An annual event aimed at sharing a love of fine automobiles took a philanthropic turn this year as Winton, Ireland, Strom & Green Insurance, in collaboration with Hagerty Insurance, raised funds for pancreatic research in memory of late Turlock High aquatics coach Steve Feaver.
Originally created as an event for clients, family, and friends, the insurance companies’ Cars and Coffee showcase, held Saturday at the Winton-Ireland offices on Geer Road, benefited the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network and Team Fighting Feavers.
The Feaver family, who created the team Fighting Feavers and is led by Steve's daughter Erika Jimenez, was not in attendance at the car show Saturday, but was participating in the Purple Stride Walk in San Diego that focuses on the same cause.
"He [Steve Feaver] was with us here last year at the car show," said Jeremy Benjamin of Winton-Ireland, Strom and Green. "After his death, I decided to honor his memory by supporting the Fighting Feavers team and the cause any way I could."
The car show featured a variety of makes and models of cars and was a morning full of fun, laughter and hope. Coach Feaver once said, "Any worthwhile goal requires a challenge to fulfill it. Success is the ability to embrace that goal and then employ all of your power to achieve it."
Collectively, Fighting Feavers raised $10,435 in honor of Steve Feaver.