Corvettes owned by CCCC members parked in front of the National Corvette Musuem in Bowling Green, Kentucky.

Community Involvement

Capital City Corvette Club is committed to helping our community. We host several car shows and races every year, with a large portion of the funds raised going back to our community. We also take part in many local parades, car shows, etc. You will find that CCCC is made up of a group of caring individuals. Come join us!


2017 Giving:

  • $3,925 was raised for Sparrow Children's Center at Sparrow Hospital, our local Children's Miracle Network hospital on September 17.
  • Funds were raised for the VFW National Home for Children during the Blessing of the Vettes annual car show and rallies on June 3. We will update with the amount raised once the final count is in.
  • $1,307 was raised for the Blessings in a Backpack Program during our Cruise-In For Kids event, held on May 24 at Neff Elementary School in Grand Ledge.
  • $500 automotive scholarships were provided to Jarrett Gawel and Christopher Ciffin, automotive students at Capital Area Career Center.  These scholarships were given in the memory of John Bechtel, former President of Capital City Corvette Club.
  • $500 automotive scholarships were provided to Jarrett Gawel, Christopher Ciffin and Michaela Chambers, Capital Area Career Center students in memory of Colin J. Nethaway.  Collin died in a car accident while on his way to the career center. ProAssurance Casualty Company co-sponsored these three scholarshipsz.
  • BINGO with the seniors at Tamarack Apartments was held on March 25 with gift cards and a variety of prizes, valued at approximate $750, donated by members of CCCC. CCCC members also brought coffee and desserts to share with the residents.

2016 Giving:

  • At Christmas time a gift bag, which included a $10 gift card to Meijer, was provided to residents of each of the 39 apartments at Delta River Senior Village.
  • The club donated a $2,300 plus several bags of food to the Greater Lansing Food Bank during the holidays.  $1,000 came from club funds with members donating an additional $1,300 at our holiday party.
  • Club members agreed to split $1,000 four ways for Christmas giving again this year. The following charities each received a check for $250: Toys for Tots, St. Vincent Charities, Old Newsboys of Greater Lansing, and It's a Breast Thing.
  • Our annual BINGO event took place November 5 at Delta River Senior Village. CCCC members purchased gift cards and a variety of prizes, valued at approximately $1,000, for the residents.  The afternoon included snacks, desserts and a social time with residents.
  • $3,000 was raised for Children's Miracle Network at the inaugural CMN car show held at Shaheen Chevrolet on September 24.
  • More than $1,300 was raised for the VFW National Home for Children during the Blessing of the Vettes annual car show and rallies on June 4.
  • More than $2,200 was raised for the Blessings in a Backpack Program during our Cruise-In For Kids event, held on May 25 at Neff Elementary School in Grand Ledge.
  • A $500 automotive scholarship was provided to Arianna Argersinger, a Capital Area Career Center student in the memory of John Bechtel, former President of Capital City Corvette Club.
  • A $500 automotive scholarship was provided to Arianna Argersinger, a Capital Area Career Center student in memory of Colin J. Nethaway, who died in a car accident while on his way to the career center. ProAssurance Casualty Company added $250 to our donation, bringing the scholarship provided to $750. Colin's parents and other family members were on hand for the awarding of the scholarship.
  • BINGO with the seniors at Tamarack Apartments was brought back by popular demand on March 12 with gift cards and a variety of prizes, valued at approximate $500, donated by members of CCCC. CCCC members also brought coffee and desserts to share during a break between games.

More than $12,700 was donated back to the community in 2016.  In addition, CCCC members assisted the Capital Area Muscle Car Club in raising $4,200 for Sparrow Hospice Services during a Memorial Day car show at Hawk Island Park.

