Annapolis, MD, July 24, 2008 --(PR.com
)-- The Maryland Automobile Dealers Association (MADA) is congratulating its member Sheehy Auto Stores for the successful completion of the 2008 Sheehy 5000, which raised more than $50,000 for Susan G. Komen National Race for the Cure.
The Sheehy 5000 challenged employees to sell 5000 vehicles in 55 days. During the campaign, Sheehy designated a portion of the sales proceeds from its 23 stores in Washington, Maryland and Virginia to Komen, the nation’s largest organization devoted to breast cancer prevention, treatment and education. Over the past 11 years, Sheehy Auto Stores has raised more than $500,000 for the cause.
“Sheehy’s work on behalf of the Komen Foundation is truly commendable,” said Peter Kitzmiller, president of MADA. “It’s a great example of what can be accomplished when individuals come together with shared passion and commitment.”
“The Komen National Race for the Cure is one of the highlights of our year. Our motto for this event is ‘The race is on and the winner is you,’” said Vince Sheehy, president of Sheehy Auto Stores. “Everyone gets on board, even many of our vendors. In addition to the Sheehy 5000 campaign, in 2007 we had 100 employees participate in the race and it has had a personal impact on each of them.”
About Sheehy Auto Stores
Sheehy Auto Sales began in 1965 as Sheehy Ford, a small, suburban, family-owned car dealership just off the brand new Washington, D.C. Beltway. Today, the company is still primarily family-owned and has grown to more than $900 Million in sales with 30,000 vehicle sales per year. With 18 locations in the Mid-Atlantic region and 23 franchises, Sheehy offers unsurpassed value on vehicles from Ford, Nisson, Honda, Lincoln/Mercury, Chevrolet, Dodge, Jeep, Chrysler, Subaru, Mitsubishi, Lexus, and Infiniti. For additional information, visit www.sheehy.com, the most user-friendly site on the Internet.
About the Maryland Automobile Dealers Association
Maryland Automobile Dealers Association (MADA) is a statewide association of 340 franchised new car and truck dealers managed by a Board of Directors, which consists of members representing districts throughout the State. MADA was founded in 1910 as a non-profit trade association for the purpose of: "facilitating the exchange of ideas among its members; to encourage sound business policies; to foster constructive motor vehicle legislation; to discourage destructive motor vehicle legislation, and to promote confidence, respect and good fellowship among all who are directly or indirectly engaged in the motor vehicle industry." For more information visit MADA online at www.mdauto.org.