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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.

Ford’s Operation Brighter Future Invests $10 Million in Detroit Neighborhoods

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Ford Motor Company Fund recently announced a new program they’re calling Operation Brighter Future to implement in Detroit in an effort to strengthen communities and support education summer jobs, and community needs. The program not only continues Ford’s efforts in the community, but also helps support other Michigan nonprofit organizations aimed at helping their communities.

The funding will go towards a collective of youth activities at the local recreation center, providing youth classes for arts, gymnastics, karate, swimming, and gymnastics. Ford hopes to not only support but also strengthen the communities that exist around them and provide them opportunities to thrive.

Operation Brighter Future will be accomplishing other things, including:

  • Donation two F-Series chassis to be turned into new ambulances for the city of Detroit
  • Support for the Greening of Detroit, which aims to turn abandoned sites into parks
  • Funding the Detroit Summer Youth Employment program that provides training and work experience for youth between the ages of 14 and 21

This is a wonderful step forward in the process of not only bettering our cities, but the communities that make up those cities.

Sanderson Ford Sponsors the 11th Annual Operation Santa Claus

Sanderson Ford has partnered with ABC15 for the 11Th Annual Operation Santa Claus charity drive.  The drive is an effort to give every child the Christmas they deserve, and gives those who donate the opportunity to give back and maybe even win a new car for themselves.

“The problem of meeting the needs of the less fortunate has become even more challenging given the current economic situation,” said Max Sirstins of Sanderson Ford and Sanderson Lincoln. “More families than ever before are seeking assistance and support from human service organizations struggling to meet the demand. We want to make a big difference and help as many people as possible through Operation Santa Claus.”

During Operation Santa Claus, those interested in helping out are asked to donate new, unwrapped toys, children’s clothing items, packaged food or a monetary donation to help those in need.  Donations can be dropped off at any Sanderson dealership, or at any of the Operation Santa Claus events.  For a listing of events and drop off points, visit

For each donation, you will be entered into a drawing for the chance to win your choice of an all new 2013 Lincoln MKZ or a new Ford F-150 Super Crew EcoBoost.  Two finalists will be drawn every Wednesday morning on Sonoran Living on ABC15.

If you are ready to drop off a donation or want to learn more, visit us in Glendale!

Operation Goodwill Phoenix Food and Shoe Drive at Sanderson Ford

Sanderson Ford is inviting Phoenix residents to donate nonperishable food items and gently used shoes to help those in need around our community and beyond during the Operation Goodwill Phoenix food and shoe drive.  The drive runs from November 1-18, 2012.

The Operation Goodwill Phoenix food and shoe drive, which benefits St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance and Walk Away Barefoot, is sponsored by Sanderson Ford, Ford Motor Company, and the Children’s Museum of Phoenix.  Donations can be made at Sanderson Ford, and as an added bonus, the Children’s Museum of Phoenix will be giving one free ticket to the museum to each person who donates three food items or one pair of shoes of any size. These tickets will be redeemable during the month of December 2012.

Ford Motor Company will also be sponsoring a special event at the Children’s Museum of Phoenix as part of the Operation Goodwill Phoenix campaign.  “Ford Technology and Innovation Month” will take place this December and will feature technology and innovation-themed programs that reflect the spirit of Ford founder Henry Ford.

Please join us at Sanderson Ford November 1-18 with your donations and help those in need!

Wild West Days

The Wild West Days are coming back to Cave Creek and Sanderson Ford is proud to be a sponsor of the 4-day event.  Wild West Days will take place November 2-4, 2012, with a golf tournament taking place on Tuesday, October 30.

Wild West Days will kick off with a shotgun start at the Wild West Wal-Mart Charity Golf Tournament, which benefits the American Cancer Society and will be held at the Rancho Manana Golf Course. On Friday, November 2, visitors can enjoy Arts & Crafts of the West, The Crown Kings performing, the Miss Wild West Days competition, dance lessons, and bull riding prelims.

On Saturday, the Wild West Days parade will take place, along with the Fire Fighters Chili Challenge, the ACMSA Mounted Shooters Competition, pig races, “Gundown by Sundown” competitions, the Triple R Horse Rescue Auction, and a live performance from Rodney Atkins.  On the final day of festivities, participants can enjoy trick riding and horse demos, the bull riding championship, more “Gundown at Sundown” competitions, and the Wild West Trains End Dinner and Dance, among other activities.

Wild West Days supports several charities, including Triple R Horse Rescue, Horse Rhythm Foundation, the International Rett Syndrome Foundation, and the 100 Club of Arizona.

For more information about Cave Creek Wild West Days, including a full schedule of events, visit

The High Five Tour Comes to Sanderson Ford

The High Five Tour is stopping by Sanderson Ford! For the second year in a row, we will play host to the 2012 Shelby Mustang GT-500 “Super Snake” that is currently on a road trip around the country to give thanks and help raise awareness for Wounded Warrior Family Support.  The tour will be here Tuesday, September 25, from 5-9 PM.

Wounded Warriors Family Support was founded by John D. Folsom, Colonel, United States Marine Corps, Reserve (Ret.), with the mission to “provide support to the families of those who have been wounded, injured, or killed during combat operations. The families of our casualties suffer in many ways, some financially, some psychologically.”

The organization helps support these families by providing a retreat where they can once again find peace and solace as a family.  They also financially support marriage counseling programs and partner with Take Flight Farms, a non-profit that provides equine therapy programs.

The High Five Tour is a 48-state road trip that gives Wounded Worrior Family Support the opportunity to personally thank those who have contributed to the organization, as well as raise awareness for their purpose.  You can show your support and donate to Wounded Warrior Family Support by coming to our dealership during the High Five Tour’s stop and donating $5. If you are unable to see the High Five Tour in action, you can also contribute by texting “highfive” to 20222.

During the tour stop, wewill also be welcoming residents to join in a cruise-in car show.  The Mustang Club will be in attendance and entertainment will be provided. Hope to see you out here!

Gear Up for Kids with Sanderson Ford

Sanderson Ford is teaming up with Arizona Sports Talk 620’s Doug and Wolf, Sanderson Lincoln, the Arizona Diamondbacks, and the University of Phoenix to collect sporting equipment for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metropolitan Phoenix.  Now through July 19, you can donate new or gently used sporting goods during the Gear Up for Kids equipment drive.

We are collecting sporting equipment such as basketballs, soccer balls, four square balls, baseball gear, and much more.  Donations can be dropped off at Sanderson Ford or Sanderson Lincoln and all items will be distributed to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metropolitan Phoenix.  We will also be collecting donations before the Arizona Diamondbacks home games July 4-7, starting 2 hours before game time.  We will be located in the plaza at Chase Field and the first 20 people to make a donation at Chase Field on these days will receive special giveaways from the Diamondbacks.

We hope that you too will gear up for kids and help us support the local youth!

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