectators are invited to join in the festivities throughout the day at no admission charge.

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