Proctor Acura of the Proctor Dealerships in Tallahassee, Florida, takes great pride in the community that we live in and promoting the growth and awareness of various charities and organizations. We have been fortunate enough, thanks to our loyal customers, to actively take part in, as well as, host a number of events in hopes of not only making a difference locally, but also on a much broader scale. Below is information on our community involvement and things you can look for in the future from us:
Blue Jeans Friday - The American Cancer Society:
Date: Year Long Location: The Proctor Dealerships Link: http://www.cancer.org/ For several years the employees of the Proctor Dealerships have taken part in Blue Jeans Friday. All year long the involved Proctor employees donate funds and get to wear blue jeans on Friday. The money contributed by employees is matched by the organization and used to fund various projects with the American Cancer Society.
The Greater Tallahassee Area Chamber of Commerce:
Date: Year Long Location: Various Link: http://talchamber.com/ The Proctor Dealerships have been actively involved in the Greater Tallahassee Area Chamber of Commerce since 1947. We strive to connect with business professionals, and promote commerce within Tallahassee. Through the Greater Tallahassee Area Chamber of Commerce, members of the Proctor team attend "Business Nuts and Bolts", "Business After Hours" and "Professional Women Forum" events.
Date: Year Long Location: Various Link: http://accesstallahassee.com/ The Access Tallahassee program is dedicated to connecting career oriented people that are between the ages of 21 and 40. The program focuses on giving professionals the tools and resources needed to achieve long term success in the community. Regular events such as Cocktails and Connections, Access Power Lunch, Access to the Arts, Access to the Issues, Speed Networking and many others, allow members of the Proctor Dealerships to become more involved in the continued growth of other businesses and professionals in the area.
Access Leads Tallahassee:
Date: Year Long Location: Various Link: http://accesstallahassee.com/member-center/leads-groups/ Since 2006 Access Leads Tallahassee has been connecting young professionals ages 21 to 40 in an effort to promote personal and professional development. Being a part of Access Leads Tallahassee "Group A" gives members of the Proctor Dealerships the opportunity to network with other professionals in order to build relationships that bring about business referrals.
Red Hills Horse Trails:
Date: March 11th-13th, 2011 Location: The Red Hills Horse Trails Link: http://www.rhht.org/ Once described as the "strongest and most fertile soils in this part of the country," the Red Hills Horse Trails are located right here in beautiful Tallahassee, Florida. Named for the sloping terrain and rich red earth known as the "red hills" of North Florida and South Georgia, the Red Hills Horse Trails are the site for the annual United States Eventing Association Area III Event. Four dressage rings, a stadium course, stabling, shops, a food court, and "Saddlers' Row" come to life in addition to a variety of exhibits, educational demonstrations, Park and Botanical Tours at Red Hills and the adjoining land, Elinor Klapp-Phipps Park . An annual event sponsor, the Proctor Dealerships provide vehicles for the international judges' use during the week long event.
Date: April 16th & 17th, 2011 Location: Tallahassee's Downtown Parks Link: http://www.chainofparks.org/ The Proctor Dealerships support many non-profits benefiting the arts. One such non-profit is the Lemoyne Center for the Visual Arts, and their annual "Chain of Parks Art Festival". The Chain of Parks Art Festival is held each April in downtown Tallahassee and is thought to be one of North Florida's premier cultural events. The art festival benefits artists from around the country and allows them to showcase their beautiful masterpieces. The 11th Annual Lemoyne Chain of Parks Art Festival, held in April of 2011, drew more than 45,000 attendees according to reports. Additionally, the weekend long festival raised more than $40,000 in support of Lemoyne's ongoing operations that include art education, exhibits and community outreach.
Big Bend Hospice:
Date: April 28, 2011 Location: Tallahassee Nurseries Link: http://www.bigbendhospice.org/ Since 1983, Big Bend Hospice has provided expert health care, encouragement, hope, compassion and companionship to people with a limited life expectancy. The Proctor Dealerships support the Big Bend Hospice Annual Fundraising event, assisting in the efforts of those who look to help others gain peace before passing on.
