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Ontario ARC’S Cruisin’ for a Cause Returns August 22nd to Benefit Programs and Services for People with Disabilities

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Fundraiser will feature live entertainment, exciting auction packages, a car show, food, complimentary wine, and more; proceeds benefit the Friends of Ontario ARC Foundation


Ontario ARC’s annual signature fundraiser, Cruisin' for a Cause, returns Thursday, August 22, 2019 at 5:30PM. This exciting evening at Sonnenberg Gardens, 151 Charlotte Street in Canandaigua, benefits The Friends of Ontario ARC Foundation and Ontario ARC’s growing menu of innovative services for people with disabilities or other challenges in Ontario County.


Cruisin’ for a Cause will feature live entertainment by Nik and the Nice Guys with a special guest appearance by Ontario ARC’s Creative Expressions musicians, a menu of summer favorites prepared by Nolan’s on Canandaigua Lake, a wine and spirits ring toss, and exciting live and silent auction packages. An online auction benefiting Cruisin’ for a Cause will take place prior to the event for even more chances to win.


Packages up for bid in the live auction include: a 5 day, 4 night stay at stay in a beautiful, three bedroom, year-round camp in the Adirondacks; a fly fishing and mountain biking excursion for 4 in Park City, Utah; 4 tickets to see the New York Yankees with overnight accommodations in New York City; a private dinner at Nolan’s, and much more!


New this year, Cruisin’ will feature a car show. Cars will be on display as guests stroll through the gardens on their way to the party tent. Guests are encouraged to vote for their favorite and help pick the “People’s Choice Award” winner. The car show will be held rain or shine. Registration for the car show is $30 per driver or $40 for 1 driver and 1 guest. For more details or to register, visit


Ontario ARC will also host an online auction to benefit the Cruisin’ for a Cause. Bidding in the online auction runs through August 25, 2019 at 9PM. To pre-register online and see available auction items, visit Using a mobile device or computer, guests will be able to bid in the online auction from the comfort of their home. New auction items will be added weekly throughout the duration of the auction, so check back often for new additions! Pickup of items must be arranged with event organizers. Select items will be available for shipping.


For over 60 years, Ontario ARC has provided high quality services to people of all ages with disabilities or other challenges, encouraging them to reach their full potential. All proceeds from Ontario ARC’s Cruisin’ for a Cause benefit The Friends of Ontario ARC Foundation and Ontario ARC’s growing menu of programs and services for people with disabilities or other challenges and their families.


Tickets to the Cruisin’ for a Cause are $60 each and can be purchased online at A ticket to Cruisin’ for a Cause also includes access to Sonnenberg’s gardens and greenhouses. For more information, contact Michele Wistner at or (585) 919-2156.

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