FAIRFAX, Va., July 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Sheehy Auto Stores, Inc. raised more than $200,000 to benefit the American Heart Association, and sold 6,500 automobiles in 54 days as part of the company's 18th Annual Sheehy 6000 sales event.
"With the support of our customers, our business partners and our staff, we are pleased to announce a record-breaking fund-raising effort during the Sheehy 6000," Vince Sheehy, President of Sheehy Auto Stores. "Partnering with the American Heart Association, we have been able to support a worthy cause while reinforcing the importance of maintaining heart health with events we sponsored for our employees and visitors to many of our dealerships."
In addition to a portion of sales benefiting the charity, Sheehy dealerships throughout Washington DC, Richmond, VA and Baltimore, MD led community outreach initiatives that included speakers, giveaways, cooking demonstrations and event sponsorships. Internally, more than 100 Sheehy team members participated in Lunch & Learn events where they benefited from healthy cooking demonstrations and other heart healthy tips.
"We are so grateful for the generous support of the Sheehy Auto Stores staff and customers throughout the region, which will go directly to aiding our mission of ending cardiovascular diseases and stroke," said Michelle Nostheide of the American Heart Association. "We are also proud that our partnership has resulted in increased heart health awareness for thousands of our neighbors through walking events, Lunch and Learns, CPR trainings, cooking demonstrations and more."
The mission of the American Heart Association is to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.
Sheehy Auto Stores, Inc.
Sheehy Auto Stores is the 37th largest dealer group in the country and serves customers in the Richmond, Baltimore, Annapolis and Washington, D.C. metropolitan areas. A family-owned business since it was founded as one Ford store in 1966 in Marlow Heights, Md., the company has grown to more than $1 billion in sales with more than 30,000 new and used vehicles sold each year. The company is recognized as a leader in customer satisfaction, retention and community involvement. For more information visit www.sheehy.com or call 703-802-3480.
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