Saturday morning the Dimmitt Automotive Group had the pleasure of hosting the Miccosukee District Pinewood Derby in the Aston Martin showroom in St. Pete. About 100 people filled the showroom to see the event. Between 13 packs there were around 50 kids racing their cars. The scouts were extremely excited to finally be racing their cars they created. There were two rounds of races to determine a winner as well as a few heats of fun runs. This is the second year that Dimmitt has hosted the event and it has been very successful both years now. The Pinewood Derby races are a big event for Cub Scouts all across America and Dimmitt was proud to be apart of the Miccosukkee District’s Derby. We want to thank everyone who showed up and we look forward to hopefully hosting a 3rd Derby next year.
This past weekend was the 8th Annual JK Cancer Fund Drive Away Cancer golf outing!
The JK Cancer Fund Inc. is a Nonprofit Organization started in 2010 by Cody Millian as his senior project for Mitchell High School. Cody started the first Drive Away Cancer Golf Outing to keep the memory of his grandfather, John Kubek alive. John was one of the most amazing people Cody knew, and he died of stage four cancer in his bones, liver, and lungs. But the Drive Away Cancer Golf Outing has become so much more and has taken on a bigger meaning. In 2011, Cody’s mom was diagnosed with stage one breast cancer and in 2014 his other grandfather, Mike Millian, passed away from cancer. Cody’s passion to Drive Away Cancer gets stronger all the time.
The JK Cancer Fund gives 100% back to local charities right here in our community including:
- Funding the LIVESTRONG at the YMCA Program at the James P. Gills Family YMCA in Trinity. The program helps survivors who have gone through cancer treatment regain their muscle strength and flexibility while building a strong sense of connection with other survivors.
- The Cheval Cares 5K Family Run benefiting the Pediatric Cancer Foundation
- Making Strides Against Breast Cancer
- Pasco Pediatric Foundation Golf Tournament
Dimmitt sponsored a foursome which included a few of our employees! We didn’t take home the trophy but had an amazing time at this year’s event and can’t wait for next year!
Today a group of Dimmitt employees put on their water shoes and headed to the the docks to meet up with the AMIkids! AMIkids is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping youth develop into responsible and productive citizens. AMIkids’ mission is to protect public safety and positively impact as many youth as possible through the efforts of a diverse and innovative staff. AMIkids works in partnership with youth agencies, local communities and families.
Today’s school lesson included an overall explanation of the Tampa Bay ecosystem and how it functions. We also performed a plankton tow along with testing of the salinity in the region. After these areas were covered, we waded around a local mangrove region and collected samples from the environment including small organisms, shells, plant life, etc. Throughout the trip the students had the opportunity to look at their findings under microscopes and even have the opportunity to drive the 65ft research vessel. The kids thought of it as a huge video game but they did a great job at keeping it somewhat straight and not giving us all seasickness hahah!
The day ended on a good note as they got to watch dolphins jumping along side the boat! We at Dimmitt are proud to support and organization that’s mission is to improve the lives of these kids and strengthening our communities!
On Wednesday February 6th, Audi Wesley Chapel partnered with the Pasco Sheriff’s Office to help celebrate the swearing in of volunteers, civilians and law enforcement deputies. Along with the swearing in of the new members there were also awards such as Meritorious Service for Courage and Life Saving awards presented to a few of Pasco Sheriff’s finest. At the ceremony we also recognized some of the Vietnam War Veterans that served our country proudly. We look forward to this new partnership with the Pasco Sheriff’s Office and can’t wait to help our community grow together!
This week Dimmitt teamed up with Quantum Leap Farm to support the Mental Health Intensive Case Management Program at James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital. Each year they host their holiday party at Quantum Leap Farm to celebrate the season and reflect on their achievements over the past year. These guests have served our country in all branches of the military and participate in Quantum’s At E.A.S.E. mental and behavioral health program. The Dimmitt employees rallied together to stuff over a 100 gift bags filled with personal items such as socks, undershirts, soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste etc.. We’re delighted to celebrate with them this year and look forward to doing so every year!
