Cruising for Kids Springfield Business Improvement District Extends Cruise Nights to Benefit Shriners Hospitals for Children and Square One

Posted on Sep 7 2017 - 2:22pm by Denny

Every Monday evening throughout the summer, dozens of classic cars cruised into Court Square in downtown Springfield, where hundreds of car enthusiasts gathered to admire cars and enjoy music, food and drinks, thanks to the Springfield Business Improvement District (BID).

Each week, participants were encouraged to make a donation in support of the work that both Square One and Shriners Hospitals for Children—Springfield are doing to support children and families in the region. Donations have grown to over $1,000.

In order to have a healthy, thriving business community, we need healthy, thriving families,” says Chris Russell, Executive Director, BID. “Both Square One and Shriners Hospital are working to do just that. We are pleased to be supporting the important missions of these two organizations.”

Gifts like this serve as a great reminder of the kind of community we live and work in,” says Kristine Allard, Chief Development & Communications Officer, Square One. “We are so grateful to the BID and to everyone who participated for their generous support of our work.”

We are grateful to the Springfield Business Improvement District for recognizing the commitment of Shriners Hospitals for Children and Square One in improving the health and well-being of children in our community and beyond. Thank you for hosting Cruising for Kids and for bringing the community together in support of our organizations,” stated, Karen Motyka, Director of Development, Shriners Hospitals for Children — Springfield.

This summer’s events have been so successful that the BID has decided to add September 11 and September 18 to the calendar. For more information on the extended events, visit

Cruise Night at Court Square is presented by The Body Shop, located on Stafford Street. Additional sponsors include the Bud Light, Harpoon, Farmington Savings Bank, Good Diggin Landscaping and Garvey Communications