2015 Giving:

  • Club members decided to split $1,000 four ways for Christmas giving. The following charities each received a check for $250: Toys for Tots, St. Vincent Charities, Old Newsboys of Greater Lansing, and It's a Breast Thing.
  • Our annual BINGO event took place November 14 at Delta River Senior Village. CCCC members purchased gift cards and a variety of items to be used as prizes for the residents.  The games were followed by snacks, desserts and a social time with residents.  At Christmas time a gift bag, which included a $20 gift card to Meijer, was provided to residents of each of the 38 apartments.  The Bingo event and Christmas gifts valued around $1,750 in donations.
  • Due to low funds at the Greater Lansing Food Bank (GLFB), we chose to do our $1,000 Christmas donation in August rather than waiting until December. An additional $1,280 in donations were taken for the GLFB at our November meeting, bringing this year's donation to $2,280!
  • Members visited the Ingham County Medical Care Facility in Okemos in August to share memories of classic Corvettes with the residents.
  • Due to inclement weather conditions, only $756 was raised for the VFW National Home for Children during our annual Blessing of the Vettes Corvette Show and Rallies held on May 31 at Culver's in Okemos. The club made an additional donation of $244 raising the amount donated to $1,000.
  • Due to cold and windy weather, only $2,237.50 was raised for the Blessings in a Backpack Program during our Cruizin' For Kids event, held on May 19 at Neff Elementary School in Grand Ledge.  The club made an additional donation of $262.50 to bring the total raised and donated to $2,500!
  • A $500 automotive scholarship was provided to Melissa Williams, a Capital Area Career Center student in the memory of John Bechtel, former President of Capital City Corvette Club.
  • A $500 automotive scholarship was provided to Michael Oesterling, a Capital Area Career Center student in memory of Colin J. Nethaway, who died in a car accident while on his way to the career center.  ProAssurance Casualty Company matched our donation, bringing the scholarship provided to $1,000.  Colin's parents and other family members were on hand for the awarding of the scholarship.
  • Approximately $9,500 was donated back to the community in 2015. In addition, CCCC members assisted the Capital Area Muscle Car Club in raising almost $6,000 for Sparrow Hospice Services through car shows at Hawk Island Park.


2014 Giving:

  • $1,000, from club funds, was donated to the Greater Lansing Food Bank. CCCC members added an additional $1,045 at our holiday party to bring the total to $2,045.
  • Christmas cards with $10 gift cards were distributed to the 38 residents of the Delta River Senior Village during the holidays.  The gift cards were donated by a CCCC member and a special card was designed and printed by another member to go with them.
  • Our annual BINGO event took place November 1 at Delta River Senior Village. CCCC members purchased gift cards and a variety of items to be used as prizes for the residents.  The games were followed by snacks, desserts and a social time with residents.
  • Members visited the Ingham County Medical Care Facility in Okemos in August to share memories of classic Corvettes with the residents.
  • $1,500 was raised for the VFW National Home for Children during the Blessing of the Vettes annual car show and rallies on June 14.
  • Almost $2,500 was raised for the Blessings in a Backpack Program during our first annual Cruizin' For Kids event, held on May 28 at Neff Elementary School in Grand Ledge.
  • A $250 automotive scholarship was provided to Tyler Adair, a Capital Area Career Center student in the memory of John Bechtel, former President of Capital City Corvette Club.  The scholarship received matching funds bringing it to $500.
  • A $500 automotive scholarship was provided to Abdullah Ariri, a Capital Area Career Center student in the memory of Colin J. Nethaway, who died in a car accident while on his way to the career center. Colin's parents and other family members were on hand for the awarding of the scholarship.

Approximately $7,500 was donated back to the community in 2014. In addition, CCCC members assisted the Capital Area Muscle Car Club in raising almost $5,000 for Sparrow Hospice Services through two car shows.


