Posts tagged Morrie’s Gives Back
It’s hard to believe that the Holiday Season is already here and Morrie’s Chippewa Valley Mazda is committed to bringing joy to the local Chippewa Valley and Eau Claire Community. For 5 years Bill Bertrand, General Manager, at Morrie’s Chippewa Valley Mazda has given away over a dozen cars to individuals and families during the 60 Days Of Giving. The first giveaway for the season took place last week at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire (UWEC) were Bill and his team gave a Mazda3 and a $500 gift card for gas to Alex Mitchell, a student at the university. Family and friends alike showed up in support and several news stations were present to share the amazing story on local channels.
Here it is, the latest update on our MN Zoo Field Research Vehicle! Back in June 2011, we presented the Zoo with a brand new wrapped Mazda CX-5 to help with their research efforts. (Check out the video here). Scientist, Dr. Kim VanderWaal, has been very busy working with radio telemetry equipment and trying to locate radio/GPS-collared deer!
Kim’s project is focusing on parasite transmission from deer to moose in northeastern Minnesota. We believe this is a factor that is likely contributing to the moose decline. Kim and her research partners have placed tracking collars on more than 10 deer so far and are looking to see how their movements overlap with those of moose in the area. Kim is also using the field vehicle to find and collect deer pellets, so that they can be analyzed for the presence of parasites that harm moose.
We’re thrilled to see how our Mazda CX-5 donation has helped the Minnesota Zoo with their research efforts. Stay tuned to our blog for more updates as researchers continue to make strides in conserving the MN Moose and endangered species population!
We brought our #PackTheBack KIA Soul!
The 30th annual Wayzata Chilly Open took place this Saturday on Lake Minnetonka and we were out there with our Pack The Back KIA Soul! The Wayzata Chilly Open is presented by the Wayzata Chamber and North Memorial Health Care and is the largest most well-known golf tournament held on a frozen lake!
We thought the Chilly Open would be a great opportunity to bring out our Pack the Back Soul and give attendees the chance to win a 3-year lease on a 2014 KIA Soul!
The chilly open is a Minnetonka-area favorite, drawing in a large crowd of brave participants, despite the cold temperatures. The outdoor event is known for its unique twist on mini golf, tasty chilly cook-off from participating local restaurants, live music and much more. Participants play the game with hockey sticks or golf clubs paired with tennis balls. Each hole is unique and different with sponsors bringing fun and different activities to each one. Make sure to check out some of the fun costumes we spotted in the photo album below. We look forward to seeing you next year!
If you didn’t get out to the chilly open, don’t worry! You still have until the 16th of March to enter to win! All you have to do is follow these three easy steps.
- Visit Morrie’s Minnetonka Kia
- Guess how many items are in the “Pack the Back” Kia Soul
- Use the iPad kiosk to submit your entry!