Bowling to be our 1st event in 2020!


Let’s shake off the winter blues with some bowling fun!  This is a new event for us and we have a feeling it will be a super fun one as well!!!  

Date: Saturday, February 29, 2020

Place: Eastway Lanes, 4110 Buffalo Rd, Erie, PA 16510

Time:  Arrival – 12:30-1pm.  Warmups at 1:20pm. Bowling starts at 1:30pm

Cost: $30 per Bowler / $150 Per Team (5 Bowlers to a team)
Bowling is limited to the 1st PAID IN FULL 24 Teams of 5. Team Captains, please collect all the funds from your team members & submit one payment in the amount of $150.00 at time of registration.

T-Shirts – Please provide your size, each bowler gets a shirt included.  We will have those available at the event.

Bowling is limited to Adults only.  You can bring your kids to watch, but kids can not bowl.

Prizes will be awarded to the Winning Team (Best overall), Losing Team (Worst Overall) and a few by random draw!

Chinese Auction, Strike Fund, 50\50 and more fun to be had!!

No outside food or beverage permitted by the alley. Bar & Food available for purchase.

Please bring your own bowling balls & shoes if you have them.  The alley has rentals for those who have no bowling gear

Registration Information can be found under the events tab!


Please contact Auto Racers for Kids facebook, Nikki Layton (814-528-4138) or Jill Blair (814-746-1111) with any questions!


ARK Donates just over $45,000 in 2019!

Members of Auto Racers for Kids Charities met with members of each of the local 5 charities to dispurse a great amount of donations for another stellar year of fundraising!

As we head toward the end of the year, we at ARK have so much to be thankful for!! The support and generosity of our community to allow us to continue giving is just absolutely amazing and overwhelming! We can not do what we do, on the scale that we do it, without each and every one of you!

This month, we met up with the 5 charities we work for, all local charities that provide services to children right here in our area, Erie & Crawford Counties! We had “Check Presentations” and we are so proud to announce that in 2019, we donated $45,100! YES, YOU READ THAT RIGHT! We raised $45,000 this year through all of our events, social media campaigns, & monetary donations and we gave that right back to our community!

It is such an amazing and wonderful opportunity to be involved in our community and to see the appreciation and absolute gratitude from these organizations! WE ARE MAKING A DIFFERENCE!

We hope you all continue to join us and support us in 2020!

2019’s receiving charities:
Autism Society – Social Lego Club
Bethesda Trinity Center
Erie Dawn
EUMA – The Refuge
Second Harvest Food Bank – Backpack Program



Bingo For Kids!

Auto Racers for Kids presents Bingo for Kids, Saturday, April 14th at the Mill Village Fire Hall.  Tickets are available by calling Rhonda or Jim at 814-746-2047 or 746-2048.  Doors open at 4PM, Bingo starts at 6.  All proceeds benefit 2018 receiving charities: 2nd Harvest Food Bank School Back Pack program, EUMA’s The Refuge, Erie Dawn and The Trinity Center.  We look forward to you sharing the fun and helping children in need in our community.

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Auto Racers for Kids 2017 Check Presentations

On Wednesday, October 11th 2017, Auto Racers for Kids presented 4 local charities checks that will benefit children in need.  Because of the generosity of the racing, business, classic car and our community of giving fans, Auto Racers for Kids was able to donate $13,000.00 to The Second Harvest Food Bank of NWPA to help fund the Back Pack program at Tracy Elementary School.  Many children get their only nutrition of the day when at school and many have little or nothing to eat on the weekends.  This program helps fill the gap between Friday and Monday.  Many of the children’s siblings benefit from this also.

Also benefitting was The Refuge operated by The Erie United Methodist Alliance with a check for $15,000.00.  The Refuge is a place where homeless families can stay until employment can be found for the parents and permanent housing can be arranged.  Due to changes in State and Federal housing laws, The Refuge now depends solely on private donations.  Food and shelter are basic necessities of life for these at risk children and Auto Racers for Kids strongly supports the work of The Refuge and Second Harvest Food Bank of NWPA.

Auto Racers for Kids has been the title sponsor of The Autism Society of NWPA’s Lego Social Program since its inception four years ago.  It began with just a few children and now has grown to 53  kids ranging from Kindergarten to 10th grade.  Legos, and the programs created by The Autism Society of NWPA, have greatly enhanced the social and participation skills of children with Autism.  We were thrilled to present them with a check for $4,000.00.

Earlier this year a couple of our board members became aware of a charity that finds children in need of sponsorship to receive Christmas gifts.  Project Secret Santa is a part of the Community of Caring charity in Erie and Auto Racers for Kids couldn’t resist helping out to make sure even more kids who might otherwise go without a Christmas gift, will now receive one.  It was our pleasure to present the Community of Caring’s Project Secret Santa with a check for $2500.00.

This year’s donations to these wonderful and deserving charities totaled $34,500.00.  Since Auto Racers for Kids was formed in 2008, we have raised and donated more than $320,000.00 to charities that focus on children in need in Erie and Crawford counties. 

Many thanks once again to our committed board members: Scott Bonnell, Jeff Plyler, Jill DiMattio, Kathy Rohrer, Mike Langer, Brandon Groters, Jim and Rhonda Eggleston and Laurie Woolslayer.  And especially in memory of a board member and dear friend we lost this year, Bob Rohrer. Thanks to all who participated in our events and made donations.  Please know you have definitely made a difference in the life of a child in need.  We hope 2018 will be another great year, so check back  here from time to time and remember to like us on Facebook at to get information on our 2018 events.


Tom Woolslayer – Board President, Auto Racers for Kids