On Saturday August 14th, members of the Switchbacks staff attended Phil Long Ford of Chapel Hills “Cars Under the Stars” community movie night held in the dealership’s parking lot.
The event doubled as a ‘Back to School’ supplies night to benefit Academy District 20. Attendance to the event was free, but attendees were encouraged to bring a donation of supplies/money to help assist ASD20 as they start their school year this upcoming Monday. The supplies drive is still ongoing now, with drop boxes located around the dealership in their parking lot for people to drop by with supplies whenever they have the chance.
The event began at 6:30, with a dozen booths from local businesses offering a chance at prizes and rewards in exchange for a donation. The Switchbacks were raffling away four premium tickets, as well as a signed game ball from the team.
The culmination of the evening was a drive-in movie style showing of the popular Disney/Pixar movie Cars, fitting for a dealership setting. Nearly 50 families showed up to enjoy the atmosphere and the movie, and Pepsi and Takis provided refreshments as sponsors of the event. Phil Long hopes this event can become an annual one, with new and exciting elements happening each time.
The Switchbacks have two more months of home games, as well as a series of concerts and festivals in September. For more information or tickets, head to: https://www.switchbacksfc.com/2021season.