This week, we want to recognize Park Place Dealerships in North Texas for its continuing efforts to support the communities it serves. The automotive group, which includes several dealerships in our CarProUSA dealer network, recently raised and donated $30,000 to local Boys & Girls Clubs. Park Place also recently recognized local Teachers of the Year.
Boys & Girls Clubs Campaign
Park Place Dealerships' Boys & Girls Clubs campaign began in May. Each of the eight Park Place Dealerships in North Texas committed to make a donation to their area Boys & Girls Club for every car sold throughout the month. The $30,000 raised in May was donated to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Dallas, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Tarrant County, and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Collin County.
“The Boys & Girls Clubs in Collin, Dallas and Tarrant County provide incredible programs to young people in their respective communities,” said Anam Ali Hashambhai, marketing director for Park Place Dealerships. “These organizations are especially important during the summer months when the kids are not in school. While providing a safe place for kids to play and socialize with friends, they also teach important life lessons.”
- The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Dallas represents 35 clubs in Dallas County. In 2019, they earned a Platinum Seal of Transparency from GuideStar. Additionally, Charity Navigator awarded them four stars, placing them in the top-tier of nonprofits nationwide in financial health, accountability, and transparency.
- The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Tarrant County will host in-person Summer Club Experiences, complete with hands-on learning and games, an infusion of technology, arts and music, and keeping active and healthy. According to their website, “Our team of professional youth development specialists are committed to building meaningful connections with each Club member to ensure that everyone has a safe, fun, and memorable summer experience.”
- The Boys & Girls Clubs of Collin County impacts more than 10,000 area children and teenagers with a safe place to learn and grow in the vulnerable hours between school and home. They also have a full schedule of summer activities planned.
Teachers Of The Year
Park Place Dealerships is also active in the community when it comes to supporting teachers and education. In June, the dealership group recognized Teachers of the Year in the Plano, Carroll, Allen, Grapevine-Colleyville and Prosper ISDs.
“Teachers inspire and encourage kids to explore and learn new concepts from kindergarten to high school,” said Park Place Dealerships Managing Director, Tony Carimi, “It’s hard work and everyone at Park Place recognizes and applauds their efforts which benefits our entire community.”
Park Place Lexus Plano General Manager Chris Brunner, a Certified CarPro, was on hand to recognize Prosper ISD Elementary Teacher of the Year Heather Clay. Park Place Lexus Grapevine General Sales Manager Charles Owen, a Certified CarPro, helped recognized Grapevine-Colleyville's Secondary Teacher of the Year Carolyn Province.
- Grapevine-Colleyville ISD and Park Place Lexus Grapevine recently recognized Grapevine-Colleyville ISD Teachers of the Year Lynette Hollinger and Carolyn Province. Lynette Hollinger was named Elementary Teacher of the Year at Glenhope Elementary. Carolyn Province is the Secondary Teacher of the Year at Grapevine High School.
- The Plano ISD and Park Place Lexus Plano recently recognized Plano ISD Teachers of the Year Sierra Imper of The Colony and Ericka Lindsey of Frisco. Sierra Imper was named Elementary Teacher of the Year for Rose Hagger Elementary School. Erika Lindsey was named Secondary Teacher of the Year for Vines High School.
- Allen ISD and Park Place Lexus Plano recognized Allen ISD Teachers of the Year Kaley Mancuso and Trey Stolp. Kaley Mancuso is a third-grade teacher at Marion Elementary. Trey Stolp is an eighth-grade teacher at Curtis Middle School.
- Prosper ISD and Park Place Lexus Plano recognized Prosper ISD Teachers of the Year Heather Clay and Margie Raper. Clay was named Elementary Teacher of the Year at Cockrell Elementary. Raper is Secondary Teacher of the Year at Rock Hill High School.
- Carroll ISD and Park Place Jaguar Land Rover recognized Carroll ISD Teachers of the Year Scott Bishop and Claire Hinkle. Scott Bishop is a third-grade teacher at Old Union Elementary. Claire Hinkle is a math teacher at Carroll High School. Each teachers was offered a summer in a Range Rover Evoque.
Teachers in Plano ISD, Allen ISD, and Grapevine-Colleyville ISD were offered a summer in a Lexus IS or NX. The CISD teachers were offered a summer in a Range Rover Evoque.
Park Place Dealerships
Park Place Dealerships was founded in 1987. For the past 34 years, the company has been engaged in the community through its support of the arts, medical research, children’s advocacy and education. Park Place employs more than 1,400 members and operates eight full-service dealerships. For more info, visit parkplace.com and for more about its Park Place Cares program click here.