The MSU Marketing Club, consisting of about 20 students, planned, coordinated and executed the 4th annual Hope on Wheels Car Show to benefit Convoy of Hope on May 3, 2014. The car show was located on campus, in parking lot 24, directly across the street from the football stadium.
The purpose of the show is threefold: 1) To give marketing club members hands-on experience planning and marketing a large scale event, 2) To bring car enthusiasts from the Ozarks to campus to experience MSU’s public affairs mission in action, and 3) To raise money for a local organization, Convoy of Hope, that mobilizes relief in the wake of major natural disasters in the U.S. and abroad.
About 60 classic, muscle and exotic cars were featured at the show and all car exhibitors were honored with commemorative plaques. The event showcased the Convoy of Hope mobile command center as well. The command center was deployed for the Moore, Oklahoma tornado disaster and many other locations of natural disasters within the last year.
In total, the event raised $1,200 for Convoy of Hope. Marketing Club students secured sponsors to cover the operating costs of the car show so that all proceeds could be donated. This year’s sponsors included: O’Reilly Auto Parts, Springfield’s Perfect Tint, WiseGuys Screen Print, BWI Sanitation, Taco Bell, Bohannon Auto Services, Bambinos Restaurant, Koriya, Napa Auto Parts Nixa, Ray’s Donuts, Bryan Properties and Greg’s Mobile Mower Shop.
Dr. Ron Clark, assistant professor of marketing serves as the co-advisor of the MSU Marketing Club along with Dr. Alex Hamwi, assistant professor of marketing.
Be sure to “Like” the Hope on Wheels Facebook page to stay in the know about the 2015 event.