Jeff Gordon Chevrolet partnered with local cancer non-profit Love is Bald to host Hunt for Hope – A Love is Bald Scavenger Hunt. On Saturday, February 13th, twelve pre-registered teams took to the streets of Wilmington in a first of its kind scavenger hunt by car.
The teams had three hours to complete a random series of puzzles that took them to secret locations around Wilmington. Bonus challenges were given throughout the day for opportunities to win extra points. Hunt for Hope partnered with many local businesses that acted as “secret locations” throughout the scavenger hunt, providing teams with surprises at every stop. The after-party and awards ceremony was held at Halligan’s Public House on Masonboro Loop Road, and the top three placing teams walked away with tickets to concerts, local events and custom made medals. Prizes were also given to the teams and individuals that won Best Dressed Competitor, Best Dressed Vehicle, Best Team Spirit, and Best Social Media Post.
Jeff Gordon Chevrolet & Love is Bald could not have pulled this off without the amazing volunteers and our local Wilmington North Carolina area sponsors for providing locations for the hunt:
100% of all registration fees and sponsorship dollars went directly to the Pink Ribbon Project where all funds paid for local women’s cancer screenings. For more information on these events and how you can get involved, click here to head to our Jeff Gordon Events Facebook Page. (A date for the 2nd Annual Love is Bald Scavenger Hunt 2018 will be announced soon!) You can check out more pics from the event on our Facebook album or on Instagram (#HuntforHope2017)!
Wilmington NC Dealership to Donate $25 for Every Sale, School for Children with Autism Hold Art Auction
In honor of Autism Awareness Month, the team at Jeff Gordon Chevrolet is working hard to help our local non-profit day school for children with autism, Oasis NC. Our General Manager has made a promise to donate $25 for every new and pre-owned vehicle we sell throughout the month of April to contribute to the school’s scholarship fund.
To help spread the word, the amazing kids of Oasis NC took time out of their very busy schedules last week, before they went on Spring Break, to stop by the dealership to check out some new Chevrolets, meet some of the dealership staff, and tell us a little more about their school. Check it out here:
Starting on April 20th, 2017, Oasis NC will also be hosting their art auction through eBay featuring the students’ original masterpieces that they created on a field trip to Painting with a Twist. Throughout the month, the pieces are on display at Pinpoint Restaurant in downtown Wilmington but you can also check them out here:
100% of the funds raised during “Painting Outside the Lines” will go towards scholarships with students with ASD to attend a 4-week summer program at Oasis NC.
To join the auction, you can visit OasisNCPaints.comdirectly or search for seller: OasisDaySchool on eBay. The auction will be open from April 20th-30th 2017.
OASIS NC is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization in New Hanover County created by two special education teachers that provides services and support for children with autism and their families. Their regular school program helps children grades K-6. Other services provided include their Social Learning Program, Help-at-Home, STEM Club, Social Groups, Tutoring, and Summer Camp. You can learn more about the school and other ways to contribute by visiting them on Facebook or at oasisnc.org.
Jeff Gordon Chevrolet was proud to support New Hanover Regional Medical Center Foundation’s community fundraiser to benefit Heart Center
On Thursday, February 23rd, 2017, the New Hanover Regional Medical Center Foundation hosted its 2017 I Heart Fashion Benefit at Downtown Wilmington’s Coastline Conference Center. During this fundraiser event, more than 20 models walked the runway to showcase the latest styles from boutiques and shops in the Wilmington, North Carolina area for a great cause! Jeff Gordon Chevrolet was happy to show its support by bringing the red carpet!
Proceeds from this fun and uplifting evening will benefit the new Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) initiative that has recently been started at NHRMC’s esteemed Heart Center. Funds raised will help provide congestive heart failure patients with care bags that include items such as scales, heart healthy recipes, pill boxes, fluid restriction directives, and a patient information packet.
About NHRMC Foundation
The NHRMC Foundation’s mission is to provide the residents of our community high-quality and compassionate care. They oversee their distribution to provide services and items that make a difference in the care and services we offer. Chemotherapy patients deserve warm, comfortable chairs as they bravely battle cancer. Infants in need of intensive care need an ambulance outfitted for their specific needs. Nurses need to attend conferences and classes so that they can bring the latest ideas and programs back to NHRMC. You can learn more at NHRMC.org, or check them out on Facebook.
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One of only 74 GM dealerships nationwide recognized for eco-friendly efforts
Jeff Gordon Chevrolet Named General Motors Green Dealer
One of only 74 GM dealerships nationwide recognized for eco-friendly efforts
WILMINGTON, NC February 4, 2017 – Jeff Gordon Chevrolet is showing customers its environmental credentials and was named a 2017 General Motors certified Green Dealer. According to the automaker, Jeff Gordon Chevrolet has a proven track record in areas such as energy reduction, renewable energy use, water conservation efforts, recycling, onsite nature habitats and community outreach.
Jeff Gordon Chevrolet is one of only 74 dealerships GM has certified since the Green Dealer program launched in 2014. Jeff Gordon Chevrolet has a number of green practices in place on site, including:
Energy efficient interior and exterior lighting
Recycling of packing materials, metals, and water
Use of low-toxic cleaning products
Energy Star equipment used throughout facility
Sponsor of Green Car Display in downtown Wilmington
Participation in community college’s Drive Electric Week and STEM Program
“Jeff Gordon Chevy considers its employees, customers, and the beautiful coastal community we’re fortunate to be a part of, all top priorities,” said Jacob Teets, General Sales Manager at Jeff Gordon Chevrolet. “By making little changes around our facility, recycling what we can, and upholding high standards in safety and disposal practices with chemicals, we’re both minimizing our impact on the environment and ensuring the safety of our team and customers. We take great pride in that so we plan to uphold and keep improving on it for as long as we’re in business.”
