They have been doing this for several years, and each year’s event has been bigger than the last. Last year they pulled in over 140 pints of blood for LifeSouth. For several years, Mud 4 Blood was LifeSouth’s biggest one day draw. The GBR has been unseated by another group, and wants to regain the title for the Atlanta area off-road community.
In conjunction with the blood collection, GBR, along with other local 4 wheel drive clubs, will be staging a “real world” truck show, a silent auction, scratch and dent sale from a local Jeep parts wholesaler (Omix-Ada/Rugged Ridge), and a giant raffle drawing.
Last year they gave away over $4000 in raffle prizes and door prizes. Pit Bull tires, 4 Wheel Parts and many other vendors stepped up with incredible prizes and giveaways for the blood donors.
Omix-Ada/Rugged Ridge emptied their warehouse of scratch and dent items, and then donated the proceeds of the sale to the Jennifer Scott Memorial Fund at the March of Dimes and the GBR4WD AED (Automatic External Defibrillator) fund.
The “real world” truck show is unique. instead of chrome and fancy paint, there will be mud and dents. Aside from fan favorites, awards may be given for things such as “Best Use of the Color Orange”, or “Most Interesting Use of a Windshield Wiper Arm”. In addition to real tested trail trucks, there will be rock crawlers and mud boggers.
Of course, there are kids games, food (free for donors) and loads of fun.
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