On August 18 at South Sound Speedway in Rochester, WA the first ever South Sound Summer Jam took place thanks to Russell Moore and a team of dedicated coworkers, friends and volunteers. Russell Moore is the Internet Parts Manager at Olympia Nissan. He is the father of three boys; the youngest was born with Down syndrome in November 2012.
While Olympia Nissan has organized several charity car shows in past, this was the first year they moved the event to a large speedway and included a national organization as one of the beneficiaries. Participants traveled from all over the area to enjoy an impressive car show and to experience a tandem drift competition involving some of the best drivers in the northwest, among other highlights. In total, $3,613 was donated to NDSS from event revenue and online contributions to Russell’s NDSS Your Way page.
NDSS affiliate and local Down syndrome support group South Puget Sound Up with Down Syndrome was also included in the event. Their incredible enthusiasm led to $3,922 in donations to their group.
“Words cannot express how awesome I think each and every one of you are,” Russell said at the event, “this event would have never happened if it wasn't for a lot of people being willing to stand behind me and chip in - no matter how big or small.”
Congratulations to Russell Moore, his family and coworkers. Special thanks to our friends at the South Puget Sound Up with Down Syndrome who represented the Down syndrome community with such flair.
View the South Sound Summer Jam NDSS Your Way Create page.
Check out a video from the event for car lovers.
Love that 21 21 21 pattern on the apron in the image? Due to popular demand, Russell is now selling car decals with that pattern for $5 each. A portion of the proceeds support the South Puget Sound Up with Down Syndrome group.