24 10 2012

We support Special Olympics Virginia, having participated in the World’s Largest Truck Convoy for Special Olympics, and, more recently, Over The Edge for Special Olympics Virginia.
It is hard for many people to understand what it’s like to live with a mental disability, and what it takes to overcome related obstacles. John Franklin Stephens nailed it on the head with his letter (whether or not you support President Obama and/or Ann Coulter).

The World of Special Olympics

The following is a guest post in the form of an open letter from Special Olympics athlete and global messenger John Franklin Stephens to Ann Coulter after this tweet during last night’s Presidential debate.

Dear Ann Coulter,

Come on Ms. Coulter, you aren’t dumb and you aren’t shallow.  So why are you continually using a word like the R-word as an insult?

I’m a 30 year old man with Down syndrome who has struggled with the public’s perception that an intellectual disability means that I am dumb and shallow.  I am not either of those things, but I do process information more slowly than the rest of you.  In fact it has taken me all day to figure out how to respond to your use of the R-word last night.

I thought first of asking whether you meant to describe the President as someone who was bullied as a child…

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Join us to help MDA of Central Virginia!

24 08 2012

Haley Buick GMC, as part of Haley Automotive Group, is proud to support the Central Virginia Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA), a nonprofit health agency dedicated to finding treatments and cures for muscular dystrophy, ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease) and related neuromuscular diseases!

Between Saturday, August 25th, and Monday, September 3rd, we’re hosting a Sale-A-Thon to donate $50 for every vehicle sold. Also, if you mention you saw this article during a test drive, we will donate an additional $10.*

Our goal is $800 – we  also hope to be able to send one local child to the MDA Summer Camp at the Airfield 4-H Center in Wakefield, VA.

All donations will go towards the Central Virginia Muscular Dystrophy Association, and will stay local to help the Association comprehensive health care and support services, advocacy, and education. MDA currently provides worldwide research and more than 200 clinics nation-wide, including local clinics at VCU Medical Center and the Children’s Hospital of Richmond.

In addition to donations, Haley will also have specials on specific vehicles indicated by MDA tags!*

For more information about this event or MDA, contact Liz Nixon, Fundraising Coordinator for the Central Virginia MDA at 804-285-2961 or enixon@mdausa.org.

*For more information, visit us at 9811 Midlothian Tpk, Richmond, VA 23235.

Things to Know: Pit Stop Edition

9 07 2012

If you’ve been around long enough to remember full service gas stations, lived in New Jersey, or experienced the few remaining stations around Richmond, chances are you remember these stations provided service past pumping your gas for you.

For those who haven’t experienced it at a gas station, just subtract the gas pump – that’s exactly what we provide at Haley Buick GMC. Best part is that this experience is completely free!

What can you expect? Why would you do it? Are we sure it’s free?

Yes, it’s free!

Come in during our service hours: M-F 7am – 8pm; Sa 8am – 4pm. No paperwork to do either, just fast and friendly service.

What we do:

1. Greet you

2. Wash your windshield

3. Check and replenish fluids under your hood

4. Give a visual inspection of your oil

5. Check and refill or replenish air or Nitrogen in your tires

6. Let you know if anything requires a further inspection

What’s in it for you:

1. Free fluid replacement!

Forget heading to the store, buying jugs of windshield fluid or antifreeze, finding a funnel and loading your vehicle – only to have that last 1/4 of a container left… not enough to use, but too much to toss… and then figuring out where to store it before ultimately forgetting about it before your next fill.

The Haley Buick GMC Pit Stop will do it for you for free, without the headache of buying and storing fluids and their funnels.

2. Free air and Nitrogen refill/replenishment!

Instead of driving all over town finding the cheapest air pump, scrounging up quarters from under your seat, and then yanking a hose that repeatedly lodges itself under one of your tires every time you go to the next one – all before the pump’s timer runs out. And, if you have Nitrogen installed, not even being able to find a pump without heading to a place charging a pretty penny for the service… causing you to fill with regular air anyways.

We have a dedicated air pump and a technician to inflate your tires to the correct PSI – no quarters needed. Nitrogen is just as easy, whether you only need a refill or a full replenishment to purge out the regular air you might have refilled with, we can do it for you as a free service.

3. Free multi-point check

You have a million things to do. Though your car seems to be running perfect, you have the good ‘ol check engine (Malfunction Indicator Lamp) on, and you can’t seem to figure out what it could be – any Internet search you can do always comes up with ten different unlikely scenarios. Short on time, and needing a fix before it gets worse, you drive into a service station that winds up charging you just to look at it when the solution is a simple adjustment.

In the Haley Buick GMC Pit Stop, we have the ability to take a quick look and see if there’s anything out of place. If you’re noticing something when driving, just let us know – we can pull your vehicle into our shop for a fast and free multi-point inspection to find out what’s going on – your call on what to do next!

Puppies, Kitties… and Shoes?

5 06 2012

Cute, cuddly, and always in the hunt for that red laser dot or a spare treat. We love your pets, that’s why we’ve devoted part of our dealership to toys, treats, and foods for them – we also enjoy it when you bring them in with you!

But sometimes bad things happen, and your pet has cancer.

In a similar thought, what are some of the things that we all see as a necessity?

