The 6th Annual Cruisin’ Southern Maryland for Veterans is a 100+ Mile Car Cruise & Car Show to benefit the local veterans at the Charlotte Hall Veterans Home in St. Mary’s County, MD. Hosted on Memorial Day Weekend on Sunday, May 27, 2017, the 100+ mile cruise route is a beautiful drive through St. Mary’s, Calvert and Charles County, MD with hundreds of your closest automotive friends supporting local veterans. Our unique charity event is much different than the average car cruise or car show with a fun cruise route featuring multiple car shows throughout the day, charity poker run, 50/50 raffle and Veteran’s Choice Awards at the final show at the Charlotte Hall Veterans Home.
This years 100+ mile cruise takes us from Charlotte Hall over the Patuxent River and up through Calvert to Upper Marlboro, where we come back south to our first stop for lunch and pop-up car show at St. Charles Town Center Mall. After everyone has filled up their stomachs and vehicles we continue south to Target in La Plata, by way of Indian Head, for our second pop-up car show. After taking over La Plata we make our final afternoon drive back to Charlotte Hall Veterans Home to meet with veterans, make friends and show off your vehicle with our final car show of the day where we announce the Veteran’s Choice Award vehicles, Charity Poker Run winners as well 50/50 raffle winners.
Cruisin’ SOMD features a beautiful cruise through St. Mary’s, Calvert and Charles Counties with 500+ fellow auto enthusiasts enjoying the Memorial Weekend and all the great scenery Southern Maryland has to offer. We take our time and stop in multiple places for a quick car show, poker run and give time for everyone to mingle.
Along the cruise route we make multiple stops through-out the day for our infamous pop-up car shows. We show up, set up shop, play great music and have a good time in a sort of flash-mob style car show. We usually plan about three stops on the cruise and finish the day off with the final show at the Charlotte Hall Veterans Home.
The Cruisin’ SOMD Charity Poker Run is another fun way to enjoy the cruise and help benefit our veterans. It’s a traditional car cruise poker run where each entrant gets a card at each stop and best hand at the end wins. Entry is $10.00 per participant with 50% going to charity, 30% to best hand and 10% to second and third best hand.
From hot-rods to classics, trucks and cars, old or new, European to Japanese, freshly built or properly worn; we welcome every one. The only requirement is enjoying automotive culture, driving safely during the cruise, having a good time and lastly but most important, remember that we are all here to support our veterans.
All of the proceeds from Cruisin’ SOMD are donated to the Charlotte Hall Veterans Home. Entering their 6th year, Cruisin’ SOMD and their thousands of participants have donated over $80,000+ to local veteran’s charities and projects along with providing a wonderful Memorial Day for the veterans at Charlotte Hall Veterans home.
Cruisin’ SOMD is an organization run by local auto enthusiasts and local car clubs in Southern Maryland. We all come together each year to put on a great Memorial Weekend Car Cruise & Show to celebrate and raise money for local veterans. If you or your local car club is interested in getting involved contact us by clicking below.