Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida wins CarMax Road Rally
CarMax has announced Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida as the winner of their “Road Rally for Charity” fundraiser. The event was part of CarMax’s grand opening in Naples, where the company created a contest between three local nonprofits to “compete” for votes through CarMax’s Facebook page. A total of $5,000 will be given to three local nonprofits; $3,000 to Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida as the winner of contest and $1,000 to each the Boys & Girls Club of Collier County, and the American Heart Association, Southwest Florida Division.
“We were thrilled to learn that we won and want to thank all of our volunteers, friends and supporters who voted for our organization. It’s a testimony that the community values our mission of teaching financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship to our local youth,” said Anne Frazier, President/CEO of Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida.
Junior Achievement is the world's largest organization dedicated to inspiring and preparing young people to succeed in a global economy. Through a dedicated volunteer network, Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida Inc. provides in-school and after-school programs for students in Collier, Lee and Charlotte counties that focus on three key content areas: work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy. Today, 129 individual area operations reach more than 4 million students in the U.S., with an additional 5.7 million students served by operations in 122 other countries worldwide. For more information about Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida visit www.JASWFL.org or contact Anne Frazier at 239-225-2590 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
CarMax, a member of the FORTUNE 500 and the S&P 500, and one of the FORTUNE 2012 “100 Best Companies to Work For,” is the nation’s largest retailer of used cars. Headquartered in Richmond, Va., CarMax currently operates 113 used car superstores in 56 markets. The CarMax consumer offer is structured around four customer benefits: low, no-haggle prices; a broad selection; high quality vehicles; and customer-friendly service. During the twelve months ended February 29, 2012, the company retailed 408,080 used cars and sold 316,649 wholesale vehicles at our in-store auctions. For more information, access the CarMax website at www.carmax.com.