2013 Giving:

  • A total of $1,240, plus assorted grocery items, was donated by members to the Greater Lansing Food Bank at our Holiday Party in December. Of this, $500 was designated from the club treasury and another $700 was raised at the party.
  • Our annual BINGO event with the seniors at Tamarack Apartments was held on November 9 with a variety of prizes, donated by members of CCCC. An ice cream social was held after the game with CCCC members bringing desserts to share.
  • $5,000 was raised for the Potter Park Zoo September 12. These funds were raised during our annual Horsepower at the Zoo car show with assistance from members of the Capital Area Muscle Car Club.
  • More than $1,500 was raised for the VFW National Home for Children during the Blessing of the Vettes annual car show and rallies on June 8.
  • A $500 automotive scholarship was provided to Hector Rios Rosas, a Capital Area Career Center student in the memory of John Bechtel, former President of Capital City Corvette Club.
  • A $250 automotive scholarship was provided to Kevin Hutton, a Capital Area Career Center student in memory of Colin J. Nethaway, who died in a car accident while on his way to the career center. Kevin's parents were once members of Capital City Corvette Club, and Kevin was a FCOA member as a child.

Almost $9,000 was donated back to the community in 2013 through various fundraising efforts and events. In addition, CCCC members assisted the Capital Area Muscle Car Club in raising $5,700 for Sparrow Hospice Services through two car shows during the summer of 2013.


2012 Giving:

  • $1,600 was donated to the Greater Lansing Food Bank at Christmas time. Club members added $1,100 to the club's donation of $500, raising the total holiday cash donation to $1,600. A trunkload of groceries were also donated by members at our holiday party in December.
  • $704 was donated to the VFW National Home for Children.  Of this, $454 was raised at the Blessing of the Vettes in June and $250 was donated through our holiday giving.
  • $250 was donated to the St. Vincent Children's Home as part of our holiday giving.
  • Our annual BINGO event with the senior residents at Tamarack Apartments was held on November 3 with a variety of prizes and desserts donated by members of CCCC.
  • $100 was donated to Go for the Gold to help sponsor Jordan Wieber's trip to the Olympics in London.
  • A $500 automotive scholarship was provided to Johnathon Pizzo, a Capital Area Career Center student in the memory of John Bechtel, former President of Capital City Corvette Club.
  • A $1,000 automotive scholarship was provided to Adam Zink, a Capital Area Career Center student in the memory of Colin J. Nethaway, who died in a car accident while on his way to the career center.  $500 of this was donated by CCCC, the other $500 came from another source.
  • Although we were unable to hold the annual Horsepower at the Zoo car show in September, CCCC members donated $500 to Potter Park Zoo.

More than $4,250 was donated back to the community in 2012 through our various fundraising efforts and events. In addition, CCCC members assisted the Capital Area Muscle Car Club in raising $5,000 for Sparrow Hospice Services through two car shows during the summer of 2012.


2011 Giving:

  • $2,200 was donated to the Greater Lansing Food Bank to assist with recent losses they have experienced. The Club donated a check for $1,000 in October. CCCC members donated an additional $1,120 in cash and checks, along with a trunkload of groceries (170 pounds of food!), at our holiday party in December.
  • Our annual BINGO event with the seniors at Tamarack Apartments was held on November 5 with a variety of prizes donated by members of CCCC. An ice cream social was held after the game with CCCC members bringing desserts to share.
  • More than $400 worth of toys was donated by members to Toys For Tots during a Drive and Dine in October.
  • $4,600 was raised for the Potter Park Zoo. These funds were raised during our 11th annual Horsepower at the Zoo show with assistance by members of the Capital Area Muscle Car Club.
  • $284 was raised for the VFW National Home for Children at the Blessing of the Vettes in May.
  • A $500 automotive scholarship was provided to Jeremy Rathbun, a Capital Area Career Center student in the memory of John Bechtel, former President of Capital City Corvette Club.
  • A $500 automotive scholarship was provided to Dylan Leece, a Capital Area Career Center student in the memory of Colin J. Nethaway, who died in a car accident while on his way to the career center.

