• Northwest Motorsports Donates Record Amount to MHCC Foundation From Rockin’ Round the Block

    The Northwest Motorsports Association (NWMA) recently made its largest contribution yet of proceeds from the Rockin’ Round the Block Car Show to the Mt. Hood Community College Foundation.

    Over the past 20 years, Northwest Motorsports has donated
    more than $190,000 to scholarships at MHCC.

    The $17,000 donation – the largest amount of proceeds earned in 20 years of Rockin’ Round the Block – will support scholarships for students in the college’s Automotive Technology program. Over the past two decades, NWMA has contributed more than $190,000 toward scholarships for MHCC students.

    “We had the best turnout so far in the history of Rockin’ Round the Block,” said Jerry Lyons, MHCC Automotive Technology instructor and chair of the Rockin’ Round the Block planning committee. “These funds will in turn help the next generation of automotive technicians achieve their educational and career goals.”

    The annual Rockin’ Round the Block car show draws thousands of spectators to downtown Gresham each year. The Gresham Area Chamber of Commerce has called it the most well-attended event held in downtown Gresham.

    The NWMA donation supports both an endowed and an annual scholarship fund. Together, these funds award five scholarships per year. MHCC’s scholarship season opens Jan. 2, 2019, and closes March 29. Learn more at mhcc.edu/Scholarships.

    Feodor Toran, a student in MHCC’s Ford ASSET program, received a Northwest Motorsports scholarship for the 2018-19 school year.