Lake Area Tech Students Prepare For 14th Annual Car Show

For Immediate Release

April 16, 2019

WATERTOWN, SD – The Lake Area Technical Institute Car Club will host its 14th annual Car Show for a Cause Saturday, April 27, 2019. The event takes place in the Lake Area Tech Automotive Technology building from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The car show entry fee is $10.00 with registration from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. Show classes include Custom Paint & Fab Choice, Automotive Technology Choice, High Performance Engine Machining Choice, Best of Show, and People’s Choice.

Funds raised from the show are designated each year to a cause selected by the students. For the fourth year, the students chose to donate proceeds from the annual Car Show to Operation Black Hills Cabin in Custer, SD. Operation Black Hills Cabin offers a week-long respite to qualifying combat-wounded veterans (and their families) from the Iraq/Afghanistan campaigns at little or no expense to them, except transportation. To maintain its affordability, Operation Black Hills Cabin relies on volunteerism for daily operations and monetary donations, fundraisers, and grants to pay for cabin upkeep, utilities, basic supplies for families, etc. For more information, please visit

“When the time came for students to vote on which charity they’d like their fundraising proceeds to benefit, Operation Black Hills Cabin won overwhelmingly again this year,” said LATI Automotive Technology Department Supervisor Thor Green. “They were very passionate about supporting military families through this event so we invite everyone to the Car Show in support of Operation Black Hills Cabin.”

Admission for the public is $3 for individuals, $5 for two people, and those under age 10 are free. Concessions will be available and t-shirts for the event are on sale now. To register for the Car Show, purchase an official t-shirt, or to learn more, contact the Lake Area Tech Automotive Department at 605.882.5284 ext. 219, email, or visit