Dealership Raises $250,500 for Charity

By Staff Writer October 14, 2020
Vince Sheehy, President of Sheehy Auto Stores, presents a check to Soula Antoniou, Executive Director of the American Heart Association. Vince Sheehy, President of Sheehy Auto Stores, presents a check to Soula Antoniou, Executive Director of the American Heart Association.

Sheehy Auto Stores raised $250,500 to benefit the American Heart Association as part of the company’s annual Sheehy 8000 Sales Race, a community-wide effort that ran July 17th – September 8th, raising funds and awareness for the charity.

“The Sheehy 8000 continues to be our biggest annual sales event and fundraising partnership,” said Vince Sheehy, President of Sheehy Auto Stores. “During the COVID-19 pandemic, it is important now more than ever to stay well through heart healthy diets and exercise.  Our partnership with the American Heart Association enables them to continue their great work and community support.”

The American Heart Association worked with Sheehy to facilitate a virtual event with more than 100 attendees from dealerships in Annapolis, Ashland, Springfield and Waldorf.  Speakers included Dr. Roquell Wyche, a cardiologist with Chesapeake and Washington Heart Care, and heart patient survivor, 16-year old Kaelyn Graham and her mother, Jolanda, who shared their story.

Sheehy’s 29 dealerships participated in a Pedometer Challenge, collectively recording 763,548 steps and surpassing last year’s count of 656,006 steps.  Sheehy INFINITI of Chantilly won the challenge with 115,854 steps.  Employees were encouraged to select various heart-healthy activities and habits from the American Heart Association Game Board ranging from workouts to dietary and sleep adjustments. 

To date, Sheehy’s fundraising efforts have raised more than $40 million for community and non-profit organizations, and more than $1.7 million raised for the American Heart Association. 

“All of us at the American Heart Association are grateful for Sheehy’s unwavering loyalty during these unprecedented times. COVID-19 disproportionately affects heart and stroke patients, making their support more important and life-saving than ever,” says Soula Antoniou, executive director at the American Heart Association.

 

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