Jeff Gordon Chevrolet Launches Campaign In Support of Autism Awareness for Fourth Year

April 2nd was World Autism Awareness Day – a day where monuments and landmarks around the globe are lit up blue in support of the cause. Even though Jeff Gordon’s award-winning dealership in Wilmington is not (yet) considered a historic landmark, it will be joining the rest and lighting it up blue with its puzzle piece display, now up near South College Road! JGC Dealership 4-8-2019 Every night throughout the month of April, these pieces will be illuminated to show support for Autism Awareness and get the word out for the dealership’s annual fundraising campaign. If you’re local to the Chevy dealership and see the display, snap a pic (only if it’s safe!) and post it with the hashtag #JGCFamily so we can see it!

Jeff Gordon Chevy’s Annual Fundraising Campaign

For the fourth consecutive year, Jeff Gordon Chevrolet has pledged to donate $25 for every new and pre-owned vehicle sold throughout the month of April to Oasis NC – A local non-profit here in Wilmington, NC dedicated to providing Outstanding Autism Support & Instructional Services for individuals with autism spectrum disorder and their families.

Oasis NC use evidence-based practices and highly individualized services & support to target a broad range of educational, behavioral, social, and communication needs. Funds raised through Jeff Gordon Chevy’s Autism Awareness campaign will go towards supporting all of these helpful practices to its students.

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Help Us Support Oasis NC!

Jeff Gordon Chevy is calling on the community to help spread the word on this campaign throughout the month and there are several ways to do that:

  1. Make a purchase! If you’ve been considering upgrading or getting an additional vehicle, now is a great time to explore your options; Not just because of this campaign either – There are some really great incentives available right now, and plenty of selection!
  2. We understand that you may not be in the market now, or even for some time. But maybe you know someone that is… Tell them to at least come by and shop around with us! If they do purchase with us, that will mean money in your pocket for the referral as well (just make sure they mention you sent them.)
  3. Share the Facebook Event on your Facebook profile or Twitter feed to help get the word out about the campaign! Or, just hit the “Interested” button – Every little bit helps!
  4. Make a donation to Oasis NC directly on their website at OasisNC.org/Donate.
  5. Buy stuff on Amazon! When you make a purchase via Oasis NC’s Amazon Smile account, Amazon will donate 0.5% of your purchase totals directly to them. Follow their link on OasisNC.org or log in with your existing Amazon account at smile.amazon.com and search Oasis NC to add them as your charity to support and make sure you always start on smile.amazon.com to make sure your purchases count.

Jeff Gordon Chevy is eagerly awaiting a visit at the dealership from the awesome kids and faculty of Oasis NC later this month. In the meantime, check out their visit from last year below! Feel free follow us on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram for updates on their upcoming appearance and more throughout the month! And of course, make sure to follow and keep up with Oasis on Facebook and Twitter for regular updates on the school and all the fun videos starring the students themselves.

OASIS NC is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization committed to providing Outstanding Autism Support and Instructional Services for individuals with autism spectrum disorder and their families in southeastern North Carolina.

11th Annual Cape Fear Corvette Show- Gallery

Wilmington, N.C- Sunday, March 31st the 11th Annual Cape Fear Corvette Show took place in Wilmington. Awards were presented for the top corvettes in all seven age groups, also special awards for best paint, best engine, best interior and best modified. It was a full day of fun with silent auction, 50/50 raffles, music, vendors and the National Corvette Museum Store! All of the net proceeds from the show benefited the Food Bank of Central & Eastern NC and The Vietnam Veterans of America. Check out our full gallery to see some of the awesome Corvettes!

13th Annual Walk & Dog Dash- Gallery

 

Wilmington, NC- Saturday the 13th Annual Walk & Dog Dash with Canines for Service took place at Hugh MacRae Park. Check out our full gallery to see the cute pups and all the fun!

Canines for Service 13th Annual Walk & Dog Dash

Grab your pup, family and friends and support a local non-profit.

