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San Antonio, TX (October 13, 2020) – Today, the Board of Directors of the SA Auto Dealers Association (SADA) presented a $40,000 check to the United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County in support of the COVID-19 Community Response Fund. The funds were raised by more than 40 participating SADA auto dealers who donated $10 from every customer vehicle alignment throughout September as part of SADA’s Dealers Aligned for COVID Relief campaign.
SA Auto Dealers (SADA) has launched “Dealers Aligned for COVID Relief.” For the month of September, participating SADA dealerships will donate $10 for every alignment provided to customers.
SA Auto Dealers is happy to support community efforts as everyone works to help one another amidst the Covid-19 crisis,” said Pam Crail, President SA Auto Dealers.
SADA will donate 100% of the funds raised from “Dealers Aligned for COVID Relief” to support the COVID-19 Community Response Fund managed by the San Antonio Area Foundation and the United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County.
On October 7, 2017, dozens of SADA members and staff along with volunteers from City Year spent a full day installing an exciting new toddler playground at the Ronald McDonald House on Sid Katz Drive. The volunteers also added new mulch around the existing playground for older children, and installed new landscaping. The playscape, plants and landscaping materials were donated by SA Auto Dealers in hopes of bringing joy to young children temporarily staying at Ronald McDonald House. The facility offers cost-free lodging for families of sick children hospitalized or receiving critical medical care in San Antonio.
In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey in August, SADA members launched a number of collection drives to assist communities hard hit by the storm.
At a SADA sponsored collection drive, members donated water, canned goods, food, blankets, diapers, dog food and other essentials which were delivered to District 8 City Councilman Manny Pelaez’s office for distribution to communities in need.
SADA also made a number of financial donations to support hurricane relief efforts including a $20,000 donation to the Rebuild Texas Relief Fund, a $10,000 donation to the NADA emergency relief fund to help dealership employees affected by the hurricane, and a financial contribution to the San Antonio Food Bank which funded 7,000 meals.
SADA members also donated generously to relief efforts. Among them:
The Cavender Auto Group donated $75,000 to underwrite a star-studded George Strait benefit concert at the Majestic Theatre featuring Strait, Miranda Lambert, Chris Stapleton, Lyle Lovett and Robert Earl Keen. The check presentation was made during a pre-concert press concert with the musicians and Governor Greg Abbott. A portion of the benefit concert was broadcast during a nationally televised Hand in Hand telethon on September 12.
Cavender Audi held a diaper drive to benefit the Diaper Bank.
Jordan Ford donated an entire truckload of bottled water to the San Antonio Food Bank for distribution to the impacted Gulf Coast communities.
L to R:
Tracy Smith-Sponsor, San Antonio Express-News, Lee Willis-Auto & Truck Show Chairman, Pam Crail-SADA President, Rick Cavender-SADA Chairman, Billy Vaughn-SADA Board of Directors, R.S. Kane-SADA Past Chair, Tony Nassar-Sponsor, Service Group.
Rick Cavender, SADA Chairman performing at SADA Open House.
San Antonio Automobile Dealers Association debuts new name to highlight services for consumers
(San Antonio, TX) September 18, 2017 – The San Antonio Auto Dealers Association now has a new look and a new name. The organization will now be known as SA Auto Dealers, or SADA for short. As part of the new brand roll out, SADA is focused on building greater public awareness about who they are and what they do, and how they serve the San Antonio community.
“We wanted our name to be more relevant to our mission,” said Rick Cavender, Board Chair for SADA.
“We’re not only a business association, but also an association that supports and serves our community. It’s important for people to know that we’re a resource who can help them through general vehicle-related questions, whether that’s when they are buying a car or down the road when they have questions about safety protocol or vehicular laws.”
Comprised of 105 members from area auto dealers, SADA is a resource for consumers looking for general information on lemon laws, vehicle registration, safety regulations and other topics of interest. Additionally, SADA produces the annual San Antonio Auto & Truck Show, promotes continued education for all of their members, is dedicated to public awareness on motor vehicles issues, and advocates for auto dealers and their employees in San Antonio and surrounding areas.
“Vehicle usage is an important part of our community that affects just about everyone.” said Pam Crail, President for SADA. “SA Auto Dealers is a network who cares for the needs of those in the automotive industry as well consumers who have questions and concerns. We work diligently to educate and advocate for the needs of people who work in this industry and are served by it.”
Numerous consumer resources and more information about SA Auto Dealers can be found at www.saautodealers.com.
Leslie Komet Ausburn
About SA Auto Dealers
SA Auto Dealers is comprised of franchised new car and truck dealers from San Antonio and the surrounding area who are committed to educating and advocating for those in the automotive industry as well as those who are served by it. SA Auto Dealers serves consumers looking for vehicle-related information, promotes continued education for employees in the automotive industry, advocates for dealers and their employees, and promotes public awareness on issues related to motor vehicles.
On November 19th – 22nd, 2015, the San Antonio Automobile Dealers Association (SAADA) will present the 47th Annual Auto & Truck Show at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas!
Mark your calendars and stay tuned as additional details are coming soon.
To learn more, please visit www.saautoshow.com.