This year’s winner of the Akron Rotary’s 2017 Chili Open Thrive & Drive car is Maranda Trexler! The Akron Rotary had very successful Chili Open where they were able to raise over $240,000 to support this year’s summer camp program for children with special needs. The VanDevere Bunch and Chevy are proud to sponsor and support the Akron Rotary in building a better Akron. Congratulations to Maranda and the Akron Rotary!
Congratulations to Travis Cunningham. He is the winner of this new car from VanDevere’s Thrive & Drive community fundraiser program. Travis purchased his ticket from the Ohio Lightning organization and gets to drive away in the great new Cruze. VanDevere would like to thank all of you that participated in this great fundraiser as we were able to raise thousands of dollars for local youth organizations.
VanDevere is back at it again with Thrive and Drive! VanDevere has donated a car to Hoban High School in Akron so that they can sell raffle tickets to raise money for numerous needs within school. If you wish to purchase a $10 raffle ticket for your chance to win this car, please contact the Hoban school office for purchasing opportunities.
VanDevere continues to support Children’s Programs in the Akron Area Community with our Thrive & Drive fundraiser. VanDevere supplies a vehicle while different community groups sell raffle tickets raising funds for their organization. At the end of the Thrive & Drive season, all tickets are pooled and a winner is drawn.
Our most recent participants are the Green Area Adventure Guides. They are a Father Son program that serves to foster the father-son relationship with a motto of “Pals Forever”.
They attend camp outs and a variety of fun monthly activities in the community as well as doing an annual service project. This past weekend they camped at Camp Y-Noah and had a great time fishing, riding horses and doing other challenging activities.
The VanDevere Thrive & Drive program enables them to subsidize these activities and keep them affordable for the members
Join us in an effort to raise money for children and families in our community. This year we’re teaming up with local schools and organizations by donating an all new 2016 Chevy Cruze to use in this year’s raffle.
Please contact Sandy Porter at 330-867-3010 Ext: 2137 for information on how your local organization can benefit from this year’s Thrive and Drive program.
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.
WE HAVE A WINNER from Akron Soap Box Derby ticket sales……Duane Burkhammer of Akron! See VanDevere draw a lucky winner of a 2014 Kia Soul on Thursday May 14th. Over the past many months, 15 Local organizations have sold raffle tickets to raise money for their respected organizations. Over that time, hundreds of raffle tickets have been sold and over $10,000 has been raised in our local Akron community to support these organizations and their children.
Jeff Stetz from Hoban High School stopped in to pickup their Thrive & Drive Vehicle, a 2015 Chevrolet Cruze. Last year, Hoban was able to raise over $85,000 from the VanDevere Thrive & Drive program by selling raffle tickets at school events. This year, they hope to beat that amount and bring in even more money for their school. If you would like to support Hoban High School and enter to win this brand new Cruze, contact the school office to find out how you could purchase your raffle tickets.
VanDevere would like to congratulate Evan Nelson who was at VanDevere Chevrolet the other night to pickup his brand new2015 Chevrolet Sonic. Nelson held the winning ticket at the 2015 Akron Rotary / Wayne Home Chili Cook Off and Gold Outing help on Feb. 7th 2015.
Wayne Homes raised over $184,000 at the Chili Open for the Akron Rotary. The Akron Rotary Camp is a project of the Rotary Club of Akron and annually serves over 1800 children and adults with disabilities and their families. The Rotary Camp is located at Rex Lake. Each summer at Rex Lake there are overnight and day camp programs for children with special needs. Founded in 1924 as primarily a polio camp, the Rotary Camp’s purpose has evolved to serve children with a wide variety of disabilities, both physical and developmental. What a great asset to the Akron community! At the golf outing VanDevere donated a brand new 2015 Chevy Sonic to help Akron Rotary raise over $50,000 in car raffle ticket sales!!!