Join Canines for Service on March 23rd from 9 am to Noon at Hugh Macrae Park for the 13th annual Walk & Dog Dash and maybe, you and your pooch could be big winners. The Walk & Dog Dash is a fun-filled event with a 1.5 mile walk/fun run, vendors, food, music, dog activities, professional photos and much more!

And, of course, the Dog contests are back! There will be dog contests that includes puppy pie eating contest, best costume, dog & owner look alike competition, best trick, and biggest/smallest dog awards.

Not only will you have tons of fun at this event with your pup but proceeds from the event will go to help rescue homeless animals in our community and train them to change the lives of Veterans and non-Veterans with disabilities. Your registration will include access to the vendors and contest, a 2019 Walk & Dog Dash T-Shirt, a bandanna for your pup and a BBQ lunch from Cooper’s BBQ Heaven. Registration costs only $25 for adults, $20 for students (13-22 years old), and it’s FREE for kids 12 and under. But most-importantly, your contribution will go to help others and save the life of a homeless pup.

What is Canines for Service?

Canines for Service (CFS) is a local organization dedicated to empowering people with disabilities an opportunity to achieve a greater independence as well as enhancing their quality of life and the quality of life for a once homeless furry friend.

CFS was established in December 1996 when CEO/ Founder Rick Hairston moved to Wilmington and he realized there were no service dog organizations in southeastern North Carolina. Hairston gained experience in raising and training service dogs with an internationally known service dog organization in St. Louis Missouri. His 25-plus years of experience in training service dogs helped him understand how a service dog can help give comfort to those with disabilities and their families.

“One of the greatest gifts is serving others,” says Rick Hairston, Founder, President & CEO. “I have committed by life to the service of people with disabilities to meet their needs with the highest quality service dog possible. As a person who uses a service dog myself, I understand the need for these incredible animals and the gift they are to the people we serve.”

 

Saturday is approaching quickly but there is still time to register. Get your furry friend out of the house to hang out around other pups, make new friends, enjoy a nice run and some fun activities! Your pup needs friends too, so let your pup have the opportunity to rub noses with other pooches and make some new friends during a doggy filled day!

 

Join Jeff Gordon Chevy in Showing Support for Military Spouses

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The Milspo Project will be holding its 2nd Annual Honor Auction and Military Spouse Appreciation Day on May 11th, 2018 from 5PM-8PM at The Palate Bottle Shop & Reserve in Downtown Wilmington, NC. Tickets are on sale now and for a limited time, you can get 10% off by using our discount code: JGCHEVY – expires April 20th!

Check out the Official Facebook Event

What you get when you buy a ticket:

Ticket purchases include craft beer and wine from Palate Bottle Shop & Reserve, Mission BBQ hors d’oeuvres, pecan pie from Apple Annie’s, and a chance to dance the night away to hits from our headliner, CC Martin, and foot tapping country dance music from Wilmington’s own Bryce Fox Band.

This celebration of the military spouse also includes a silent auction and raffle featuring handmade military spouse-made products and services, as well as NASCAR packages, and couples’ getaways! Attendees will learn about Milspo Project throughout the evening and about each individual military spouse business owner showcased at the auction.

There are still 2018 Honor Auction2018 Honor Auction Sponsorship opportunities available.  With your generous gift Milspo Project will be able to continue to bring more essential business resources, and support, to our military spouse members. Contact Lisa Valentine for more info.

About The Milspo Project

milspo projectEstablished in 2014, the Milspo Project is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that was created with a dream to connect the military spouse business community and has grown to become the largest military spouse-member business community in the country. They provide military spouses with support and resources to help in their entrepreneurial ventures. Today, they have 450 members connecting daily both online and in person.

Jeff Gordon Chevrolet has always been a huge supporter of those who serve and is glad to be a contributor to this non-profit in support of military spouses. We’re proud to honor the best military discount in the industry to active duty members and Reserves, including their spouses, of the U.S. Air Force, Army, Navy, Marines, National Guard and Coast Guard.

