Milton enjoyed the Hot Wheels Race and Fun Fair organized by Milton Off Roads and East Side Mario’s on the 12th of June. The event was fun-filled with a massive 10’ drag strip style track for all to enjoy and witness the magic of Hot Wheels.

Close to a 1000 people came to this event to show support for Milton Autism. The efforts of Milton Offroad (Melissa Thomson & Scott Perks) and East side Mario’s (Zain Raza & Jordan Bassett) led to the collection of more than $ 2,500, to which the restaurant will be donating 10% of all food sales for the event.

Milton Autism is working tirelessly to ally with the autism community, helping to ensure we live in a society that promotes inclusion, diversity, equity and belonging. To learn more about Milton Autism and how you can help, log on to https://www.miltonautism.ca/. “Scott Perks of the Milton Offroad Club approached us with the event idea. Family and Fun are essential to us, and we love giving back to the community,” said Jordan Bassett, Manager of the East Side Mario.

The children competed in Hot Wheels Races, and the massive track was every child’s dream come true. Face painting, popcorn, cotton candy, by Diksha Pal Narayan Photos by Rick Di Lorenzo and other activities. There were many collectable cars on display that people could enjoy viewing. Neil Teague and David Coulter had their vehicles on display for the crowd.

“East Side Mario has always been involved with the community. We have done events with Food4Kids, the Halton Women’s Place and just last year, we started our annual charity golf tournament. We are in the early stages of planning our charity Golf Tournament and will be raising money for the Milton Hospital this year.

Scott Perks, one of the admins for Milton Off-road, has a child on the autism spectrum. Scott said, “It was a natural fit to support families affected by autism.”

Milton Off-road is a local off-road club with a strong focus on community involvement and a strong charity component, including the Childs’s Hot Wheels Race that raises money for a charity of choice each spring (June). Milton Off-Road is also a private Facebook group, and they run Milton off-road: Community events, a Public page for community events. A Christmas Toy Drive and Nighttime Jeep -Off-road Truck Parade through Milton are things that they have brought to the community. The Toy drive has raised more than $12,000 in the last three years.

“We are overwhelmed with the success of this event. We all owe a HUGE thank you to the sponsors, High School Volunteers, and most importantly, the local community for their fantastic support,” said Scott.

The event was attended by councilors Rick Di Lorenzo, Sameera Ali and Regional Councillor Mike Cluett.

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