Posts Tagged ‘Penguin Plunge’
South Burlington Veterans Memorial Documentary
Friday evening, the H-Team and Rusty Dewees welcomed about 50 local community members to the Majestic 10 Theater for a special public preview of the SB Remembers Documentary. The documentary highlights the planning and construction of the new South Burlington Veterans Memorial to be erected at Dorset Park. The documentary was locally promoted on Sunday through a Super Bowl commercial, seen below.
The event was a resounding success, with Rusty Dewees and the H-Team’s own Toby Tyler chipping in to help raise $1,000 in a silent auction. The weekend also saw the official launch of the newly developed SBRemembers.org, where visitors can learn about the memorial and see artist’s renderings of the proposed final product. Since its launch on Sunday, the site has already generated $500 in donations to the memorial project.
The H-Team Antifreezers take to the lake for a good cause
The Veterans memorial wasn’t the only worthy cause to have received special attention from the H-Team this past weekend. A group of courageous H-Team members braved the frigid waters of Lake Champlain on Saturday morning as part of the annual Penguin Plunge, helping to raise money for the Special Olympics Vermont. The Antifreezers were among the first to race into (and out of) the lake, donating over $1,800 to the charity, which raised over $300,000 for the Special Olympics of Vermont.
Click here to see video of the Plunge participants, and look for the Antifreezers around 3:30.
In a few short weeks, a group of employees and friends of the H-Team will take the plunge, the Penguin Plunge. Heritage Automotive has participated in and sponsored the charity event for Special Olympics Vermont for the past few years and this year is no different, but we are taking the fundraising a little further.
Along with the sponsorship, Heritage Automotive Group will donate an additional $1 for every Facebook “like” we receive in January, up to an additional $1,000! We have two Facebook pages, so you can “like” them both and donate $2!
To learn more about the Penguin Plunge and how to get involved click here.
A New Service Building
Anyone who has visited the dealerships in the last several months knows 2011 has been a year of great change for the Heritage dealerships. New and different heavy-duty construction vehicles are arriving on what seems like a daily basis in preparation for the start of construction on the new 32 bay, 35,000 square foot service department for Heritage Toyota Scion. The new building will take the place of the longest standing building on our campus: the northernmost (and original) Toyota sales building. You can check out the artist’s renderings of the new building on our website. We’re also documenting the construction process on our Heritage Toyota Scion Facebook page.
Spreading the Christmas Cheer
Our staff is also getting in the Christmas spirit and spreading good cheer throughout the community. Two departments in the dealership have adopted area families with the help of the Salvation Army; they’ve all pitched in and shopped till they dropped to give a great Christmas to families in need.
The Penguin Plunge
The fundraising and goodwill doesn’t stop with Christmas though. You may have noticed brightly colored boxes filled with bottles around the dealerships if you’ve visited us recently. We are collecting bottles and cans to raise money for the Special Olympics of Vermont’s Penguin Plunge, taking place in February at Lake Champlain. For the second year in a row, Heritage will help sponsor the Plunge, as well as gather a group of hearty individuals to brave the chilly lake water as part of the event. If you’re interested in donating, or even joining the H-Team at the event, stop by our First Giving Team page.
From all of us on the H-Team, we’d like to wish you and yours a safe and happy holiday season!