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Car Show to Support Teen Seat Belt Use, Safe Driving

Classic cars showcased at a previous Cars for Chris car show. (Courtesy of Christopher King Foundation)

HAMPTON ROADS — The Christopher King Foundation will hold its third annual “Cars for Chris” car show on Saturday, June 24 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Williamsburg-Jamestown Airport.

Two years ago, the foundation held its first car show event to promote safe driving for teens in honor the memory of Christopher King, a Jamestown High School graduate who passed away in a car accident on July 4, 2020. The event is organized in collaboration between the Christopher King Foundation and Drive Safe Hampton Roads.

The goal of the event is to increase seat belt use awareness and to encourage safe driving behaviors for teens in Hampton Roads, according to the foundation. Money raised at the event is used to educate young drivers in Drive Safe Hampton Roads’ programs: Get It Together Seat Belt Challenge (GIT) and 757 Sober Rides.

The Christopher King Foundation is inviting all car clubs, car enthusiasts and spectators to attend. The show will be held in an open-category format where anyone can drive in and compete for trophies, it said. There will also be safety demonstrations, food trucks and planes.

The rain date is Sunday, June 25. Spectators are free to attend. Those interested in competing may register online.

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