June 13-15, 2024 | Deschutes County Fairground, Redmond, Oregon

The MOA Karol Patzer Children’s Charity Challenge

2023: Caroline's Promise

The Children’s Charity for 2023 was Caroline's Promise, and Rally attendees raised over $17,000 for the local charity! The Meadow Event Park is located in Caroline County, Virginia, and monies raised will benefit the children living in the county. Won’t you join the generosity of the Port Washington BMW club in supporting this worthwhile organization?

The Port Washington (Wisconsin) BMW club, #116, once again challenges all BMW MOA clubs and individuals to meet or beat the club’s initial donation of $100.00 to this year’s Karol Patzer MOA Children’s Charity. The Children’s Charity was started by—and is named in memory of—long-time MOA member Karol Patzer who, before her passing in 2018, created the charity and oversaw it very successfully for 25 years. While a $100 (or more) donation per club or individual would be wonderful, even a dollar per rally attendee would help to make a difference for the children involved.

Top Club Challenge Contributors from 2022

  • Chicago Region - $550.00
  • Pure Stodge - $530.00
  • BMW Club of Minnesota - $500.00
  • Camp Glockenspiel - $420.00
  • Madison BMW Club - $300.00
  • Knights of the Rondel - $300.00

Shep Brown (right) presents one lucky 50/50 winner with his wad of cash!

During the rally, be on the lookout for the roving 50/50 ticket salespeople wearing their bright red aprons. Shep Brown, Thomas Wentz and Paul Wilson and their teams of volunteers will be onsite selling tickets. There will be two individual drawings on Thursday and on Friday and one on Saturday. You’ll have an opportunity to win some beer money while helping Caroline’s Promise; in 2022, the 50/50 raised over $7,500 for that rally's charity! Also, your donations at the 50/50 booth, coffee station, sewing booth, charging station and other volunteer areas will provide an opportunity to contribute to this worthy cause.

We all need to crank the throttle for charity in 2023! In addition to making a direct donation through one of the usual avenues available at the Rally, at The 50th you'll also be able to participate in the Ride It Forward Day of Charity - click the link to find out more!

If you or your club would like to donate before, during or after the rally, simply write a check payable to the BMW MOA, indicating "Karol Patzer MOA Charity" in the memo area (!! this is super important, otherwise we won't know what your check is meant for !!) and send it to Susanna Parkhouse - BMW MOA Charity, 2350 Hwy 101 S, Greer SC 29651.

We hope to see you and your generosity at the 50th Rally in Richmond, Virginia, in 2023! Until then, remember you can still contribute to Care to Learn throughout 2022 using the information above.