WINKLER, MB by Greg Cybulski (April 4, 2010) In August of 2006, a unique event took place in Winkler, Manitoba. More than 100 combines harvested 180 acres simultaneously in just over 10 minutes. The event was called Harvest for Kids. In 2010, the combines are making a return with an even bigger challenge, to have 210 combines harvesting 240 acres in less than 8 minutes.
The true goal of Harvest for Kids is to raise funds and awareness for Children’s Camps International, a non-denominational organization that seeks to give kids in third world countries the opportunity to experience camp and to hear the message of the Gospel.
In an effort to help support and promote this year’s Harvest for Kids event, Chris Unrau’s #27 Lightning Sprint will be carrying the Harvest for Kids logo and event information for the first half of the Northern Lightning Sprint Association racing schedule at Red River Co-op Speedway. Unrau’s car will also be displayed at numerous events in Southern Manitoba to help promote the Harvest for Kids program while representing the NLSA.
“We are excited to be a part of this effort to help send kids to camp in countries where these opportunities are rare, if they exist at all”, said Unrau. “We would like to encourage all of our fans to attend the Harvest for Kids event on August 7, and to give generously to help send kids to camp.”
Harvest for Kids will take place at Winkler, Manitoba on August 7, 2010. For more information, please go to the Harvest for Kids website at http://harvestforkids.com
About the Northern Lightning Sprint Association:
Created in September of 2008, the Northern Lightning Sprint Association is a rapidly growing organization committed to the creation and maintenance of safe, fast, fun, and affordable open wheel racing. Many of the organization’s members are dedicated to helping charities such as the Children’s Hospital Foundation and Cancer Care of Manitoba. More information can be found at http://www.nlsprints.com