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AFROTC Auto Show to benefit Disabled American Veterans

Classic muscle cars, sleek SUVs and souped-up trucks all will be on display at New Mexico State University as Air Force ROTC holds its first auto show to raise funds for Disabled American Veterans and the Blue Wings AFROTC student organization. The show will take place from 4-6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 24, in parking lot 30, across from the Pan American Center.

Five veterans will judge the vehicles and will determine first-, second- and third-place trophy awards in nine different classes. AFROTC is encouraging the community to enter all vehicle types into the competition.

"It's extremely important to support our veterans," AFROTC cadet and event coordinator Ryan Kneafsey said. "The vets have dedicated their lives to service. This is a great way to not only recognize and thank them, but to honor them as well."

Sponsorships and donations are welcome and AFROTC is inviting everyone to come see the competing automobiles. Food and drink will be on hand and KVLC 101 Gold will provide music throughout the evening.

The majority of the proceeds from the event will be presented to DAV at ROTC's annual banquet in November, which honors disabled veterans. The remaining proceeds will benefit the Air Force ROTC Blue Wings student organization.

Pre-registration costs $20 and is open now through Saturday, Oct. 23. Those interested can pick up a registration form on the second floor of Young Hall in the AFROTC offices on the NMSU campus or by contacting Kneafsey at 915-487-9697 or DAVautoshow@yahoo.com. Registration will also take place prior to the event, from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, for $25. An event t-shirt is included with registration.