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Local Colorado Non-Profit, The McDonald Hyundai Hope Foundation, Donates Proceeds From Golf Tournament To The Children’s Hospital In Denver

The McDonald Hyundai Hope Foundation has just donated all of the proceeds from their first annual charity golf tournament to the Children’s Hospital Pediatric Cancer Unit

November 4, 2011 – Denver, Colo.– Newly established Colorado Non-Profit, The McDonald Hyundai Hope Foundation, has just donated the funds raised from their golf tournament to the Children’s Hospital Pediatric Cancer Unit to help fight childhood cancer.

The formal check presentation was held at the McDonald Hyundai dealership just south of Denver in Littleton. The foundation invited representatives from each of the sponsors who participated in their first annual golf tournament to join for appetizers and drinks and to hear speeches from the Hyundai Hope Ambassador, Addison Kleinhans, and the Children’s Hospital representative, Jaqueline Owens Lindley.

The foundation was created to raise funds for organizations and causes throughout Colorado, particularly focusing on pediatric cancer. Their first charity golf tournament involved 100 golfers and numerous sponsors who wanted to help support this important cause.

“We are so excited about the turnout for our first event,” says Jon Bittrolff, General Manager of McDonald Hyundai and President of the foundation. “It’s exciting because we are such a new foundation and we hope it will just continue to grow year after year.”

The event raised a total of $27,500.00 to be given to the Pediatric Cancer Unit at the Children’s Hospital; $7,500.00 more than the foundation had initially expected. Funds from events such as this help towards funding research and technology to help make treatment more comfortable for children and hopefully one day find a cure.

The foundation’s ambassador, Addison Kleinhans, spoke about his own experience going through treatment at the Children’s Hospital and related how important these medical advances are.

“Thank you for giving all this money to the hospital,” Kleinhans said. “It has really improved all the treatments.”

The McDonald Hyundai Hope Foundation plans to continue their support for important causes such as this for years to come. To find out more about the McDonald Hyundai Hope Foundation or to make a donation please visit  www.mcdonaldhyundaihope.org .



McDonald Hyundai Announces Hope On Wheels Charity Golf Event Benefiting Children’s Hospital

Denver Hyundai dealership, McDonald Hyundai, has decided to take their fundraising efforts to support Children’s Hospital one step further this year by holding a charity golf tournament

McDonald Hyundai of Denver, Colorado just announced that they will be holding a charity golf tournament at the Blackstone Country Club in Aurora, Colorado for the Hyundai Hope On Wheels campaign benefiting the Children’s Hospital in Denver.

The goal of the golf tournament and Hope On Wheels is to donate $6 million dollars to help children with cancer. Hyundai has been dedicated to this cause since 1998 and continues to grow their efforts every year. The organization started as a local charity in the New England area and has transformed into Hope On Wheels, a non-profit 501(c)(3), that involves over 800 Hyundai dealers from across the nation. Since its beginning, Hope on Wheels has donated $23 million dollars to children’s hospitals across the nation and every time a new Hyundai is sold a donation is made through Hope On Wheels.

This year, there is a new nationwide initiative to raise funds to fight childhood cancer. Hyundai dealers, including our Colorado Hyundai dealership, have pledged to donate a total of $3 million dollars to Hope on Wheels based on vehicles sold during the month of September, which is also National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. The $3 million raised by dealerships will be matched by a $3 million contribution from Hyundai Motor America. Through combined efforts, Hyundai will donate a minimum of $6 million in the month of September to children’s hospitals and other non-profit organizations across the country in the form of “Hyundai Hope Grants.” The Hope Grants will sponsor childhood cancer research projects, survivor programs, and other resources designed to improve quality of life for children with cancer.

In support of this cause, McDonald Hyundai is holding this golf tournament on September 19. The tournament will start as a four person scramble format and each golfer that enters will enjoy 18 holes of golf with complimentary tee-bag, range balls, and an awards banquet/dinner. There are five different levels of sponsorship for the event and all proceeds will go directly to Hope On Wheels.

For more information about the Hope On Wheels Charity Golf Tournament, sponsorship, or the Hope On Wheels organization please visit www.mcdonaldhyundaihope.org or contact the McDonald Hyundai Colorado dealer at (720) 279-8202. To hear some words from our ambassador, Addison Kleinhans, please visit www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bf-mcc4-Cyo.
 


 
About McDonald Automotive Group:

The McDonald family has been selling and servicing vehicles from the Littleton locations since 1965. Today, with three sons by his side, Douglas McDonald and his family own and operate some of the largest and fastest growing dealerships in the United States. In addition, Douglas McDonald has served as chairman, vice-chairman and district director for the Colorado Automobile Dealers Association and chairman of the National Volkswagen Dealer Council. In 1991, Time Magazine, in cooperation with the National Automobile Dealers Association, honored him with the Quality Dealer Award. McDonald Automotive Group shares their success with the community by supporting many charities and clubs, including the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and Hyundai Hope On Wheels.