Last Thursday afternoon, the team from Motion Mazda presented the Headwaters Health Care Foundation (represented by Nicole Hand) with a donation of funds raised from their first ever Mazda Test Drive event to benefit the hospital.
The event, which was held on Saturday, July 25, saw $20 from every test drive taken, as well as donations made at the dealership’s barbecue, donated to the hospital to help with funding for upcoming projects.
“This is just the beginning of what we hope to be a long≠term relationship with Headwaters,” said Ian Gates, Web Content Manger at Motion Mazda. “…one of the things we try to push is that community involvement and raising funds for the local community. We couldn’t think of a better place than the hospital. Everyone needs a hospital.”
Members of the public who took a test drive were also able to fill their names out on a paper brick, representing the donation from their drive. Overall, the event raised a total of $1076.91 towards the Headwaters Health Care Foundation’s Commitment to Care Campaign.
“We were able to do around 50 test drives, which was pretty good for a first≠time event,” said Mr. Gates. “It was a really positive atmosphere; people had a lot of fun, and they were excited to be able to help the hospital.”
“We really did have a lot of fun,” added Nicole Hand. “It was great to see so many people enjoying the event and wanting to help the hospital. Motion Mazda did a great job.”
July’s Test Drive event was the first event of what Motion Mazda hopes will become more in a growing relationship with the hospital, and the dealership is excited about moving forward.
“We would like to thank the people from the community that showed up to support our hospital and Motion Mazda,” said Mr. Gates. “We look forward to the opportunity to do this again.”
Written by Tabitha Wells