Each quarter, AutoNation selects associates who have demonstrated an above and beyond desire to help those less fortunate in the communities we serve. In their honor, we will donate either $500 for individual efforts or $1,000 for team efforts to their charities. To read more Community Star features, click here.
Each year, Maroone Ford of Fort Lauderdale hosts a classic car show, full of vintage Mustangs and Corvettes. Together with the Broward Sheriff’s Office and the Fort Lauderdale Mustang Club, the Maroone team is helping raise money for the Children’s Diagnostic and Treatment Center (CDTC), a non-profit that serves the health needs of very low-income families and their children.
Activities included a 65-piece silent auction, music and entertainment from local oldies radio station 1440AM and a special appearance by five-times sports car racing champion Andy Pilgrim. He promoted safe driving for teens, autographed t-shirts and gave away safe driving DVDs. Andy, a resident of Boca Raton, Fla., recently posted to his website a plea for an anti-texting law for the state of Florida.
“Besides Mustangs and Corvettes, there’s a bounce house, a real fire engine that children can finger-paint, snow cones, cotton candy and BBQ,” said Michael Albetta, Business Development Manager and Governmental/Law Enforcement Fleet Manager at Maroone Ford of Fort Lauderdale.
A special thanks goes out to Maroone Ford of Fort Lauderdale Associated Michael Albetta and Jim Voight, Customer Relations Manager. AutoNation is proud to recognize them as Community Stars and has awarded $1,000 to the CDTC in the dealership’s name.
Here’s a video from the event: