Senior Project to Raise Funds for Shriner's Hospital

A senior project and a desire to help others will provide a great opportunity for car lovers in Spartanburg this weekend.

The Shining for Shriners Car Show, sponsored in part by Harrisons USA, Coggins Flowers and Gifts, W.N. Kirkland, Inc., Mezcal Taberna, Dream Vacations, Iron City Pools, Chick-Fil-A, Detailed Wraps, and Circle B Bar-B-Que, will be held at Dorman High School on Saturday from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

The event is the senior project for Oakbrook Preparatory School student Jake Hall.

“The need for a project is what started the whole idea,” Hall said. “I was looking all over for a local cause or non-profit, and I love what the Shriners do to help children in need. Every dime that’s made will go directly to the Shriner’s Hospital.”

Hall has been interested in cars for a few years, and saw the project as a good opportunity to pair something that he loves with community service. He’s looking forward to seeing some of the vehicles on hand, including a Nissan GT-R.

“That’s one of my dream cars,” he said. “But I’m pretty excited to see a lot of them.”

The field will include some classics, including the very first Mercury Cougar produced at the company’s San Jose plant, bearing VIN number 001, and a 1965 Chevrolet Malibu SS, both sold at the famed Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas auction.

There are close to 40 cars pre-entered for the show, and entries can be made on the day of the show as well. Hall is hoping for a great turnout.

“I’m looking forward to having a great time, seeing a bunch of cars, and most importantly raising a lot of money for the Shriner’s Hospital,” he said.