Buckeye Marine held its 4th annual Product Preview and Charity Evening at its dealership in Bobcaygeon, ON in October.
“We feel that it's of the utmost importance to give back to our community, our industry and national charity,” said Carly Poole, Buckeye Marine's marketing manager.” This is just one of the ways that we make this happen. It also gives us the chance to show our customers how much they are appreciated while helping to raise money to support some great causes.”
The dealership's gala drew approximately 250 of its existing and prospective customers. Guests had a chance to browse the 2009 products and boat models as well as help raise approximately $10,000 through auctioned items and donations for The Children's Wish Foundation and other local charities.
A variety of manufacturers showcased new models including Princecraft, Chaparral, MasterCraft, Regal, Scout, Yamaha, Volvo, Mercury, Kimpex, CC Marine and Barrett Marketing Group. The event's sponsors include Northstar Insurance, Edgetown Ford, Regal Boats, Shea's Foodland and Bobcaygeon BMR.
Attendees were treated to a Mexican fiesta theme, which came complete with Mexican cuisine, in addition to charity black jack, live and silent auctions, draws, music and door prizes.
Buckeye has raised more than $35,000 for various charities since the event's inception. According to Poole, next year's event is planned for October 9, 2009, which falls on the dealership's 60th anniversary.