John Martins Foundation Classic Cars & Tow Truck Show - Saturday, September 23 at McCoy

By Pawtucket Red Sox | September 12, 2017 11:03 AM ET

The John Martins Foundation will host its second annual Classic Car & Truck Show on Saturday, Sept. 23, beginning at 10am at McCoy Stadium.

This family-friendly event is free and open to the public featuring a combination Classic Car and Tow Truck Show for all car enthusiasts or anyone who would like to simply enjoy a day of remembrance with their family and friends in honor of John Martins. Other activities include food trucks, music, face painting, balloon artists, fingerprinting, "Best of Show" awards, prize giveaways and raffles. All proceeds and donations to benefit the John Martins Foundation to help support burn victims. 

The John Martins Burn Foundation is a non-profit organization founded in memory of Rhode Island businessman, John Martins who was a kind, generous and charitable man admired by many because of his ethics. Martins believed that, with hard work and determination, dreams can become a reality. On September 4th, 2015, Martins was driving a heavy duty tow truck back from a job when he lost control of his vehicle, which plunged down an embankment and immediately burst into flames. Martins was airlifted to Rhode Island Hospital, and suffered 2nd and 3rd degree burns over 85-90% of his body. Doctors did not expect he would survive more than 72 hours, but John Martins fought valiantly for his life for the next 23 days, at which time he succumbed to his injuries. Realizing that grief does not metamorphose into positive action but produces nothing but tears, his grief-stricken family created this non-profit organization in his honor, to benefit other burn victims. 

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