Last Spring Students from Alfred State held an event to raise money for ELK (Everyone Loves Kids), a charity organization dedicated to improving the lives of Children. The event was an “interactive adventure that pits 50 philanthropic vehicle enthusiasts against one another.”
Each day, participants navigated through numerous challenges and locations that tested their dedication, determination, and preparation. Points were earned by completing daily missions based on historical significance, local points of interest, and more. A $10,000 daily contribution was made to the children’s charity of the winning squad.
Alfred State’s car was a 1966 Lincoln Continental once owned by American diplomat and political scientist Henry Kissinger. Craig Corbell, owner of the Lincoln and friend of Alfred State, sponsored the college’s team, which consisted of Automotive Trades Assistant Professor James Fleischman, and heavy equipment: truck and diesel technician students Jacob Macken, of Alden, and Ryan Balcerzak, of Elma.