More than $8,750 was donated back to the community in 2011 through our various fundraising efforts and events. In addition, CCCC members assisted the Capital Area Muscle Car Club in raising $5,000 for Sparrow Hospice Services through two car shows during the summer of 2011.


2010 Giving:

  • A $250 automotive scholarship was provided to a Capital Area Career Center student in the memory of John Bechtel, former President of Capital City Corvette Club.
  • A $500 automotive scholarship was provided to a Capital Area Career Center student in the memory of Colin J. Nethaway, who died in a car accident while on his way to the career center.
  • $4,500 was donated to the Potter Park Zoo. These funds were raised during our 10th annual Horsepower at the Zoo show with assistance from members of the Capital Area Muscle Car Club.
  • Our annual BINGO event with the seniors at Tamarack Apartments was held on November 7 with a variety of prizes, donated by members of CCCC. An ice cream social was held after the game with CCCC members bringing desserts to share.
  • $1,500 was shared with the community in our annual holiday giving as a club. We provided $250 to the VFW National Home for Children, $250 to the St. Vincent Children's Home and $1,000 to the Greater Lansing Food Bank. Our members contributed an additional $1,020 at our annual Holiday Party in support of the Greater Lansing Food Bank.
  • Money was donated in the memory of loved ones through our Hearts and Flowers program. These funds were provided to a number of worthy organizations.

More than $8,000 was donated back to the community in 2010 through our various fundraising efforts. In addition, CCCC members assisted the Capital Area Muscle Car Club in raising $7,500 for Sparrow Hospice Services through two car shows during the summer of 2010.


2009 Giving:

  • $500, in the form of two $250 automotive scholarships, was provided to Capital Area Career Center students in May. These scholarships were provided in the memory of Colin J. Nethaway, who died in a car accident while on his way to the career center.
  • $5,000 was donated to the Potter Park Zoo. These funds were raised during our 9th annual Horsepower at the Zoo show with assistance from members of the Capital Area Muscle Car Club.
  • Our annual BINGO event with the seniors at Tamarack Apartments was held on November 7 with a variety of prizes, valued at approximately $250, donated by members of CCCC. An ice cream social was held after the game with CCCC members bringing desserts to share.
  • $2,120 was donated to the Greater Lansing Food Bank at Christmas time.  Club members added $1,620 to the club's donation of $500 to raise the total donation to $2,120 in 2009.
  • $450 was donated to the VFW National Home for Children in Eaton Rapids. Of this, $200 was donated through our annual springtime Blessing of the Vettes/Vets and the club donated $250 at Christmas time.
  • $250 was donated to the St. Vincent Children's Home at Christmas time.
  • Money was donated in the memory of loved ones through our Hearts and Flowers program. These funds were provided to a number of worthy organizations.

More than $8,500 was donated back to the community in 2009 through our varoius fundraising efforts. In addition, CCCC members assisted the Capital Area Muscle Car Club in raising more than $8,000 for Sparrow Hospice Services through two car shows during the summer of 2009.


2008 Giving:

  • $500, in the form of two $250 automotive scholarships, was provided to Capital Area Career Center students in May. These scholarships are given in memory of Colin J Nethaway, a former student of CACC. Colin's parents matched the funds donated by CCCC to bring the scholarship total to $1,000 for 2008.
  • $2,000 was raised for the Potter Park Zoo in Lansing. Although Horsepower at the Zoo was cancelled due to extremely heavy rains we were still able to make a sizeable donation through the help of the show sponsors and CCCC members.
  • Our annual BINGO event with the seniors at Tamarack Apartments was held on November 15 with a variety of prizes, valued at approximately $250, donated by members of CCCC. An ice cream social was held after the game with CCCC members bringing desserts to share.
  • $1,825 was donated to the Greater Lansing Food Bank at Christmas time. Club members added $1,325 to the club's donation of $500 to raise the total donation to $1,825 in 2008.
  • $700 was donated to the VFW National Home for Children in Eaton Rapids. Of this, $200 was donated through our annual springtime Blessing of the Vettes/Vets and the club donated $500 at Christmas time.
  • $575 was donated to the American Red Cross Mid-Michigan Chapter at Christmas time. Club members added $75 to the club's donation of $500 to raise the total donation to $575 in 2008.
  • $67.50 was raised through a 50/50 raffle and was donated to the Marines Toys for Tots campaign at Christmas time.
  • Money was donated in the memory of loved ones through our Hearts and Flowers program. These funds were provided to a number of worthy organizations.

