It all started over 15 years ago when 5 NASIOC, then I-Club members, decided they wanted to take a tour of the Tri-state region to meet other members and raise money for a good cause at the same time. Since it’s humble beginnings where we raised $1,500 the project has escalated to raising over $50,000 last few years and encompassing 60 or so cars on our journeys.
This is one of the largest if not THE largest Subaru multi-day cruise ever composed. You will meet and hang with 100 Subie Enthusiasts and some folks have made lifelong friends. Everyone has fun on this cruise, you will not be sorry!
We are excited to announce this year we are keeping our sponsorship efforts with the Make-A-Wish Foundation to help children with life threatening medical conditions see their wishes come true. Make-A-Wish relies on the generosity of individual donors to create an unforgettable wish experience for each and every eligible child they serve. We will be visiting their location in New Jersey and may even help make a wish come true for a few children on the spot.
48 Hrs Past Fund Raising Efforts
Since the trips inception in late 2001 for the first trip in 2002, fund raising for charity has been an integral part of the event. Back in 2001, we were planning the trip in the wake of one of America’s darkest days in history. Some of the original attendees actually were effected by the 9/11 attack as well as provided support for the first responders. The small group of folks that first year raised $1,500 for The NYS World Trade Center Relief Fund. In 2003 we donated to The American Cancer Society. For 2004, we switched to Amarylis Lazada Cancer Fund. Starting in 2005 through 2013 we remained with The American Cancer Society, each year raising more than our previous years. We topped out at over $50,000 one year! Over the past 15 events we’ve raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for charity. Subaru of America has helped by matching our fund raising in the past 10 years. 2014-2016 we supported Alex’s Lemonade Stand and helped many children suffering from childhood cancer. Additionally without the Vendor Sponsors who donate door prizes for our raffles we would never be able to raise as much as we have!