Thrive & Drive: Akron Soap Box Derby Participant

Adding to the list of 2016 VanDevere Thrive & Drive program participants is the Akron Soap Box Derby. This great community organization is selling raffle tickets to raise money for their own cause. These tickets are then entered into a drawing with other participating Thrive & Drive community organizations giving a lucky ticketed individual a chance to win a brand new car from VanDevere. Just another way VanDevere gives back to a supporting community since 1946.

Thrive & Drive: Winner of 2014 Kia Soul Pickup at VanDevere kia

From left to right: Richie Fontes (VanDevere Sales Consultant), Jerry VanDvere (Owner, VanDevere Kia), Duane and Linda Burkhammer (Winners), Patrick Scofield (VanDevere Sales Consultant).

Linda and Duane Burkhammer of Akron pickup up their brand new 2014 Kia Soul from VanDevere Kia in Akron after being named the winner of the VanDevere Thrive And Drive Raffle on Thursday May 14th.

VanDevere donated a car to their Thrive And Drive program this past year. Local community youth organizations where then allocated raffle tickets to sell, raising money for their respected organizations. Linda and Duane purchased a ticket from the Akron Soap Box Derby organization and were contacted Thursday with the exciting news.

We would like to thank everyone for their support during this fundraising event that resulted in thousands of dollars going back to all participating local organizations.