Leon County Schools - Teacher's Appreciation:
Date: May 3rd-7th, 2011 Location: Leon County Link: http://www.teacher-appreciation.info/ The Proctor Dealerships recognize the hard work and dedication that it takes to be a teacher, which is why we like to thank the teachers in our community during 'Teacher Appreciation'. Each year we make the efforts to reach out to local teachers in our effort to show our support and how much we appreciate their role in impacting the future.
Relay for Life:
Date: May 20, 2011 Location: Leon Fairgrounds Link: http://www.relayforlife.org/relay/ The Proctor Dealerships are a proud sponsor of Relay for Life. Relay for Life benefits the American Cancer Society, and encourages people to celebrate the lives of those who have battled cancer, lost loves ones and continue to fight the disease. Relay for life has been making an impact since 1985 and has grown to be one of the biggest movements to help end the disease. At the Relay, teams camp out and take turns walking around the track. A typical relay lasts for 18-24 hours because cancer never sleeps. Each year more than 3.5 million people in 5,000 communities in the U.S. take part in this event, in addition to 19 other countries around the world.
Date: October 8, 2011 Location: Tallahassee Automobile Museum Link: http://www.brewfesttallahassee.com/ One of the favorite local festivals, Brewfest Tallahassee allows people to sample and learn about the various types of beer, all while raising money for some great causes. During the festival guests also enjoy live music and great food in an indoor and outdoor setting. The 2010 event featured over 100 different types of beer, the main focus being Craft beers with a variety that included pale ales, IPAs, porters, stouts and more. Over 2,250 attend the four hour event each year. Brewfest is presented by the Sunrise Rotary and all proceeds raised go to benefit the Rotary Youth Camp, Relay for Life, World-wide Eradication of Polio, HOPE community and the Ghazvini Center. The Proctor Dealerships enjoy sponsoring this event and encourage people to come and out experience new things and broaden their horizons through their taste buds.
Strides Against Breast Cancer:
Date: October 23, 2011 Location: The Southwood Town Center Link: http://makingstrides.acsevents.org/ Breast Cancer is a growing concern, with about 1 in 8 women in the U.S. developing invasive breast cancer in the course of a lifetime. The Proctor Dealerships are proud to be a Pink Diamond sponsor and take part in raising awareness about breast cancer through the American Cancer Society 'Making Strides Against Breast Cancer' walk. Once a year dedicated walkers, donors and volunteers come together in this amazing event, and take the strides necessary to start creating a healthier world without breast cancer .
Tee off for Tots:
Date: October 23rd-24th, 2011 Location: The Proctor Dealerships/Golden Eagle Country Club Link: http://www.tmh.org/body.cfm?ID=532 Each year the Proctor Dealerships, along with the Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare Foundation embark on a community wide effort to increase awareness of juvenile diabetes . The TMH Foundation's annual Tee off for Tots event directly supports the Proctor Endowment for Children with Diabetes. The Proctor Endowment has made a huge difference, not only in Tallahassee but also in surrounding areas. The pediatric team at TMH Diabetes Center is highly trained on the latest education and management skills for working with youth with diabetes, and the team, in turn, trains and supports local and regional school systems in this state-of-the-art care ? all through funding generated by the Proctor Endowment. Each year the Proctor Dealerships host a dinner as part of the annual Tee Off for Tots carnival. The purchase of a ticket enters a guest into a drawing for a chance to win a new vehicle, which is provided by the Proctor Dealerships. All funds generated from ticket sales benefit the Proctor Endowment. The Tee off for Tots golf tournament follows the next day. The Proctor Endowment has touched and positively influenced countless lives, and will continue to do so for generations to come.
Leon County Humane Society:
Date: Various Location: Various Link: http://www.lchs.info/ The Proctor Dealerships formed a strong working relationship with the Leon County Humane Society back in 2010 with the Great Adventure event. The Leon County Humane Society was founded in 1960 as an effective advocacy organization whose mission was to evaluate the local and state situation to determine the status and needs of the animals. Since then the organization has continued to grow and be successful. Throughout the year the Proctor Dealerships team up with the Leon County Humane Society for different events to help promote pet adoption and raise awareness against animal cruelty.