Maaco and Driven Foundation Raise $100,000 for Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
4th Annual MAACO Charitable Golf Tournament Helps Fund Much-Needed Pediatric Transplant Surgeries
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - June 10, 2013 // PRNewswire // - The Maaco team joined forces with the Driven Brands Charitable Foundation to host the 4th Annual MAACO Charitable Golf Tournament at the quaint Spring Ford Country Club in Royersford, PA. And while some impressive rounds were posted, the real winners were the children around the country who will benefit from the more than $100,000 that will go to fund the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.
A cast of generous vendors, including Audatex, Saint Gobain/Norton, Mitchell and Yodle, Dupont, Finish Master, Pitch, PPG and Sherwin Williams, spearheaded the fundraising efforts. These sponsorships provided cash and amazing prizes through both silent and live auction. All told, they raised $91,000 by the end of play—valuable funds that will hopefully give a child another day.
"Being a supportive part of our communities is a big part of who we are—it comes with the paint," said Jose Costa, newly-installed Maaco President. Near the end of the day, with the tally resting at $91,000 following generous contributions from all in attendance, Costa procured an additional $9,000 lump sum donation on behalf of Driven Brands to push the total over six figures.
The event would not have been possible without the diligent help of Margie Ford, Grace Makoid, Regina Tevis and other Driven volunteers who volunteered hundreds of hours to make the tournament a success.
On June 12, Meineke—like Maaco, a Driven brand—will host the 15th Annual Meineke Tournament of Champions in Charlotte's picturesque Golf Club at Ballantyne. A raffle will be held for a Cabo San Lucas vacation package, as well as attendance at the Meineke Convention in Boca Raton. The Foundation's goal is to raise $5 Million in 5 years, in furtherance of its vision to imbue its customers, franchisees and employees with a connection to Children's Miracle Network.
Founded in 1972, Maaco Collision Repair & Auto Painting (www.maaco.com) repairs accident damage, dents and faded paint for close to 500,000 drivers annually. The 450 franchises have restored the safety and beauty of all types of vehicles for nearly 40 years. MAACO Franchising, Inc., headquartered in King of Prussia, Pa, has been cited numerous times by Entrepreneur magazine as #1 in its category in the Annual Franchise 500 survey.
About Driven Brands Charitable Foundation
Founded in 2012, Driven Brands Charitable Foundation is a multi-year, multi-million dollar fundraising commitment that will benefit 170 Children's Miracle Network Hospitals (CMN Hospitals) across the United States and Canada. The Foundation is seeking to raise $1 million a year working in conjunction with Driven Brands' franchisees, principals, vendors, customers and employees.
About Children's Miracle Network Hospitals
Since 1983, Children's Miracle Network Hospitals has raised more than $4.7 billion —most of it $1 at a time—for 170 children's hospitals across the United States and Canada, which, in turn, use the money where it's needed the most. These donations have gone to support research and training, purchase equipment, and pay for uncompensated care, all in support of the mission to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible. Learn more at CMNHospitals.com.
SOURCE MAACO; Driven