The Dave Mitan Sponsor of the Year Award is a special honor named after a true hero and visionary of the Greater Ohio Area SuperKids Classic Inc. Dave Mitan was a veteran who saw the potential for our race to impact the lives of special needs children and their families in a powerful way. His passion and dedication inspired a group of fellow veterans to launch an effort with All-American to design and build cars for these special children. He was the ultimate “sponsor” of the Greater Ohio Area SuperKids Classic Inc., and the inspiration for the national effort that is now the National Super Kids Classic.
To recognize outstanding contributions to our race and mission, we present the Dave Mitan Sponsor of the Year Award each year to an outstanding company, organization, or individual who goes out of their way to support our race. Whether through financial contributions, in-kind donations, or volunteering time and expertise, our sponsors make it possible for us to continue providing our special kids with the opportunity to experience the “thrill of the hill” and create lasting memories with their families.
We are grateful to all of our sponsors who help us make our race day special for our SuperKids, and we are honored to present the Dave Mitan Sponsor of the Year Award to recognize those who go above and beyond to support our cause.
Liberty Ford, Maple Heights
Table 7 United
Guy’s Party Center
Rotek Inc. and United Steel Workers Local 8565
In 2014, SuperKids lost a dedicated and tireless volunteer, Donny Stoffer. Donny worked for Rotek, and was a member of the Ravenna Moose 1234 and USW Local 8565. In memory of Donny, Rotek and USW Local 8565 sponsored our 2015 race at our highest financial sponsorship level. The 2015 Sponsor of the Year Award was presented to Rotek and USW Local 8565 as a tribute to Donny and in appreciation of the support they have always shown our race.