Beatty and other Kosair volunteers

Beatty and other Kosair volunteers

By Adelle Brodbeck

For seven years, local Bob Beatty donated refurbished cars for the Kosair Shrine Classic Car Giveaway. Attendees could purchase raffle tickets for a chance to win a classic car, with profits going to children in need of organ transplants.

Carrying on the tradition, Kosair Charities will host its second open car and motorcycle show on Saturday, May 30, at Mike Linnig’s on Cane Run Road to raise funds for hospitalized children.

Since 2009, Beatty has helped to garner over $900,000 for the Kosair Kids. Following his death in December 2014, Kosair Charities is determined to keep his successful fundraiser afloat.

This year’s show will highlight the chance to win a 1940 Ford Club Coupe, titled “Black Cherry.” All proceeds from the raffle tickets will go to Kosair Charities.

The event also will feature live music from Louisville ’60s legends The Monarchs.

Black Cherry

Black Cherry

Tickets to the show can be purchased on site or through Kosair Charities online. All cars and motorcycles are welcome to be displayed for the open show; registration for interested motorists lasts from 10 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. The show will begin at 1 p.m., with live music starting at 2.

More information and a full schedule of the day’s events can be found at www.kosair.org