There’s more to life than just racing Corvettes.
Sometimes you have to take your foot off the gas, slow down a little, and give back to your community.
Just ask Corvette Racing crew chief Dan Binks.
Binks held his latest auction Saturday to help a cause near and dear to his heart, Camp Anojikig, and came away touched by the generosity of fans and members of the IMSA paddock.
Folded between the gentle rolling hills of southeastern Wisconsin is a beautiful glacial-born lake and a wooded shoreline that Native Americans once called home. Since 1926, this engaging place has been welcoming children and families to gather together in a community filled with wonder – Camp Anokijig, now one of the premier youth camps in America.
Binks serves on the Camp Anokijig Board of Directors and through his connections in the racing world, he helps organize an annual racing memorabilia auction held at nearby Road America.
“I can’t say enough about the generosity of everyone who participated at this year’s auction,” Binks said. “It’s really encouraging to be able to improve the experience of our thousands of campers and the Anokijig staff. This means so much to me, my family, and everyone at the camp.”
The more than $43,500 raised at the auction will be used to install new ventilation systems at the camp, according to Binks.
Anokijig is a Native American word meaning “We Serve.”
Summer programs at Camp Anokijig are open to boys ages 7 to 16. Campers can come for four days, one week, two weeks, or up to nine weeks of summer fun.
The mission of Anokijig is to provide youth and families with an outdoor setting and community that is based on Christian values and dedicated to the development of positive lifestyles while learning new skills, experiencing personal growth, having outrageous fun, and developing an appreciation for our natural environment.
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