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.
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.
VanDevere will be picking 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.
Stay tuned for our winner and Good Luck to everyone who took part in this years Thrive and Drive program!
Field High SchoolOhio LightningTallmadge Little LeagueTallmadge FuryManikiki Nation Indian Guides (Canton)HandsOnSoccerNomads Elite BaseballBarberton Youth WrestlingCoventry H.S. basketballGreen youth baseballStem H.S.Akron Soap Box DerbyCamp Y-NoahWesley FoundationBuchtel H.S. PTA
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!!!
Congratulations to April Deming from Cuyahoga Falls. She is the winner of a brand new Sonic from the VanDevere Thrive & Drive program. This Sonic was donated to Knights of Columbus Council 14255 (http://www.akronkofc.org) / St. Sebastian’s Parish where they in return sold 1567 tickets at $10 a piece to raise a total of $15,670.
These funds will then be going toward scholarships for parish 8th grade students planning to attend local catholic high schools; stipends for parish seminarians; tuition support for parish high school youths attending Franciscan Univ. of Steubenville Annual Youth Conferences; scholarship endowment and general charitable activities of Council 14255.