Bill Currie Ford two day event to raise funds for the Children’s Cancer Center
What: Pony Party Weekend – 2 day event to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Mustang and raise funds for the Children’s Cancer Center
EVENT : “Get Down and Pony Up” a throwback dance party featuring the Black Honkeys
Key Interest Points:
· A funkalicious 60s and 70s party with attendees encouraged to dress the part – long hair, loud colors and flares are back in style!
· Win a Mustang! Roll the 7 dice and if they spell M-U-S-T-A-N-G you’re driving home in a brand new 2014 Mustang worth up to $40,000!
Date: Friday, April 18th
Time: 7:30pm – 11:30pm
Location: TPepin’s Hospitality Centre, 4121 N 50th St, Tampa, FL 33610
EVENT: “Drive a Pony, Help a Kid” test drives for charity, mustang car show & more
Key Interest Points:
· Every test drive taken on this day raises $60 for the Children’s Cancer Center, comprised of equal donations from Ford Motor Co., Jennifer Currie & Family, and Tijuana Flats’ ‘Just in Queso’ Foundation. Maximum 300 test drives / $18,000.
· Meet Mike Glennon and the Cheerleaders of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers
· Mustang Car Show with as many as 150 Mustangs from 1964 onward along with other Ford vehicles.
· Food from Tijuana Flats, music and more!
Date: Saturday, April 19th
Time: 11:00am – 4:00pm
Location: Bill Currie Ford, 5815 N Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33614
Media is cordially invited to attend and cover these two spectacular events which come together as Pony Party Weekend to celebrate 50 years of the Mustang, and 40 years of the Children’s Cancer Center.
According to Steve Ling, Large Car Marketing Manager Ford Motor Company, “We are so proud of what Bill Currie Ford is doing this weekend. Tying the Celebration of Mustang 50 Years in with the Children’s Cancer Center demonstrates the strength of the Mustang Family.”
As benefiting charity, the Children’s Cancer Center is expected to receive tens of thousands of dollars from both the Friday throwback dance party and the Saturday ‘Drive 4 Ur Community’ event and Mustang Show. Says Steve Manuel, Director of Development for the Children’s Cancer Center, “We are excited about the growing partnership between the Children’s Cancer Center and Bill Currie Ford. Equally, we’ve been blessed to be joined by several other highly respected organizations for this event. The Pony Party Weekend is anticipated to raise a substantial amount of financial support which allows the center to provide its programs to Tampa Bay Children and Families battling childhood cancer.” Amongst those organizations are TPepin’s Hospitality Centre, Tijuana Flats and their charitable arm, the Just In Queso foundation, Ruth’s Chris Steak House and several more.
Christy Vannette, Community Relations Director of Bill Currie Ford is excited about the role the dealership is playing as they lead the herd in nationwide Mustang celebrations. “The Bill Currie Ford team is not only thrilled but truly humbled by this opportunity to support the mission of the Children’s Cancer Center. Helping these children and families alongside our generous community partners has been an incredible experience. As we celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Ford Mustang during the Pony Party Weekend Event, we are also celebrating the strength and resilience of these families, these kids and the giving spirit of the Tampa Community.”
One of the community partners helping make the weekend a huge event is Tijuana Flats and the Just In Queso foundation. Says Ben Kuykendall, Development Manager for Just in Queso Foundation, “The Just in Queso Foundation’s mission is to improve the communities where Tijuana Flats employees live and work. Pony Party Weekend is improving this community by helping support local kids and their families and we are proud to be a part of that.”
For more information about the weekend, or to arrange media opportunities, please contact Alan G Mock, Director of Marketing for the Children’s Cancer Center, at 813-367-5437 ext. 5 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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About the Children’s Cancer Center
While other organizations are committed to finding a cure tomorrow, the Children’s Cancer Center is committed to helping families cope today. Founded in 1974, the mission of the Children’s Cancer Center’s revolves around the understanding that a child’s diagnosis becomes the entire family’s diagnosis. Support is therefore offered to all members of the family throughout this difficult journey – from diagnosis through treatment and beyond. Programs fall into one of three main areas of support: emotional, educational or financial. Here, kids and families are offered hope and can learn to cope together, as a strong family unit. To learn more about the Children’s Cancer Center, its mission, or how you may become part of this important support for Tampa Bay families devastated by Cancer or Chronic Blood Disorders, please visit us at www.childrenscancercenter.org or call Danielle Lanier, Director of Programs and Family Services, at 813-367-5437 ext.6.
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About Bill Currie Ford
Founded in 1959, Bill Currie Ford, the premiere new Ford car and truck dealership in Tampa, FL, has been family run for more than three generations. For 55 years, we have watched the dealership grow and prosper forging strong bonds with not only our wonderful customers, but the community as well.
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About Tijuana Flats
Established in 1995 in Winter Park, Fla., Tijuana Flats is a unique, fast-casual Tex-Mex dining experience that uses zero trans-fatty acids, 100% hormone free white chicken and all menu items are made lard free. This restaurant features superior guest service and fresh, made-to-order food. Tijuana Flats has 100 locations in Florida, Georgia, Indiana, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Virginia. Since 2007, Tijuana Flats’ Just in Queso Foundation has raised $2.5 million and volunteered over 5,500 hours for local communities. For more information about Tijuana Flats, including menu and locations, visit www.tijuanaflats.com.