To apply for certification, dealerships complete a performance assessment that GM’s green dealer support team evaluates. The assessment covers 60 eco-friendly business practices across 10 categories. Dealerships must have a high percentage of these practices in place to earn certification. A dealer’s continuous improvement year after year will lead to ongoing annual recognition.
“GM has long been committed to being a leader in environmental stewardship, and we’re proud that our dealers share this commitment to serve and improve the communities where we work and live,” said Kurt McNeil, GM vice president of U.S. Sales Operations.
The Green Dealer program aligns with GM’s company-wide efforts to reduce its environmental footprint. GM designed the program to encourage dealers to implement green initiatives as part of their operations, create a network for sharing best practices and help other dealers begin or advance their sustainability journey.
NASCAR Champion Driver Jeff Gordon’s Chevrolet dealership is located in beautiful Wilmington, North Carolina. Opened in 1998 and with over 7,000 available vehicles it is one of the largest Chevrolet dealerships in the United States.
General Motors Co. (NYSE:GM, TSX: GMM) and its partners produce vehicles in 30 countries, and the company has leadership positions in the world’s largest and fastest-growing automotive markets. GM, its subsidiaries and joint venture entities sell vehicles under the Chevrolet, Cadillac, Baojun, Buick, GMC, Holden, Jiefang, Opel, Vauxhall and Wuling brands. More information on the company and its subsidiaries, including OnStar, a global leader in vehicle safety, security and information services, can be found at http://www.gm.com.
Founded in 1911 in Detroit, Chevrolet is now one of the world’s largest car brands, doing business in more than 140 countries and selling more than 4.8 million cars and trucks a year. Chevrolet provides customers with fuel-efficient vehicles that feature engaging performance, design that makes the heart beat, passive and active safety features and easy-to-use technology, all at a value. More information on Chevrolet models can be found at www.chevrolet.com .
Jeff Gordon Chevrolet Joins NHRMC’s Pink Ribbon Project for Another Successful Event to Benefit Local Cancer Services
The inaugural Tickled Pink Bachelor Auction supporting NHRMC Foundation’s The Pink Ribbon Project was not only fun, but a tremendous success! Thanks to all of the attendees and supporters, The Pink Ribbon Project was able to raise $9,263 in additional funds!
Held at Ironclad Brewery in Historic Downtown Wilmington, the Bachelor Auction showed off the talents of 12 local bachelors, including Hoggard High School’s own Connor Barth. Jeff Gordon Chevrolet got in on the fun by hosting the step and repeat along with Events by P3.
Jeff Gordon Chevrolet Donates a Portion of Vehicle Sales for Autism Awareness
April was Autism Awareness Month, and throughout the entire month of April, Jeff Gordon Chevrolet created an on-site program to assist Oasis NC in their 2016 “Buy the Bus” Campaign! For every new and pre-owned vehicle sold in April, Jeff Gordon Chevrolet donated a portion of vehicle sales to the bus campaign for a total of $7,025!
Jeff Gordon Chevrolet also ran a Malibu Giveaway for all donors to Oasis’ campaign. For every $50 an individual donated, they would get a chance to win a 2016 Chevy Malibu. Unfortunately, our winning donor didn’t win the Malibu in the final game, but she did get two tickets to this year’s Coca Cola 600! And, we got some great photos!
Our #DayItForward efforts were part of Oasis NC‘s “Buy the Bus” Campaign – A fundraiser to help the school get a bus or van to allow them to transport the students to and from activities around Wilmington without having to take multiple trips by having to use their personal vehicles. We look forward to seeing what they pick out and watch them grow in the near future! Visit their website or Facebook Page for additional details on how you can get involved.
The Million Dollar Different Not Less Golf Tournament
Saturday April 2nd, 2016 is worldwide Autism Awareness Day with the Light It Up Blue campaign where buildings and monuments across the country and globe will be lit up blue in support of Autism Awareness. Surfers Healing NC is hosting the “Different Not Less” golf tournament at Castle Bay Country Club in Hampstead, NC on Autism Awareness Day to benefit Surfers Healing and the surf camps for children and families with autism.
Jeff Gordon Chevrolet will be sponsoring the event, offering the chance for participants to win ONE MILLION DOLLLARS and a brand new 2016 Chevrolet Malibu! Registration for the tournament will begin at 8AM and will include golf cart, range balls, on-course beverages, breakfast, lunch, on-course contests, and prizes for best “Light It Up Blue” outfit. Start time will be at 9AM.
Half of Proceeds to Go Towards Buy The Bus! Campaign for Oasis NC
Oasis NC is a non-profit day school for autistic children in Wilmington, North Carolina. The school is currently running a campaign to raise funds to purchase a school bus that will allow the teachers to shuttle kids to their various activities around the city easily and more often. As partners in the autistic community, Surfer’s Healing will be donating half of the proceeds from the golf tournament to assist in Oasis NC’s cause. Jeff Gordon Chevy is also encouraging donations to the school, offering the chance to win a new Chevrolet Malibu for those who donate $50 or more. Click here to learn more about the Buy The Bus! Campaign and make sure to check out the video below!
About Surfer’s Healing
Surfer’s Healing’s mission is to enrich the lives of people living with autism by exposing them to the unique experience of surfing. They are the original surf camp for children with autism and offer all events free of charge. Learn more by checking out their website or follow them on Facebook or Twitter.