In 2020 Commonwealth Arms in a partnership with Car Shop Inc. founded the "Back The Blue Scholarship".
The BTBS is a scholarship awarded to area high school students whom are furthering their education in either the law enforcement
or criminal justice fields. Commonwealth Arms has always maintained a strong relationship with area law enforcement
and in the past year especially law enforcement officers have come under much undo criticism. In offering these scholarships
we hope that we can encourage area young people to pursue a career in this vital field.
As a means of boosting funding for this scholarship Commonwealth Arms again partnering with Car Shop Inc. established
an annual car show as a fund raiser to help augment this program. As we are all car enthusiasts and the Alleghany Highlands
has become established as a "hot spot" for car related activities we felt that this would be a fund way to help boost support
for this scholarship, give area law enforcement a chance to interact with the public, and give the residents of the Alleghany
Highlands a fun, family oriented activity to enjoy. Our first show was held on October 31, 2020 and was very well attended.
Beginning in 2021 this event will be moving to a summer date and will be changing venues to the Jackson River Sports Complex
which offers more room and terrific public facilities.
Arms and Car Shop Inc. are proud to present the 2ND ANNUAL BACK THE
BLUE SCHOLARSHIP CAR SHOW. This years event promises to be even bigger
and better than last years event. This year we are moving the event to
the Jackson River Sports Complex in Covington VA where we will have much
more room. The show will be held Saturday June 19 and registration
will open at 8:00 AM. Public hours will be from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM.
This show is open to all types of vehicles and registration is only
$10.00 with a $1.00 fee for each additional entry. All proceeds from
this show go towards the BACK THE BLUE SCHOLARSHIP, a scholarship for
area high school students looking to forward their education in a law
enforcement or criminal justice field. In addition to all types of cars
and trucks there will be dash plaques, goodie bags, door prizes, Top 25
awards, specialty awards, police and EMS vehicle and equipment
displays, police demonstrations, a live D.J., food service, and much
more! As this event is held a the beautiful Jackson River Sports
Complex there is also a scenic walking trail, playgrounds, basketball
courts, picnic shelters, and permanent restrooms for your enjoyment.
The Jackson River Sports Complex is located on Edgemont Drive in
Covington VA and is best accessed from I-64 EXIT 14. From EXIT 14 take a
right and follow Jackson Street to Rayon Drive. Turn left onto Rayon
Drive then left onto Edgemont Drive. The Jackson River Sports Complex
will be on the LEFT about a quarter mile after you turn. We hope to see
everyone out at this exiting event.
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