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Dixie Cruisers

Fundraiser: The Dixieland Cruisers car club raised $5,100 in the sixth annual Catawba River Road Run this year to make a wish come true for a 10-year-old boy from Fort Mill named Ezra. His wish was to go to Legoland in California. They presented Ezra and his family with the gift on May 3. The Dixieland Cruisers car club has been involved with the Make-A-Wish Foundation of South Carolina for seven years. Nearly $47,000 has been donated to help grant the wishes of York County children battling life-threatening medical conditions. For more details on the South Carolina Make-A-Wish program, visit www.sc.wish.org. For information about the Dixieland Cruisers, visit www.dixielandcruisers.com.

24 Hours of Booty

Registration: Event registration is open for the 10th annual 24 Hours of Booty presented by Levine Cancer Institute in Charlotte. The charity cycling event to fight cancer is scheduled to roll onto the "Booty Loop" in Myers Park July 29-30. Volunteer shifts are assigned in three- and four-hour increments and opportunities are available for individuals and groups. All volunteers must register online at www.24hoursofbooty.org (click on volunteer under the support tab). For questions, contact 24 Hours of Booty at 704-365-4417 or info@24hoursofbooty.org.

N.C. Outward Bound

Racing: The N.C. Outward Bound School is holding a series of races at the U.S. National White Water Center to raise scholarship money for Charlotte-Mecklenburg students and educators to participate in Outward Bound adventures. The last two race days are July 1 and Sept. 24. There are two races per day, one 5K and one longer race. For details and to register, visit www.riverboundrace.com. All events are held at the Whitewater Center, 5000 Whitewater Center Parkway.

StayLocal

Win packages: The Community Blood Center of the Carolinas (CBCC) has kicked off its second annual "StayLocal" promotion. During May and June, every CBCC blood and platelet donor will be entered into a raffle to win local "staycation" packages and excursions. For more information about holding a blood drive at your business, organization or house of faith, contact CBCC at 704-972-4700. Those interested in donating blood can sign up at www.cbcc.us or call 704-972-4700.

Memorial Day

Special tribute: Providence Road Sundries will be donating 10 percent of all food sales to USO of North Carolina May 28-30 as a tribute to Memorial Day Weekend. The Charlotte division of the USO-N.C. welcomes about 8,000 men and women who serve in all branches of the Armed Services each month. Providence Road Sundries is at 1522 Providence Road. Details: www.providenceroadsundries.com or 704-366-4467.

Make-A-Wish

Texas Hold'em: Maggiano's is hosting a Texas Hold 'Em party to benefit the Make-A-Wish foundation 7 p.m. June 3, 4400 Sharon Road. Admission is $65 per person. Details: 704-916-2300.

Charlotte Christian

Walk-a-thon: There will be a walk-a-thon and silent and live auction 8 a.m.-1 p.m. June 4 at Charlotte Christian School, 7301 Sardis Road. All proceeds and pledges will help house, feed and provide a Christian education for HIV/AIDS orphans at Gethsemane Garden Christian Centre in western Kenya. GGCC is an organization that was developed to assist orphans who lost their parents and have HIV/AIDS. Details and registration: www.ggcckenya.com or 704-575-2932.

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