Nationally there is a viral video challenge going on called #DoTheShiggy.
Footage is being captured all over the community but one featured video is a gem because it features Nick Dodgson, local entrepreneur and founder of the Wheels for Charity Non-Profit. To launch the reveal of their new Cheyenne Wheels for Charity vehicle the Greater Cheyenne Chamber of Commerce, along with Nick Dodgson participated in the #DoTheShiggy dance.
“It was fitting to reveal that we have launched ticket sales for the new Cheyenne Wheels for Charity vehicle, a 1942 Ford Coupe, by doing a dance entailing a car moving.” Shared Stephanie Joy Meisner-Maggard, Vice President of the Greater Cheyenne Chamber of Commerce, “Ultimately the fundraiser is to spread awareness about the three organizations benefiting from the ticket sales and to raise lots of money!”
To get the ball rolling the Chamber challenged K9s for Mobility and Safe House of Cheyenne to do the challenge, these are fellow beneficiaries of the proceeds. Additionally, they challenged United Way of Laramie County because they support an array of organizations throughout the year throughout the community.
Safehouse is a private, not-for-profit organization which provides services to victims or survivors of domestic violence, stalking, and sexual assault. Safehouse operates a shelter for persons who are in a violent or potentially violent environment. It is a residential center designed to provide a comprehensive set of services for these victims.
- K9s 4 Mobility
Founded in March 2012, K9s 4 Mobility, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to enriching the lives of others through the training, placement and support of Assistance Dog Partnerships. Founders of the organization are Bob Jensen, Julie Maloukis, Judy Sifers, Michelle Woerner and Callie Yeater.
- Greater Cheyenne Chamber of Commerce
The Wyoming Wranglers program serves as the ultimate political strength for the Cheyenne area economy. Investments sustain a thriving economic base through continued monitoring of relevant topics and issues. The group does advocacy work on a city, state and national level with a representative working on our members’ behalf in DC, Wranglers is able to address issues on a national level. The Wranglers program aids military on a much larger scale that requires funding to serve the community best.
Ultimately, the challenge is to spark interest, excitement and fun around the Cheyenne Wheels for Charity ticket sales. The 1942 Coupe is a true work of art. It was completely reinvented with a lightening purple coat and a completely new interior, as well as engine. It is a work of art. The mechanics of the vehicle and vision was created by Nick Dodgson and his team at Midas of Cheyenne, with the paint work being done by Halladay Motors Paint & Collision.