Food, water, shelter, clothing… and shoes! In fact, shoes are sometimes needed more than clothes that certain shoe companies have actually started donating their products to protect people’s feet!

Even here in #RVA, there are children who have outgrown or outworn their shoes without having access to another pair.

Therefore, we’ve teamed up with two different non-profit organizations to help!

FETCH-a-Cure’s main goals are to provide assistance to those families whose pets have cancer, and also spread awareness and education about such maladies. We’re continuously working with them, and the results are usually extremely fun events all can enjoy.

This time is no different – on May 16th, the Richmond Flying Squirrels are hosting Bark in the Park night #1, where you and your puppy can enjoy a night of baseball.

We’re giving away a pair of tickets – but in order to win you have to send us a picture of your puppy, kitty, or other animal you have. We’ll post ’em to the Facebook page, and the one with the most likes by May 15th will win!

To the shoes – we’re working with the James Farrior Foundation to provide shoes to local area kids who need them in the Shoes for Summer program. On May 19th, we’ll be giving the shoes away at the Richmond Raiders game.

Not only will we donate a pair of shoes for every vehicle sold between now and May 15th, but we also have your pair of tickets to win!

Just e-mail haleybuickgmc@gmail.com or tweet us @haleybuickgmc to register to win!

Money for Nothin’

15 05 2012

So you might have noticed we like giving:

– tickets to the Bark in the Park game of the Richmond Flying Squirrels for our fans while supporting FETCH-a-Cure

– tickets to the Richmond Raiders game in support of the James Farrior Foundation’s Shoes for Summer program

and now:

– $10,000!!!

How this works for each:

Bark in the Park tickets – we have a limited amount available on a first-come, first-serve basis for those who mention this post. You must come to the showroom at 9811 Midlothian Tpk, and we’ll have tickets until Wednesday afternoon – hurry, they might already be gone!

But don’t feel bad if the Flying Squirrels tickets are gone, because we have tickets to see the Richmond Raiders game on Saturday night – all you have to do is go for a spin around the block in a brand new Buick Verano! We’ll trade your opinions of your ride with a pair of tickets and a snazzy t-shirt, with a chance to register to meet Richmond native and Pittsburgh Steelers 2-time Super Bowl Champion James Farrior + get a free VIP seat upgrade… that simple!

Snazzy Richmond Raiders + James Farrior Foundation + Haley Buick GMC t-shirt

What about the money!?

Well, that’s an answer you’ll find in our showroom – literally! When you come in, just ask!

Of course, we also have the FREE Pit Stop available to you for any make/model/year of vehicle so long as it runs – refill your fluids, air, check the oil, and wipe your windshields without even getting outta the car!

*$10k and Buick Verano test drive promotions are available to those 18 years or older only.

CASA Superhero Run

17 04 2012

Superheros in Richmond? Richmonders as Superheros?

Maybe a little bit of both.

CASA of Henrico, Chesterfield, and Colonial Heights are teaming up and bringing you another reason this year to dress up as a superhero in public!

From their Website:

“Become part of the movement of individuals, corporations and organizations that are proud to lead the fight against child abuse. Enjoy entertainment, refreshments and fun for the whole family. St. Joseph’s Villa offers a flat and fast 5K course, which accommodates all levels of expertise. Children twelve and under can participate in the kids’ race. Form a team, come out with your family or run/walk alone. Costumes are optional, but they make it more fun!”

Entertainment, besides the obvious legions of Superheros, will include a moon bounce, obstacle course, carnival games, and face painting!

CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) is a non-profit organization that trains individuals to guide/represent victims of child neglect and/or abuse through the legal system towards a better life.

This race will be at St. Joseph’s Villa, 8000 Brook Road (corner of Brook Road and Parham Road). Event organizers ask that you use the Brook Road entrance.

Join us out there, and be a superhero!

Richmond Homearama 2012

12 04 2012

So you might have heard… Richmond Homearama 2012 is coming soon, and this year it’s hosted in Chesterfield’s Summer Lake neighborhood.

Presented by the Richmond Home Builders Association, it features eight model homes designed, constructed, furnished, and decorated by crews of local building and design teams.

A “Sneak Peek” weekend wrapped up last month, and among the things shown were:

– Parental Command Center: built into the “Simply Flexible” floor design by Orleans Homes, this office looks onto the kitchen, dining area, and living room. It’s a surefire way to keep track of the crew while guiding the ship.

– 3-storey Open Staircase: featured in the house build by Biringer Builders, it’s a great piece of functional architecture you and your whole family can make use of.

– 2-storey Family Room: Set into a farmhouse design, this room really sets the tone of the house. Plus, think of all the “activity space” to enjoy!

– Drop-zone to a laundry room: Imagine being able to get everyone’s laundry cleaned without having to run all over the place for it. Now check out this special feature of the “Swift Creek Cottage” by Southern Traditions.

When the doors open to the public, there will be plenty more to see – including a new Buick or GMC in every driveway (courtesy of Haley Buick GMC)! Bring friends, family, or both – Richmond Homearama 2012 runs Wednesdays through Sundays from April 21st until May 6th, noon until 8pm.

For tickets and more information, visit the official Richmond Homearama 2012 website here.