Approximately $6,000 was donated back to the community in 2008. Way to go CCCC!!!


2007 Giving:

  • Members helped at the WKAR TV-23 Auction to raise funds for public television.
  • Two $250 automotive scholarships were provided to Capital Area Career Center students. This scholarship is held in the memory of Colin J Nethaway, a former student of CACC.
  • A car show to raise funds for Potter Park Zoo took place August 12. The event raised $3,200 towards a new eagle exhibit.
  • CCCC's annual BINGO/Ice Cream Social with the seniors at Tamarack Apartments was held on November 3 with $150 in gift cards as well as a variety of prizes donated by members of CCCC. An ice cream social was held after the game with CCCC members bringing desserts to share.
  • Members donated approximately $2,250 to the Greater Lansing Food Bank at Christmas time.
  • CCCC adopted a family of 4 and a family of 5 for Christmas. We target $100 for each family member and purchase gifts, clothing, and food. In addition to the $900 in club funds, CCCC members purchased items on the families' wish lists to make the Christmas even more special for the two families.
  • A check for $490 was donated to the 2007 Marine Toys for Tots Campaign in 2007. This money was raised through our 50/50 drawings.
  • Money was donated in memory of loved ones through our Hearts and Flowers program. These funds were provided to a number of worthy organizations.

More than $7,500 was donated back to the community in 2007.


2006 Giving:

  • Members helped at the WKAR TV-23 Auction to raise funds for public television.
  • $200 was given to Siren/EATON Shelter.
  • $500 scholarship was provided to a Capital Area Career Center student.
  • $4,000 was raised for Potter Park Zoo.
  • $250 in gift cards, plus prizes donated by members, was given out during CCCC's annual BINGO/Ice Cream Social with the seniors at Tamarack Apartments.
  • $1,000 in food and gifts were provided to make Christmas merrier for two local families.
  • $1,900+ was raised for the Greater Lansing Food Bank.
  • Members donated toys for the local Toys for Tots campaign.
  • Money was donated in memory of loved ones through our Hearts and Flowers program. These funds were provided to a number of worthy organizations.

More than $8,000 was donated back to the community in 2006.


2005 Giving:

  • $2,300 was donated by members for the Greater Lansing Food Bank.
  • $800 was donated from club funds to purchase food and gifts for two families at Christmas. Many CCCC members purchased additional gifts from the families "wish lists" to make Christmas even more special for them.
  • Members brought toys to our holiday party for the local "Toys for Tots" campaign.
  • Members built and entered a Corvette float in the annual Electric Light Parade in Lansing.
  • $4,000 was raised for Potter Park Zoo through our annual "Horsepower at the Zoo" car show.
  • $1,814 was donated by members for the American Red Cross to assist Hurricane Katrina victims.
  • Money was raised to support community shelters at various car shows hosted by our Club.
  • Members donated prizes for our annual BINGO/Ice Cream Social with local senior citizens.
  • Members worked at a fundraiser for the Lansing City Rescue Mission.
  • Members helped man the phone banks and various other jobs at the WKAR Auction for PBS Channel 23.
  • A CD with pictures of 2004 club activities was sold to raise funds for community related assistance.
  • Money was donated in the memory of loved ones through our Hearts and Flowers program. These funds were provided to a number of worthy organizations.

Nearly $10,000 was raised by club members and donated back to the community in 2005.