Groove Auto’s Drive for Education program is in its 10th year. On Tuesday, the dealership group continued its tradition of donating car-sale proceeds to fund grants for schools. The funding this year went toward items such as scholarship programs, iPads, books, instruments, learning spaces and special needs programs.
The company’s September grant donation was for $74,500.
Athlete and television personality Colton Underwood was a special guest at this year’s event, and he announced Groove Auto’s partnership with Colton Underwood’s Legacy Foundation. The foundation supports people living with cystic fibrosis, providing resources for managing their treatment.
Groove Auto donated a vehicle toward the foundation’s upcoming raffle, with the raffle titled, “Win Colton’s Jeep.”
Drive for Education is a charitable program that employees of Groove Ford, Groove Subaru, Groove Mazda and Groove Toyota created to enrich the lives of children through education and foundational support. Funds from vehicle sales each year benefit local area schools that have applied to receive a Drive for Education grant. Groove Auto says the grants directly impact the students, school facilities and teachers.
At the same event, the dealership group also presented $18,500 to Folds of Honor, which provides scholarships to the spouses and children of fallen and disabled service members. Groove Auto raised the funds during its Memorial Day sales event. Groove Auto said the donation would “directly impact students right here in Colorado.”