YMCA, Buckeye Ford Lincoln team up for Driven to Give


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Staff member, Erica Hicks, right, shows Deb Freytag of Sidney which direction to go around the block for her test drive at the 2016 Driven To Give event.

Staff member, Erica Hicks, right, shows Deb Freytag of Sidney which direction to go around the block for her test drive at the 2016 Driven To Give event.


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SIDNEY – Buckeye Ford-Lincoln and the Sidney-Shelby County YMCA invite members of the local community to help raise money for the 2017 Community Partners Campaign on Wednesday, May 17, as part of Lincoln’s Driven To Give program.

Area residents can stop by the Y (located at 300 E. Parkwood St. in Sidney) and test-drive a Lincoln vehicle and then for each car driven, Lincoln will donate $20 to the Y. An additional $20 will be given for each test-drive that is made in the bonus car. The funds generated will help provide youth and families in our community with financial assistance that will make it possible them to benefit from the life enhancing programs and activities the Y has to offer. All drivers will be entered into a drawing for a complimentary one-month Y membership.

The Driven To Give program has generated more than $4 million in donations for educational and charitable organizations nationwide. The money raised during the Driven To Give program has helped ensure that programs continue in local communities despite budgetary constraints and funding cuts. Over the past three years, the Sidney-Shelby County YMCA and Buckeye-Ford-Lincoln have teamed up to raise over $17,000 for families in Shelby County.

“We are always happy to help support the community in any way we can.” says Jerry McName, manager of the Sidney Buckeye Ford-Lincoln Dealership. “I’ve never been more proud to be a Lincoln dealer as participants have a chance to take a fun, casual drive in one of our luxurious vehicles, while lending our community a much-needed helping hand.”

“With all the cutbacks we are seeing take place with community budgets, finding creative ways to fund-raise is imperative,” said Ed Thomas, CEO at the Sidney-Shelby County YMCA. “The funds generated from Lincoln’s Driven to Give event will make a real difference to our local community and it says a lot about who they are as a company. The money raised will help over 2,000 youth and families right here in Shelby County. By taking just ten minutes of your time and test driving a car around the block, you can help in a significant way.” Thomas added. We look forward to seeing you at the Y on May 17, any time between 6 a.m. and 7 p.m.

Anyone interested in volunteering can call the Y at 937-492-9134.

Buckeye Ford-Lincoln is a great supporter of the Y and the local community.

“In addition to supporting us with this great fundraising opportunity, they are also a hole-in-one sponsor at our upcoming annual golf tournament on June 20, offering participants a chance to win a new vehicle,” said Thomas. “We are blessed to have such caring businesses in Shelby County like Buckeye Ford-Lincoln.”

Staff member, Erica Hicks, right, shows Deb Freytag of Sidney which direction to go around the block for her test drive at the 2016 Driven To Give event.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2017/05/web1_YMCA.jpgStaff member, Erica Hicks, right, shows Deb Freytag of Sidney which direction to go around the block for her test drive at the 2016 Driven To Give event. Courtesy photo

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