Between November 20-21st the Salvation Army in conjunction with community partners and volunteers distributed over 9,000 Thanksgiving turkeys and food baskets. In all, families received over 175,000 lbs of food to enjoy this Thanksgiving. All this giving was made possible by a very generous donor who works throughout the year to compile resources and help local families in need.
At Dimmitt, we are very grateful to take part in this event which helps out our neighbors and members of our community in need. The impressive turn out from our Dimmitt Team is a true testament to the Dimmitt Cares mission and vision of supporting and serving our community. The holidays provide us all with the opportunity to not only appreciate what we have, but also to appreciate what we can give. Be it our time, our resources or our outreach, giving truly is the greatest gift.
A sellout crowd of 140 patrons―many new to ServiceSource―revived dance crazes from the 50s, 60s, 70s, and 80s with lively, rhythmic renditions of the Stroll, Bop, Cha-Cha, Conga Line, Twist, Limbo, Calypso, Disco, YMCA, and more at Friday evening’s Dancing Through the Decades, Abilities Guild’s Annual Gala.
After cocktails, silent auction bidding, and a steak dinner at the Belleair Country Club, guests wasted no time swarming the dancefloor and struttin’ their stuff dressed as Arthur Murray, Pink Ladies, Go-go girls, hippies, and Disco Deney Terrio and dancing to the electrifying sounds of Sequel and DJ Jeff.
This Dancing Through the Decades event benefits military veterans with disabilities served by the Veterans Mall.
And the best news is it netted a record $27,000. Outstanding!
“Very gratifying to see people so passionate about your mission,” said program development executive Frank De Lucia, “that they take it upon themselves to recruit new volunteers, secure underwriting, assume responsibility for every phase of operation, and do so with utmost transparency and accountability.”
Dimmitt is very proud to sponsor such a great event that is helping the veterans and their families in our community! Please feel free to stop by the Veterans Mall or visit their website to see how you can help.
At Dimmitt Automotive Group, we strive to make a difference in the community but we also make sure our associates are taken care of (this is one of the reasons why we are an employer of choice!) This week we held a health fair at both of our locations in Clearwater and St. Pete. These fairs featured local partners as a part of our effort to promote a work environment that supports the associates’ everyday choices in living a healthier and happier life as well as support local businesses! Some of the following services that were available at no cost to the associate were: flu shots, biometric screenings, skin screenings, fitness, financial wellness, and massages. Associates and their families had a great time learning and most importantly making sure they are healthy!
We all know Jameis Winston as a great football player who will hopefully lead our Tampa Bay Buccaneers to a Superbowl! What some of you may not know about him is that he does so much for our community especially the kids of Tampa Bay. He has started his Dream Forever Foundation to impact the lives of financially disadvantaged children and youth through encouragement, opportunities, and resources to develop and achieve their dreams.
Last night Jameis Winston held the inaugural charity dinner for his Dream Forever Foundation and it was a huge success! Thousands and thousands of dollars were raised as well as the $50,000 donation from Winston. The Dimmitt Automotive group helped sponsor this great evening and amazing cause. We would like to thank Jameis Winston for continuously making huge strides for this community on and off the field!
Nineteen teams of eight fundraising superheroes each took to the streets in fully-stocked, chauffeured vehicles to complete tasks, conquer challenges and earn points toward the grand prize. While these 19 competitive groups fought hard for the bragging rights to be the winners of the third annual Amazing Raise scavenger hunt, the real winner was Safe Place and Rape Crisis Center (SPARCC), whose mission is to stop domestic and sexual violence in our community. One of the stops on the race was the Dimmitt Sarasota Studio! Here is the clue they were given:
“The Sarasota Studio” is where you’ll want to go… their luxury autos will be the main show. You can see inside their storefront from the BBQ joint next door, but the picture’s even sweeter from their showroom floor. It’s not too late, just get to State.
Dimmitt Automotive Group would like to thank everyone who came to the event and we look forward to seeing you at our upcoming events and launches. Add us on Instagram and Facebook to stay connected and up to date on future events: