2018 Thrive & Drive Official Contest Rules

VanDevere Thrive & Drive Car Raffle Official Contest Rules

  1. Entrants may register to win by purchasing a $10 ticket from select community non-profits. Entrants will be entered into a drawing. Dealer is not responsible for lost or not received entries.
  2. All proceeds the Non-profits earn from the raffle ticket sales are theirs to keep for their organization’s use.
  3. Contest runs from March 1, 2018 through November 28th, 2018. The drawing will be held at VanDevere Kia 328 W. Market St. Akron, OH 44303. Winner need not be present for drawing.
  4. The winner will receive a 2-year lease of a 2018 Kia Sportage with 10,000 miles per year. Retail value of the prize is $7,761. Prize has $5000 cash alternative.
  5. Winner must be 18 years of age or older, and be a licensed motor vehicle driver with proof of adequate insurance, and is responsible for all income taxes, vehicle registration, titling fees and documentary service fees at time of signing all documents necessary to effectuate transfer of title to winner.  Winner also responsible for mileage fees of 0.20 per mile over total allowed miles, and any excess wear and tear charges. There is a $400 disposition fee at the end of the lease.
  6. Winner is required to provide all personal information required for credit approval with Kia Motor Financial.  If winner does not qualify for the financing on the lease, they will win the $5000 cash option, in lieu of the lease.
  7. Winner agrees to execute all documentation necessary to effectuate the lease. Winner will pick up vehicle from VanDevere Kia 328 W. Market St. Akron, Oh 44303.
  8. Winner is responsible for returning vehicle at termination of lease period and agrees to bear responsibility for any lease end liabilities.
  9. Winner acknowledges that VanDevere, Inc. will have the right to use winner’s name, likeness and voice in promoting that he/she is the winner, in both print and broadcast.  The prize winner must sign a standard release form providing VanDevere, Inc. with their address, telephone number and social security number and a W-9 tax form.
  10. Winner expressly releases VanDevere, Inc., their affiliated companies and employees, from any and all claims, demands, damages, and/or liability of any nature whatsoever that winner has or claims to have relating to the herein contest, and without limitation, any and all known or unknown claims for damages or injuries arising out of said contest, whether founded in fact or in law.
  11. VanDevere, Inc. is the sole judge of all matters pertaining to this contest and reserves the right to change the rules and/or discontinue the contest at any time without notice.  All decisions by VanDevere, Inc. are final.
  12. Odds of winning are based on the number tickets sold.  No more than 25,000 tickets will be made.




The VanDevere Bunch Goes to Bat for Barberton Diamond Sports

 Akron, Feb. 21, 2018 – The VanDevere Bunch is partnering with the Barberton Diamond Sports in Barberton. The VanDevere Bunch has joined forces with the national Chevrolet Youth Baseball program to provide new equipment, invitations to FREE instructional clinics, and an opportunity for community members to earn donations for their league via a Test Drive fundraiser.

“Playing the game of baseball helps kids develop skills like leadership, cooperation and sportsmanship while bringing families and communities together to show their support. The VanDevere Bunch and Chevrolet Youth Baseball are proud to participate in a sport that brings so many smiles to kids and families in Akron.” said Lori Sams, Marketing Director for The VanDevere Bunch. “Chevrolet believes that in play, there are possibilities and supports the spirit of teamwork that baseball instills in its players.”

2018 marks Chevrolet’s Youth Baseball program’s 13th year, and since its introduction has helped aid local teams, benefiting more than 12.4 million young people in communities where Chevrolet’s customers live, work and play. In 2017, more than 1,500 Chevrolet dealers participated across the country.

The VanDevere Bunch will present an equipment kit that includes useful items such as batpacks, scorebooks, industrial-strength batting tees, ball buckets and T-shirts. The sponsorship also includes youth clinics featuring current and former MLB/MiLB players and coaches, or instructors from Ripken Baseball.

In addition, The VanDevere Bunch will present a check representing a one-time monetary contribution to Barberton Diamond Sports. Sponsored leagues across the country will have the chance to earn additional funds as community members take test drives at their partnering dealership to help support the league.

In addition to its commitment to youth baseball, Chevrolet also is the Official Vehicle of Major League Baseball™.

“Chevrolet vehicles are designed and built for families, safety and fun, so we encourage young people and their parents to make a Chevrolet the official vehicle of their household,” said Sams.

For more information about Chevrolet Youth Baseball, please visit www.chevrolet.com/youthsports.com.

VanDevere Chevrolet

1490 Vernon Odom Blvd
Akron, Oh 44320


About Chevrolet

Founded in 1911 in Detroit, Chevrolet is now one of the world’s largest car brands, doing business in more than 115 countries and selling more than 4.0 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.

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Media Information:

Lori Sams


(330) 867-3010


Afaf Farah

Chevrolet Communications

Phone 313-667-4599

Mobile 313-670-5679


Chevrolet Youth Baseball: VanDevere & West Akron Baseball League

This year, VanDevere is partnering with Chevrolet to sponsor the West Akron Baseball League (W.A.B.L). This sponsorship includes almost $2,000 worth of baseball equipment and a check in the amount of $500. This June 17th, we will also be hosting a Test Drive event at the W.A.B.L fields from 10am – 2pm to help raise an additional $500. Good luck this season and be sure to show up June 17th to test drive a Chevy.

VanDevere Going To Bat For West Akron Baseball & Softball League

The VanDevere Bunch is going to bat for West Akron Baseball & Softball League!

This baseball season, The VanDevere Bunch will donate $25, up to $500, to West Akron Baseball & Softball League for each completed test drive!

Did you know that Chevy stores can service all makes and models?

Stop by The VanDevere Bunch between now and June 30, and while you wait for your oil change, take a test drive to support the league!

The Chevy Youth Baseball Test Drive Fundraiser is EASY!
1. Test drive a new or used vehicle with The VanDevere Bunch
2. Ask for a validation card with a unique validation code tied to West Akron Baseball & Softball League
3. Go online to www.experiencechevrolettoday.com. Enter in the code found on your validation card and answer a few quick questions.
4. Click “Submit”

Thank you for supporting West Akron Baseball & Softball League!

VanDevere Chevy Youth Soccer: Hands On Soccer Check Pickup

VanDevere’s very own Ken Wolff presented Amy from Hands On Soccer with a Chevy Youth Soccer check for $500 and T-Shirts for the entire Hands On Soccer crew! You can find out more about the Chevy Youth Soccer program at: http://www.chevroletsoccer.com/ and more about Hands On Soccer by visiting: Their Website.