Elk Grove, CA, May 06, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- A local teen boy received a wish come true when he was presented with the complete transformation of his 1965 Mustang Fastback, a personal wish coordinated through Golden State Collision Repair Centers and Make-A-Wish Northeastern California and Northern Nevada.
Michael, 18, was presented his renovated ’65 Mustang on Monday, April 29, 2013, the 34th anniversary date of the very first wish granted by Make-A-Wish. Through a partnership of the Northeastern California and Northern Nevada Make-A-Wish Chapter, Wish Adopter Les Schwab Tire Centers and Golden State Collision Repair Centers, the transformed Mustang was revealed to Michael on Make-A-Wish’s World Wish Day, at the Golden State Collision Repair Center, 9131 Elkmont Lane, Elk Grove, CA, 95678.
Golden State Collision Repair Centers was contacted by Make-A-Wish in the winter of 2012 to ask for assistance in granting this wish for Michael. The 1965 Mustang Fastback had been his father’s car, and it was his wish to restore it to its original condition. Golden State Collision Centers has collaborated with numerous businesses in order to completely restore the vehicle, whose repairs include a complete paint color change, body work, new upholstery, new sound system, glass installation, and new wheels.
“We were approached by volunteers of the local Make-A-Wish chapter to help out on Michael’s wish to refurbish his ‘65 Mustang Fastback. As a company, we are always in search of ways to help our community and its families. When we heard about this wish, we jumped on board to spearhead the renovation of Michael’s vehicle,” said Dave Finkelstein, marketing director of Golden State Collision Repair Centers. “We are delighted to be able to present this wish on the anniversary date of the very first wish granted by Make-A-Wish. Once the word got out on our World Wish Day project, other local businesses readily stepped up to the plate to help out. This is truly a community coming together to help make a wish come true.”
“We are very grateful to Les Schwab Tire Center for adopting Michael’s wish, and for Golden State Collision Repair Center who quarterbacked the refurbishment,” said Jennifer Stolo, CEO of Make-A-Wish Northeastern California and Northern Nevada. “What makes this wish unique is that Michael has worked on his car alongside the Golden State Collision crew during the preliminary refurbishment. He will surely be surprised when he finally sees the finished product!”
“Les Schwab is proud to support the Make a Wish Foundation,” said John Robertson, Southern Regional Manager, Les Schwab Tire Centers. “We recently expanded our stores in California and Make-A-Wish provides an opportunity for us to give back to a community where our employees and customers live and work. We were especially honored to get to know Michael and he worked with a Les Schwab store manager in Stockton to find just the right set of tires for his 65 Mustang,” Robertson explained.
Local vendors, including Les Schwab Tire Centers, American Mustang, Windshield Pros North, LKQ/Keystone Corporation, Leland Insurance, Upholstery Tech, Genesis Window Tinting, Acme Tops & Tunes, Mike’s Sound Solutions, Cynthia Gandy Insurance, and employees of Golden State Collision Repair Centers donated their time and services as part of this program.
About Golden State Collision Repair CentersGolden State Collision Repair Centers
’ mission is to provide high quality collision repairs coupled with stellar customer relations. Golden State Collision Centers has recently merged with Bodycraft Collision Centers, providing nineteen locations throughout California. The merged companies officially began operating as Golden State Collision Repair Centers, A Bodycraft Company, on December 15, 2012. Their merged entity continues to place a priority on their customers and their service to them. They are unwavering in their focus of unmatched service and distinction for excellence in collision repairs. Golden State Collision Repairs Centers embraces a core value of supporting the communities they serve, sponsoring such organizations as Make a Wish, Boy and Girl Scouts of America, First Tee of Greater Sacramento, and numerous other charitable organizations.
For more information about Golden State Collision Repair Centers, a Bodycraft Company, visit www.goldenstatecollision.com or www.facebook.com/goldenstate.
Make-A-Wish® Northeastern California and Northern Nevada was established in 1983 as one of the early local chapters of Make-A-Wish® America, which is the leading wish-granting organization in the country. Since then, it has granted more than 4,700 wishes to children within its 37-county service area. The mission of Make-A-Wish® is to grant wishes to children, age 2 ½ to 18, with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength, and joy.
For more information about Make-A-Wish® Northeastern California and Northern Nevada, call 916.437.0206 or visit www.necannv.wish.org.