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Sanderson Ford’s 21st Annual All Ford Show

That’s right, it’s back! The 21st annual All Ford Show is returning to our Glendale, AZ dealership this October. Just like last year, we anticipate bringing over 200 show cars from around the city, state and nation to our dealership on October 5th.

Sanderson Ford’s 21st Annual All Ford Show

Since Sanderson Ford’s All Ford Show is known to bring in thousands of spectators from all over, the dealership decided to make this year’s event a charitable one. With your donation, Sanderson Ford will be supporting four important local valley programs:

  • Military Assistance Mission AZ- to assist local military families in crisis
  • Ronald McDonald House AZ- to assist families seeking medical attention for their children with temporary living arrangements
  • Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center (SARRC)- to assist families and individuals with autism
  • St. Mary’s Food Bank- helping those less fortunate in the community

Sanderson Ford is asking their supportive vendors for a $500 cash donation to the All Ford Show charity. All vendors donating to the cause will be featured on the 2013 All Ford Show’s event t-shirt and program with a booth display and banner at the event as well.

With your donation, we hope to donate $20,000 to the four charities this year. Sanderson Ford will be providing all facilities, trophies, t-shirts, prizes and entertainment at the show, so all you have to do is show up and smile.

Please help us raise money for these deserving charities this year. Donations are due by September 13, 2013. For more information, contact Dave Tedder at (623) 842-8600 or DaveTedder@SandersonFord.com.

We hope to see you at the show!

Packages From Home Donation Drive Extended

Sanderson Ford has decided to extend our Packages from Home donation drive through the month of August.  We are collecting nonperishable food items that will be sent overseas to members of the United States Military. Items needed include:

  • Campbell soup (10 ¾ oz.)
  • Canned fruit (12 oz. to 16 oz.)
  • Chef Boyardee or equivalent (15 oz.)
  • Drink Mix Singles (Wylers, Crystal Lite, Hawaiian Punch, coffee)
  • Individual packs of creamer, sugar, ketchup, mustard, mayo
  • Jelly, squeezable, in plastic containers (20.5 oz.)
  • Peanut Butter (18 oz.)
  • Tabasco sauce (2 oz. size)
  • Tuna (5-7 oz.)

If you would like to request a package for someone, visit http://packagesfromhome.org.

Event Details:

Sanderson Ford is extending our donation drive benefitting Packages from Home through August. Donated nonperishables will be sent to U.S. military currently serving overseas.
Starts: 07/03/2013 08:00 am
Ends: 08/31/2013
6400 N 51st Avenue
Glendale, AZ
85301
US

Sanderson Ford Collecting Donations for Packages from Home

SoldierSanderson Ford has teamed up with Sonoran News and other local businesses for a food drive benefitting Packages From Home.  The food collected will be sent overseas to the troops currently serving in the Middle East.

We are one of several locations collecting nonperishable donations through July 30. Items we are looking to collect include:

  • Campbell soup (10 ¾ oz.)
  • Canned fruit (12 oz. to 16 oz.)
  • Chef Boyardee or equivalent (15 oz.)
  • Drink Mix Singles (Wylers, Crystal Lite, Hawaiian Punch, coffee)
  • Individual packs of creamer, sugar, ketchup, mustard, mayo
  • Jelly, squeezable, in plastic containers (20.5 oz.)
  • Peanut Butter (18 oz.)
  • Tabasco sauce (2 oz. size)
  • Tuna (5-7 oz.)

If you personally know someone serving overseas, you may request a package for them online at http://packagesfromhome.org.

Sanderson Ford is collecting nonperishable food donations to benefit Packages From Home and U.S. Military serving overseas.
Starts: 07/03/2013 08:00 am
Ends: 08/31/2013
6400 N 51st Avenue
Glendale, AZ
85301
US

Blood Drive

June Blood DriveSanderson Ford is hosting a blood drive tomorrow, June 18, from 10am-2pm.  You can sign up for a time online at www.redcrossblood.org or by calling American Red Cross at (520) 230-7295. Don’t forget to use the sponsor code SandersonFord.

In addition to doing your good deed for the day, you will also receive a buy one get one free ticket to select Phoenix Mercury games. Hope to see you there!

Sanderson Ford is hosting a blood drive to benefit the Red Cross.
Starts: 06/18/2013 10:00 am
Ends: 06/18/2013
Duration: 4 hours:
6400 N 51st Avenue
Glendale, AZ
85301
US

Escape the Heat Water Drive

Escape the Heat Water DrivePhoenix is no stranger to excessive heat, so Sanderson Ford, Ford Motor Company, and the Salvation Army have teamed up for the Escape the Heat Water Drive.  This drive is taking place now and will last until June 16, 2013.

The water drive will collect cases of water to support the Salvation Army’s Extreme Heat Emergency Plan, which uses mobile hydration stations around metro Phoenix to provide water, respite, and safety information on days with excessive heat warnings.  This program was launched in 2006 due to the large number of weather related deaths that occur in Arizona due to exposure to heat.

Cases can be dropped off at any of the 11 Metro Phoenix Ford dealerships, including Sanderson Ford.  Each person who donates at least one case of water (24+ bottles; 16+ oz) will receive a half-off admission voucher to Big Surf Water Park.   Donors will also have the ability to test out the brand new 2013 Ford Escape, including the class-exclusive, hands-free power liftgate, which makes it easier to haul large packages, like cases of water.

The water drive gets its name from the Ford Escape, which is actually created from water bottles.  The carpeting of each Escape holds the equivalent of 25 20-ounce plastic bottles that have been saved from landfills.

