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ABOUT RC FEST
RC Fest was founded by Adam Munds, which is a radio-controlled event for the importance of donating blood. When Adam was born he had dangerously low platelet counts and needed a blood transfusion to sustain life. At ten he decided to give back and created the event known as RC Fest. All the proceeds went to Impact Life ( Formally known as; Community Blood Services of Illinois) then the second year we added the blood drive. Since 2011 we have raised just over $15,000 and enough blood donations to save over 650 people.
In 2013, Adam jumped the bloodmobile to start RC Fest which won RC FEST the award in 2014 for Most Innovative Blood Drive Coordinator in the state of Illinois. On average we had 150 competitors and over 500 spectators. In 2016 Adam stepped down as event coordinator to focus on school. The event returned in 2020 in spectacular fashion after getting approval from the Department of Homeland Security, and local health departments The last two years we focused more on the community with the addition of the Try-Me Zone and 1:1 Scale Toyz zone that featured a rock buggy and monster truck. RC Fest also brought people from all around the country including North Carolina, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and the surrounding states. Last year we had people from twenty states, which makes RC Fest a staple event in the country.
The best part is attendance and participation are 100% free at RC Fest. The event is moved to Tuscola IL, Wimple Park. The park features a large natural wooded area for the crawlers and a large pond for boat racing. We transform the park into an RC Playground for one weekend. This year the event is on July 29th and 30th. We hope to see you there!