February is a special month for high school football in Kansas City. The season might be over, but there are still victories to be celebrated. Every year, McCarthy Auto Group partners with the Greater Kansas City Football Coaches Association (GKCFCA) to award 22 players from Missouri and Kansas with $1,000 scholarships. These players, nominated by their coaches and carefully selected by a GKCFCA-chosen committee, consistently demonstrate excellence on and off the field. They exhibit great values, excellent leadership, and altruistic hearts. This year’s awards ceremony will also see a new addition—the 12th Man Award. This prestigious award is voted on by the Greater KC Coaches Association and is presented to a distinguished individual who is a great role model for their team, school, and city. McCarthy Auto Group donates the $22,000 as part of our longtime support of high school football in the Kansas City area. Without further ado, here are the 2015 scholarship winners! Kansas Winners Collin Beebe, Piper A.J. Totta, Blue Valley Jeff Gurley, Blue Valley Jack Gordon, Blue Valley North Nathan Staats, Paola Joel Katzer, Baldwin Jacob Katzer, Baldwin Trey Keith, St. James Academy Karter Oderman, St. Thomas Aquanis Nicholas Fisher, Basehor-Linwood Tyler Shurley, Mill Valley Missouri Winners Maverick Alexander, Grain Valley Malcolm Elmore, Lafayette County Corey Hatcher, Center Logan Hinck, Kearney Andrew Iverson, Lee’s Summit Jacob Lewis, Staley Joseph Lilly, St. Joseph LeBlond Alexander Minter, Platte County James Sappington, Raymore-Peculiar Wyatt Schenker, Harrisonville Tanner Smith, Lawson We look forward to recognizing these players and their achievements at the PrepsKC banquet on March 6th. Congratulations to all!
It’s October! When it comes to fall, I’m one of those people who bursts at the seams with all of the autumn traditions and smells and opportunities. And that’s why I’m creating this specific blog post about making your car as fall-ish and fantastic as possible! 🙂 My tips are simple but great! First up, it’s time for all the classic autumn smells! My personal favorites: spiced pumpkin and apple cinnamon. (The smell of a bonfire is another favorite of mine, but a lot of people don’t enjoy it as much as I do, so I’ll set those differences aside.) To make your car smell more like the wonderful season that is the fall, head to your nearest grocery store and stock up on some yummy air fresheners! Both you and your passengers will thank you for your go-getter mentality for a great-smelling vehicle! Next, store some comfy blankets and sweatshirts in the back of your car! Any evening adventures of star gazing or bonfires (!!) or a drive-in will call for warmth, so stay on top of it by always having extra clothing and blankets in your vehicle. You could even go 110% and bring a MATTRESS so you’re totally and completely comfy! Share the gift of giving! October has a lot of opportunities to give back, and McCarthy Auto is all over that! Presenting three different ways you can share your wealth 🙂 First, October is Breast Cancer Awareness month! For every new and pre-owned vehicle sold at any of the six McCarthy Auto locations, $10 will be donated to the American Cancer Society’s Hope Lodge in downtown Kansas City! Next up, take the pledge! McCarthy Auto is teaming up with PrepsKC to “Take the Pledge to Not Text and Drive.” Check out http://prepskc.com/
take-the-pledge.php to take the pledge and vote for your favorite local high school! The school at the end of October with the most amount of pledges will be awarded $5,000 to the football program courtesy of McCarthy Auto Group! And finally, show your hockey love! Grab your season tickets now and go check out some Missouri Mavericks games — McCarthy Auto is a sponsor!!
Three cheers for October!!!
The Virginia Tech Transportation Institute has found that “text messaging creates a crash risk 23 times worse than driving while not distracted.” It breaks my heart to know that people are so willing to put themselves into danger and not even think twice about it. That’s why I’m happy to share some HUGE news! McCarthy Auto is teaming up with PrepsKC to Take The Pledge To Not Text & Drive. Too many people are texting and driving these days, and it’s not okay. Our goal is a simple one: Starting October 1 through October 31st, fans have the opportunity to log onto PrepsKC.com and take the pledge to not text and drive. That pledge is a promise to never be on your phone while behind the wheel, as well as a promise to encourage all within your social reach to do the same. In addition to this pledge, you’ll also have the opportunity to vote for your favorite Kansas City-area high school’s football program. At 5:00 p.m. on October 31, the school with the most pledges will win $5,000 for its football program, courtesy of the McCarthy Auto Group. More than anything, though, we want you all to be safe on the road. If even one accident from texting and driving is avoided, we’ll consider our campaign a success. The contest starts Oct. 1 and you’re able to vote up to three times per day per IP address! All you’re going to have to do is go to www.prepskc.com (look for the ad at the top right part of the page!) and vote, vote, vote! Take a gander at what you’ll start seeing October 1st below! 🙂