Ford kicked off the drive with a $1,000 donation towards the purchase of cases of water, courtesy of Ford’s Operation Better World campaign in Phoenix.  Ford hopes to collect 2,000 cases (48,000 bottles of water) during the two week drive.

According to Mark Witthar, Phoenix regional manager for Ford Motor Company, “Our Escape the Heat water drive in partnership with the Salvation Army is very much in line with Ford’s mission to serve the communities where we do business and help those in need. We hope our Ford customers – and those new to Ford – will stop by a dealership with their water donation and, in turn, get a little fun out of their good deed with discounted admission to Big Surf Waterpark.”

Sanderson Ford is collecting water bottles for the Escape the Heat Water Drive. This water will be given out on excessively hot days by the Salvation Army’s Extreme Heat Emergency Plan.
Starts: 06/01/2013 10:00 am
Ends: 06/16/2013
Duration:
6400 N 51st Avenue
Glendale, AZ
85301
US

Sanderson Ford Presents Jennifer Longdon with an All-New Ford Transit Connect

Ford Transit Connect

Jennifer Longdon has been paralyzed since 2004, when an unidentified gunman fired five shots at the truck she was riding in with her fiancé David Rueckert.  David was left blind and Jennifer’s spinal cord was severed, paralyzing her from the chest down.  But Jennifer hasn’t allowed this life-changing injury to stop her life.  She now works as a realtor, specializing in helping people with physical limitations find homes that meet their needs.  She also competes in half marathons and was named one of the ten most inspiring women by the Arizona Republic.

Not long ago, Sanderson Ford’s owners David and Sue Kimmerle learned of Jennifer’s story and how the 2001 specially equipped van she owned was falling apart.  The van was especially dangerous to Jennifer, who cannot regulate her own body temperature, because of a failing air conditioning unit.  This is when the Kimmerle’s decided show their admiration for Jennifer and her inspiring story by donating a brand new Ford Transit Connect to her.

“I wish we could help everyone in need – obviously this is impossible, but when
I heard about Jennifer and her quest to create more inclusion for people with disabilities and work towards finding a cure for spinal cord injury, we were all in,” David said.

The Transit Connect was given to Jennifer on May 23, 2013 at Sanderson Ford.  The donated vehicle is a 2012 Ford Transit Connect XLT Premium Wagon with additional mobility equipment to help Jennifer, such as hand controls, a Speedy Lift wheel chair, and driver side rear power door.

Old-Timers Cruise-in and Car Show

Model T 100th AnniversaryIt’s almost time to kick off the Old-Timers Cruise-in and Car Show in Glendale, and Sanderson Ford is proud to be a sponsor of the ongoing event.  The show starts on May 18th, after which it will be held the third Saturday of each month, excluding December.

The Old-Times Cruise-in and Car Show will take place in downtown Glendale on Glendale Avenue between 56th and 59th streets.  Cruising is allowed and the car show will go from 1pm-8pm.  Along with the car show, attendees can enjoy live entertainment and vendors.  The antique stores and restaurants in Glendale’s historic district will be open as well.

Up to 500 cars are expected to attend the Old-Timers Cruise-in and Car Show.  The event is free so we hope to see you there!

Special Olympics Arizona Honors Sanderson Ford with Recognition Reception

MedalSpecial Olympics Arizona will be honoring Sanderson Ford with a Recognition Reception on Friday, April 5, 2013 from 4-6 PM.  This reception will celebrate Sanderson Ford’s large contribution to the organization.

Back in January, Sanderson Ford created a custom 2012 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor for the Barrett-Jackson Auction in Scottsdale, with all proceeds benefitting Special Olympics Arizona.  The truck was designed to mimic the look of the 1990s Rough Riders.  It sold at the auction and brought in over $100,000 for the Special Olympics.

The reception is open to the public and many special guests will attend, including Special Olympics athletes, Special Olympics Arizona CEO Tim Martin, Glendale City Vice Mayor Yvonne Knaack, Glendale Police Department Police Chief Black, and Glendale Council members.

Along with the dealership, the Sanderson Ford Recognition Reception will also celebrate all of the donors involved in the creation of the special edition Raptor.  It will take place at Sanderson Ford in Glendale.

Detroit Muscle Car Show in Phoenix

2013 Ford MustangMark your calendars – Sanderson Ford’s next car show will take place at the end of the month! On Saturday, March 30, we will host a Detroit Muscle Car Show from 10 AM-3 PM, celebrating the best muscle cars this country has to offer.

All makes and models of muscle cars are welcome, and thousands of spectators are expected to attend the show. When not hanging around the high-performance cars, attendees can stop over at the Starliner Diner to enjoy our 50s-inspired car show menu.

The Detroit Muscle Car Show will be held on the Sanderson Ford lot on Maryland and 51st Avenue in Glendale.  For more information about the show and how to register, visit us online or stop by the dealership.

Sanderson Ford Blood Drive

Sanderson Ford Blood DriveSanderson Ford is hosting an American Red Cross Blood Drive in the Phoenix area on Friday, January 18, 2013. To donate blood for those in need, stop by the Sanderson Ford showroom on 51st Avenue and Maryland Avenue between 10:00am and 3:00pm.

Nearly 39,000 units of blood are needed every day to save the lives of patients all across the country, with 30 million blood components being transfused every year.  Just one donation can save the lives of up to three people.

If you are planning to donate, please make sure that prior to your donation, you get a good night’s sleep, drink an extra 16-oz of nonalcoholic fluids (preferably water), and eat a healthy meal before your donation. Also, remember to bring two forms identification.

Everyone who donates blood will be given $8 in Diner Bucks to use for lunch or dinner at the Starliner Diner.  Walk-ins are welcome, but those who would like to schedule an appointment time can do so online.

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