Davis GMC Buick in the Community
At Davis GMC Buick we are committed to our involvement with the community. We care. We hope to make a difference. We believe in family, hard work and dedication to great causes. From the Genesis Centre Twin Arenas expansion to local sports teams to music festivals, Davis GMC Buick is dedicated to enhancing the Lethbridge and area community to be a better place to live and grow for us all.
We are proud to tell anyone who asks that we are involved in the following:
In 2011, the Lethbridge College received $1-million gift from the Lethbridge and District Auto Dealers Association. Davis GMC Buick is a major financial contributor to this initiative.
The money will go towards construction of a new trades-and-technology building, part of Lethbridge College’s campus development plan. The structure will benefit future students through its ability to integrate principles of sustainability, flexible program delivery, optimal utilization of space, and cross-program interaction.
For many years now Davis GMC Buick has been apart of Lethbridge and it's Minor League Sport Teams. Our community involvement reaches to nearly every sport including Lethbridge Minor Hockey, Lethbridge Lacrosse Association, Softball Valley and Southwest Little League.
We know how important sports are to children growing up. That is why Davis GMC Buick is been involved with community sports for so long. For the past 8 years, Davis GMC Buick has been donating to the Service Sports Centre, a vital facility that promotes the well being and active lifestyle of youth in Southern Alberta.
Like so many, when it comes to men's and women's cancers we all have felt the impact of this disease. Year-after-year Davis GMC Buick continues to create awareness, and raise money for research and development so that one day, we can say good-bye to cancer.
Along with donations for every test drive, and work order - every November, or shall we say, "Movember" the men of our staff grow mustaches in order to create a fun competition to creating awareness, and encourage men to get regular checks ups. With October being Women Breast Cancer Month, we decked out our Shuttle Car in pink, donating for every test drive.
Last summer, brave men and women of Davis GMC Buick raised money by hosting a head shave on our lot. The turnout was incredible. With the help of sponsors and donations, we were able to raise over $20,000 towards Relay for Life Canadian Cancer Research. View the photo album on Facebook.
Every August during Woop Up Days, Davis GMC Buick hosts the Annual Rob O' Neil Memorial Block Party BBQ and Corn Roast. All proceeds presented to Cystic Fibrosis Association in memory of our Friend "Ony". What better way to raise funds for an important cause in August than with some Sweet Taber Corn!
As part of the Lethbridge Automotive Dealers Association, Davis GMC Buick is a major contributor to the LADA Charity Classic Golf Tournament. This tournament is in support of the Lethbridge Special Olympics Chapter, the Lethbridge Association for Community Living (Assisted Living for seniors), and the Westside Public Library - The Crossings. We are pushing towards supporting local charities and our community in a big way, and hope you will help us! Our 2012 event allowed us to contribute over $60,000 split between the charities and has risen over $345,000 since its inception.
Every Spring, we take part in the Cure for Cancer Foundation's National Denim Day in memory of our co-worker Lorianne Wentz. We accept donations from the public, and as an incentive for our employees, if they make a 5 dollar or more donation, they get to wear jeans for the day!
Every year, just before Christmas time, our Service Department puts on a Free LOF Day, where if you come in that morning and make a charitable donation of over $55, you will recieve a Free LOF Oil Change. Last year we were able to raise over $5000 in food bank donations for the less fortunate so they could have a Christmas dinner with their families.
Sports and athletics are a very important part of our community, and at Davis GMC Buick, we offer sponsorships for the Lethbridge Bulls Baseball Club, a part of the Western Major Baseball League.