Recreational lifestyle brand Dometic is teaming up with Care Camps to raise funds to ensure that more children with cancer can experience the healing power of camping through the Dometic Capital Fund.
Celebrities from sports and entertainment have also joined the movement. Hoonigan and Loenbro driver and longtime Care Camps supporter, Steve Arpin, and rising country music star Stephanie Quayle are lending their voices to the effort of supporting children with cancer and their families.
Dometic and Care Camps have established the Dometic Capital Fund, a collaboration that will raise money to cover operational expenses to send kids to one of the 133 special oncology camps supported by Care Camps in North America. The Dometic Capital Fund will also support events featuring Steve Arpin and Stephanie Quayle as well as putting on their own events for employees to engage either internally or at a local camp.
“Dometic is committed to do our part in helping children be able to have an enjoyable camp experience,” says Scott Nelson, President of Dometic Americas. “All children should be able to enjoy the outdoors, no matter their situation. We are excited to support Care Camps and get our employees involved as well.”
“This partnership is the first of its kind for our organization,” said Karen McAndrew, executive director of Care Camps. “We know from research that children with cancer and their families who attend camp have improved quality of life and other important positive outcomes.”
“Last year we had oncology camps request more than $300,000 for facility improvements, equipment, and expansion that went unfunded,” she said. “By establishing the Dometic Capital Fund, we can rally our most passionate supporters to help make sure that any child with cancer has the opportunity to experience the hope and healing that camping brings.”
Dometic will be kicking off the Dometic Capital Fund at their Elkhart Open House event, Chillin’ & Grillin’, on September 24, 2018 at the Wellfield Botanical Gardens across the street from the Dometic Headquarters in Elkhart, IN. Local families that have children who attend Care Camps will be present along with Country star Stephanie Quayle who will give a benefit performance to the RV Industry members to get them excited about supporting the cause. This will culminate a series of performances Quayle has given throughout the year on behalf of Care Camps.
Arpin, who was named an official Care Camps ambassador in 2017, will also kick off the Dometic Capital Fund giving campaign for Care Camps during the first annual World Rallycross of USA event in Austin, Texas, September 29th and 30th. The event is at one of the country’s premier tracks, COTA (Circuit of the Americas) and will feature a festival-like experience with a concert from Ludacris, as well as unique driving experiences and motorsports-related vendors.
“Care Camps is a fantastic organization full of good people with huge hearts,” said Arpin, who was a top finisher on the Red Bull Global Rallycross circuit in 2017. “I’m so happy to see the partnership of Dometic and Care Camps become a reality. The big winners here are the kids and their families,” said Arpin.
Dometic is a global market leader in branded solutions for mobile living in the areas of Climate, Hygiene & Sanitation and Food & Beverage. Dometic operates in the Americas, EMEA and Asia Pacific, providing products for use in recreational vehicles, trucks and premium cars, pleasure and workboats, and for a variety of other uses. Dometic offers products and solutions that enrich people’s experiences away from home, whether in a motorhome, caravan, boat or a truck. Our motivation is to create smart and reliable products with outstanding design. We operate 28 manufacturing/assembly sites in nine countries, sell our products in approximately 100 countries and manufacture approximately 85% of our products sold in-house. We have a global distribution and dealer network in place to serve the aftermarket. Dometic employs approximately 8,200 people worldwide, had a net sales of SEK 14.0 billion ($1.7 billion USD) in 2017 and is headquartered in Solna, Sweden.
For more information on Dometic, please visit: http://www.dometic.com.
ABOUT CARE CAMPS
Care Camps is here to bring hope, healing and outright fun for kids with cancer and their families. Working together, Care Camps partners help raise funds for a compelling cause: to send children affected by cancer to medically supervised camps where they have a wonderful time in the great outdoors with other kids who understand what they’re going through. They do it all while receiving the treatments they need. Until cancer is a memory, Care Camps will continue to help these great kids make joyful memories of their own. Since 1984, Care Camps has raised over $13 million so kids can attend camp free of charge. In 2017, $1.15 million in operating and capital grants was disbursed serving 42,000 children and family members.
For more information about Care Camps, please visit www.koacarecamps.org.
ABOUT STEVE ARPIN
Steve Arpin, a native of Fort Frances, Ontario, Canada, has been a champion at every level of professional racing – on dirt, snow and tarmacs across North America. Now his Loenbro Motorsports team is racing for wins in the Americas Rallycross Championship (ARX), teamed up with Ken Block’s Hoonigan Racing team.
He was a rising star on the Red Bull Global Rallycross circuit, racking up podium honors from 2013-2017 in his Ford Fiesta ST Supercar. He doubles as general manager of Loenbro Motorsports, and is now excited to team up with Block and Hoonigan on the race track and work with Care Camps, Dometic and others to raise funds to send more kids with cancer to camp.
ABOUT STEPHANIE QUAYLE
Bozeman, Montana, native Stephanie Quayle is a Rebel Engine Entertainment recording artist. She continues to captivate listeners with her current Top 50 radio single “Selfish,” from her critically acclaimed release Love The Way You See Me. Quayle’s engaging recordings, high-energy live performances and must-watch videos on CMT have earned her recognition to be named a “Country Artist You Need To Know,” by Rolling Stone Country, “Country music’s next big thing” by Music Choice and “The Epitome Of Girl Power In Country Music” by Hollywood Life.
Elkhart, Indiana | August 30, 2018