2nd Annual Hunt for Hope Raises Over $4,600 for Preventative Cancer Screenings

On February 10th, 2018, Jeff Gordon Chevrolet hosted its Second Annual Hunt for Hope to benefit New Hanover Regional Medical Center (NHRMC) Foundation’s Pink Ribbon Project with the goal to raise funds to provide preventative cancer screenings to local women in need. Proceeds from team registration fees, sponsorships, and merchandise sales during and following the event amounted to a $4,603 donation total to the non-profit organization.

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About The Hunt for Hope

Jeff Gordon Chevy’s Hunt for Hope ties relative themes of the automotive industry and racing with its commitment to make a positive impact and connection to the local Wilmington, NC and surrounding community. The event is a scavenger hunt by car in which participants are guided around the Port City to local businesses, completing a number of fun and entertaining challenges along the way. Teams have three hours to complete the circuit and collect as many points as they can before crossing the finish line. At the awards ceremony and after party, prizes are awarded for the top three placing teams, best team spirit, best team theme, and best social media post.

This year, the Hunt for Hope took place at Tavern on 17th across from the new Pointe 14 at Barclay movie theater with 22 participating teams of up to 5 members each, 6 pinpoint location sponsors, and a number of additional sponsors. UNCW film students, Noah Campagna & Nick Watson, captured the fun the day of the event – Check out the video here:


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Check out the segment from WECT!

Congrats to this year’s winners!

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Full Album Courtesy of Jason Blumenthal Photography

Huge thanks to all of our sponsors:

Sponsor Banner

RGX Rim Repair
Summit Hospitality Group
Wilmington Wellness Studio
Tavern on 17th
Halligan’s Public House
Hampton Inn by Hilton Wilmington University, North Carolina
Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Landfall, Wilmington/Wrightsville Beach, NC
Residence Inn by Marriott Wilmington Landfall
Enterprise Rent-A-Car
Pink Hope Mastectomy Boutique
Hook, Line & Paddle Kayaks and Paddleboards
Belligerent Beard

Stay tuned for updates on next year’s event by following Jeff Gordon Events on Facebook and check out even more photos from the day of the event on Instagram!

The Pink Ribbon Project Hosts 2nd Annual Tickled Pink Bachelor Auction

Jeff Gordon Chevrolet was honored to once again provide the step & repeat and photography for the 2nd Annual Tickled Pink Bachelor Auction this past weekend, July 22nd, 2017! The community fundraising event was hosted for the second time at IronClad Brewery in downtown Wilmington, North Carolina.

The Auction
20248180_1360541427400855_4702058695175056775_oTwelve fantastic bachelors consisting of law enforcement officers, artists, business professionals, and more worked the runway asking for bids from the ladies in attendance. Each bachelor was accompanied with a pre-planned date set in the weeks following the event which was awarded to their highest bidders. Proceeds from the 2nd Annual Tickled Pink Bachelor Auction benefited NHRMC Foundation’s The Pink Ribbon Project to help provide uninsured women of southeastern North Carolina access to mammography screenings, comfort to those undergoing cancer treatment and community awareness of cancer and the benefits of early diagnosis.

Here are just a few of the great photos of the bachelors and auction winners! Check out the full album here!

Special thanks to Jason Blumenthal Photography for capturing such a wonderful evening!

Additional thanks to the gracious food sponsors: The Foxes Boxes • Trader Joe’s-Wilmington,NC • Thyme Savor Catering • Chick-fil-A • Emma’s Delights NC • Farmin’ On Front • Duck Donuts

 

Interested in participating in future events like this? Make sure to follow Jeff Gordon Events on Facebook to make sure you don’t miss out! If you own a local southeastern North Carolina business and would love to learn more about becoming a sponsor for future events, contact Leacy Vicks, Events Coordinator at Jeff Gordon Chevrolet for more info!