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On Friday we had the pleasure of attending the 2012 Perspectives of Hope Gala. Throughout the past 10 years we have had on ongoing relationship with the Perspectives Agency and we look forward to a continued partnership.
Perspectives is an award-winning multi-program human services agency. They provide resources to hundreds of families and children and aim to break dysfunctional family cycles. These resources include education, career training, family counseling, and supportive housing. The Perspectives program helps to “strengthen families, restore dignity, and create hope.”
It was a beautiful event consisting of a silent and live auction, dinner, and even live entertainment from the children. The night began with a social hour where guests mingled, scanned and bid on the silent auction items, and enjoyed the harmonious sound of the harp player. Then guests filled the dining room for a gourmet meal. During dinner we received a warm welcome and introduction from David McNally, a longstanding Perspectives board member. Following dinner and the wonderful dessert, the live auction began. The excitement in the room escalated as the bidding was underway. One of the younger guests even got the chance to put her bid in. The silent and live auctions were both a great success in helping to raise money for Perspectives.
Linda Domholt of Perspectives said after the event, “A sincere thank you to our 15 corporate and individual sponsors, as well as the 240 people who attended the 2012 Perspectives of Hope Gala. It was once again a grand success as $166,000 was raised for Perspectives. This revenue will continue to support award winning programs that break the cycle of addiction, poverty and violence to hundreds of families each year.”
We look forward to our continued sponsorship with Perspectives and we were proud to be a part of such a beautiful and successful event.
It was a beautiful day for Cars & Coffee at the AutoMotorPlex on Saturday! Labor Day weekend brought in a lot of spectators for this months event. Check out some of our pictures below and make sure to join us next month for the last C&C of the season!
For more information about the event head over to the MN C&C website.
July always tends to be a big turnout at Cars & Coffee, and this year was no different. We hit maximum capacity of about 1,000 cars, and had thousands of spectators enjoying the beautiful weather. Check out the photo gallery below, and for more information on the event check out the MN Cars & Coffee website at mncandc.com.
For this months MN Cars and Coffee prize we decided to do something a little different. Make sure to bring your camera this Saturday, July 7th to the AutoMotorPlex in Chanhassen.
Attendee’s of July Cars and Coffee will be given the chance to submit their photos from the event for a chance to win a GOPRO HD HERO2 Motorsport Edition video camera.
The contest will begin on July 7th 2012 and will run until July 21st 2012 at 12:00am CT. Each user that signs up for the contest will be able to submit a photo that they took at the event. The photo has to be from this month’s Cars and Coffee event and each user will only be able to submit one photo. Voting will take place during the time frame stated above and Facebook users will be able to vote on their favorite photo, so be sure to share your submission with your friends!
After the submission deadline The Morrie’s Group will select the three images with the most votes. A panel of judges from our group will then choose one of those three photos and declare a winner.
Please visit the contest page to review the terms and conditions and familiarize yourself with the process before the contest begins on July 7th 2012. We look forward to seeing all the creative submissions!
The Morrie’s Automotive Group is continuing to develop our Buy Happy Giving program which was established in 2011. For the 2012-2013 year Morrie’s has partnered with the Herb Brook’s Foundation to help promote and advocate for a positive hockey experience among youth members. We have a variety of different volunteer opportunities that we are looking forward to engaging in with the foundation this year and are happy to be working with such a great community organization.
We had a great time at Car’s and Coffee this past weekend. Those who stopped by the Morrie’s booth were given the opportunity to sign up and enter to win one of two Panasonic Lumix digital camera’s valued at $150.00 each. By the time we announced the winner’s at 10:30 We had over 70 entrants for the contest.
Our lucky winner’s this month were Sara S. and Nikki W. who were nice enough to let us snap photo’s of them with their new camera’s!
We will continue to have great prize giveaways at the AutoMotorPlex during each C&C event the first Saturday of every month through October.
For more information visit the official website at: http://www.mncandc.com
We were very lucky to have such beautiful weather this past weekend for June’s C&C event at the AutoMotorPlex in Chanhassen. The ice water and coffee that we provided were a big hit among spectators that came out early to check out the wide variety of amazing vehicles. The weather gave us an opportunity to get some great images of the vehicles that showed up this month. Make sure to join us next time for another great event, and remember to get there early! For more information visit the MN C&C website: http://www.mncandc.com
I ran across this on a really spammy site, so I pulled the photos out and re-worked them to post here.
If anyone knows the source of these images, please let me know – I’d love to give credit where it’s due, and if these are any indication there are probably more cool pictures out there to be seen.
Update: I’ve found the source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/24796741@N05/sets/72157604247242338/ (lots more pictures there) More >
A couple of weeks ago we hosted an event at our Cadillac Saab store, called Hoops for Wishes with Trent Tucker, in partnership with the Make a Wish Foundation. This event was to raise money to go toward helping the Make a Wish Foundation of Minnesota to grant the wish of 10-year-old named Jose. Jose is an active boy from Farmington, Minn., who has not let sarcoma slow him down. He loves playing video games, basketball and shopping at Target.
When Jose started thinking about what he would wish for, he pictured somewhere warm, somewhere he could swim and somewhere with a lot of activities. It seemed a Caribbean cruise was just the right fit.
And today I’m happy to share that we helped the Make a Wish Foundation of Minnesota reach their goals, and soon Jose and his family will be sailing the high seas! More >