Sports cars for a cause
Burgos Circle Car Club cruises for Charity
With the weather on this year’s last quarter being like summer during the day, Gentlemen, most especially those who are serious classic and exotic car enthusiasts, relish the cooler air the early mornings bring. Now match that with good coffee and a picturesque place where they can park their coveted automobiles and admire them over cheerful conversation, you’ve got the perfect recipe for a regular car club habit. And such is the weekly drive and meet-up of the Burgos Circle Car Club.
The namesake says it all, this group of distinguished Gentlemen who are captains and illustrious leaders of their respective industries and corporations, take valuable time off from their hectic schedules to drive their head-turning cars to the Burgos Circle at the Bonifacio Global City every Sunday morning. They’ve been doing it for the past five years, and it’s become a known weekend attraction. It has also earned them Bonifacio Global City’s unwavering support. The members of the club have become unofficial stewards of the Burgos Circle for a very special reason, though.
The Burgos Circle Car Club has partnered up with BGC’s corporate social responsibility arm, the Fort Bonifacio Development Foundation, Inc. (FBDFI) to help improve the facilities of the Gat Andres Bonifacio High School, the foundation’s adopted school. Substantial donations have been made by the Burgos Circle Car Club to the school through FBDFI on more than two occasions, which has greatly improved the working environment of the school’s teachers. The ultimate beneficiaries though, are the students, who’d be receiving the best possible education they can get, as a result of this noble partnership.
The members of the club agree that their Sunday breakfast runs to the Burgos Circle for some good old car talk and coffee now has a deeper meaning. Mr. Toto Cruz, Burgos Circle Car Club’s President (who’s reluctant to be called by that designation) says it feels good to be able to set an example for other car clubs to follow. And other clubs have been, including practicing Gentlemanly etiquette when gathering at the Burgos Circle, i.e. not revving their engines loudly, respecting the admiring pedestrians, and clearing the rotunda of their parked cars by 10 a.m.
Most importantly, Mr. Cruz added, the value of giving back and paying it forward for the betterment of our future–since he firmly believes that it belongs to the children, a lot of whom are now getting a better chance in it. Who would’ve thought that sports cars could be the driving force for such a worthwhile cause? Apparently, the Burgos Circle Car Club did.
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