RC community working together to raise money for RC track owner's family in need
Tuesday, Nov 8, 2016 09:25pm
By Aaron Waldron
Baylee, the three-year-old daughter of Little Dixie Speedway owner Austin Alford and his wife Amber, is less than two weeks from her fourth birthday. Unfortunately, an accident involving a lawnmower on November 5 caused her right forearm to be amputated. Now, several RC racers and manufacturers are working together to help the family pay for Baylee’s medical bills.
Regional Team Associated team driver Brandon Melton worked with several companies to build up a new RC8B3 kit fitted with a Triton RC engine, BK servos, JConcepts tires, Leadfinger Racing body and wing, and Dialed RC Hobbies accessories. Lance McDonald is coordinating a raffle for the buggy, to be held on November 19, Baylee’s birthday, at the FORCE Series finals at Mills Pond and streamed live online. Tickets can be purchased via PayPal for $5 each - you can send payment or your questions for more information to email@example.com.
Additionally, Team GFRP is raffling off the winner’s choice of any Hyperdrive car sold. The Team GFRP raffle will also be held on November 19, with tickets costing $10 each (or 10 tickets for $50). Again, tickets can be purchased via PayPal - this time to Dustin Malicoat at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All proceeds from both raffles will go to the Alford family.
Finally, Little Dixie Speedway will be hosting its Thanksgiving Throwdown on November 26 with practice beginning at 1 PM. Click here for more information on the event’s official Facebook page:
You can choose to donate directly to the Alfords via this GoFundMe page created by Dr. KC Staples:
LiveRC sends its best wishes to Baylee and the Alford family.