Thanks to all the car enthusiasts who attend any Cool Cruisers events. 

The entrance fees is what makes these donations possible.


11/28/23 Kody Chapman Green

Cool Cruisers donating $1000 to injured Illinois State Trooper Kody Chapman Green. Kody’s mom Kris Chapman Green accepted the check.



02/13/24 Landmark Ford/ St. John’s Bread Line Food Drive

Cool Cruisers participating in Landmark Ford/ St. John’s Bread line food drive. Thanks Tom Kris Tapocik for helping today. The club donated 360 cans of food. Thanks Jeremy Lookis for arranging the food drive.


11/7/23 Northside Church of Christ

Cool Cruisers donating $250 to Northside Church of Christ. The Donation will help with Thanksgiving dinners for the less fortunate. This donation was matched by Derek Roberts from Recon Techs Springfield , thank you Derek.


11/1/23 St. Jude Runs

From President John Carpenter

Cool Cruisers isn’t letting the ink dry on the check. V.P. Sindy Landreth presenting a donation of $1,000 to Brian & Shannon Neighbors for the St. Jude Run they participate in. Thanks to all the people who attend our events. We are getting close to breaking our donation record from last year of $20,700.00.


10/28/2023 Halloween Trunk and Treat at Lincoln’s Home

Cool Cruisers donated $1,000 to Habitat for Humanity (represented by Steve Koch) in front of Lincoln’s home. Thanks Cruisers. We’re not clowning around.


10/08/2023 RT97 Cruisaders Toy Drive Cruise-In

We presented a $200 donation to the Rt 97 Cruisaders for there Menard County Jaycee Toy Drive.


10/01/2023 Breast Cancer Awareness Cruise-In

What an amazing cruise-in we had! Cool Cruisers wanted to match or beat what we did last year which was $7,500.00. We definitely beat that number. With all of our hard work we donated $12,463.00 to Simmons Cancer Research. None of this would be possible without the numerous donations we had, the people that came to the cruise and the board members that worked their asses off. Thank you all!!!


Thank you to Mateo Sidoli and John White for the photos


09/10/2023 9/11 Memorial Cruise-In

Cool Cruisers donated $2000.00 to W.I.L.D Canine Rescue for the good work that they do. Check out their website at


08/26/2023 KofC Food Drive Cruise-In

Quote from our President John Carpenter

Cool Cruisers donated 28 cases (336 cans) of food to the Knights of Columbus food drive to be donated to Holy Family Food Pantry. With the other cruisers food donations there were roughly 800 cans of food donated. You people are the best.


05/07/2023 Heart of Wes Barr Cruise-In

Quote from our President John Carpenter

People ask me what we do with there $5 registration fee. We donate 100% back to the community. Cool Cruisers donating to The Heart of Wes Barr Foundation. The money from there fundraiser will go towards American Legion post 32 new A.C. units. We couldn’t do what we do without our awesome sponsors, Thanks everybody.



10/02/2022 Breast Cancer Awareness Cruise-In

On a beautful Sunday afternoon Captains John Carpenter and Ron Metzger lead their trusty crews to a great victory.  The Cool Cruisers Car Club donated $7,500.00 dollars to Simmons Cancer Institure/SIU Medicine Breast Cancer Awarness.

Also, this set a new club record with 250 plus vehicles on site and the most dollars raised for a single event.  The club for 2022 has donated over $20,000.00 dollars to local charities.  A great year, thanks everyone – job will done.

09/18/2022 Cool Cruisers Donation to The W.I.L.D. Ladies

9/11/2022 Cool Cruisers donation to the Be Humble Gym

actual donation will be $7,300.00 dollars

08/10/2022 $500.00 donation to Hooligan for the

Lotus Roxannie Richardson fund

08-10-2022 $1,500.00 Donation to ILACP


12/29/2021 Kentucky Storm Relief – Thanks to Greg Cooper

11/02/2021 Cool Cruisers presented a $1,500 Dollar check to W.I.L.D. Organization for abused and rescued animals

10/27/2021 Illinois Sheriffs’ Association

10/10/2021 RTE 97 Toys 4 Tots

10/03/2021 Cool Cruisers presented a $3,301.00 check to Simmon’s Cancer Institute for Breast Cancer Research

08/07/2021 Cool Cruisers presented a $1,500.00 dollar check to Amber Oberaheim for The Peacemaker Project 703 at The Abe Lincoln Car Show