ST. CHARLES – Chicagoland’s new auto dealer association, the Chicago Automobile Trade Association, lately matched Joe Cotton Ford’s $1,500 contribution to the Boy Scouts of America, 3 Fires Council, as a portion of the CATA’s Chicagoland Dealers Care plan.
“The CATA’s Chicagoland Dealers Care match plan not only assists our member dealers’ dollars stretch a small additional for these charities, but it also assists to place a spotlight on new-auto dealers’ generosity and charitable function inside the communities,” CATA President David Sloan stated in a news release from the Chicago Automobile Trade Association. “Joe Cotton Ford is a prime instance of a dealership that regularly spreads goodwill to these in have to have.”
The principal mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people today to make ethical and moral possibilities by instilling in them the values of the scout oath and law. Especially, the 3 Fires Council operates 3 districts across 4 counties locally, annually servicing 14,000 youth via its outside educational plan. These applications mostly concentrate on creating leadership capabilities and neighborhood engagement.
“We think that the outdoors is the best atmosphere for a classroom, and we’re capable to multiply our efforts via partners like Joe Cotton Ford,” stated Zachary Knoch, Ottawa district director, Boy Scouts of America, 3 Fires Council, in the release. “Joe Cotton Ford has been a generous supporter of our efforts to engage youth in constructive experiences that create them into superior citizens of their communities, our nation and the globe.”
Joe Cotton Ford Vice President and Common Manager Tracy Conn initially became interested in the 3 Fires Council as his son, Jason, began as a youth scout in the organization ten years ago. Just final year, Jason was named scout master of a single of the two troops inside the National Youth Leadership Education at Camp Large Timber – week-lengthy BSA plan that centers about what a leader have to be, have to know and have to do.
Camp Large Timber lately underwent a main renovation, to which Jason and the whole Joe Cotton Ford dealership volunteered their time.
“It’s that individual connection … being aware of firsthand what the Boy Scouts did for our son, we want to give back to the organization so that other folks are capable to acquire the similar expertise,” Tracy Conn stated in the release.
The CATA has been a longtime supporter of regional nonprofit organizations. Given that its inception in 2008, the Chicagoland Dealers Care plan has donated much more than $100,000 to regional charitable organizations supported by new-auto dealers.
In addition, because 1992, the association has raised much more than $53 million for substantial Chicago-region charities for the duration of the annual Initial Appear for Charity black-tie occasion, held the evening ahead of the Chicago Auto Show opens to the public.
For much more information on the Chicagoland Dealers Care plan, go to ChicagolandDealersCare.com. To discover much more about the Boy Scouts of America, go to BeAScout.org. To especially discover much more about the 3 Fires Council, go to adventure.threefirescouncil.org.