Dallas, TX (PRWEB) July 22, 2013
The “GMC Sierra Hashtag Challenge” is underway to bring attention and support to two military charities – Patriot PAWS and Snowball Express – and DFW GMC Dealers have announced the events and locations where the public can participate. Terry Dorsey with New Country 96.3 KSCS is leading the challenge.
DFW GMC Dealers have two 2014 GMC Sierra trucks in the Metroplex – #TeamStripes @GMCDFW for Patriot PAWS and #TeamStars @GMCDFW for Snowball Express. One or both trucks will be at radio remote events done by stations KSCS, The Wolf and The Ticket. The public can see the new truck and have their photograph taken with it. Participants vote for a charity by uploading their photograph to Twitter and/or Instagram with their charity’s hashtag – #TeamStripes @DFWGMC for Patriot PAWS or #TeamStars @DFWGMC for Snowball Express.
“This event is bringing so many people together, and we are excited to be a part of it,” says John Bustetter, zone manager, South Central Region GMC. “We want to get the word out about Patriot PAWS and Snowball Express and the important work they do to help our returning veterans and the families of those who didn’t return.”
The charity with the most hashtags at 11:59 PM on August 18, 2013, will win $8,000. The other charity will receive $2,000.
The DFW GMC Dealers want everyone to have an opportunity to support the charities. Supporters who can’t come out for a photo can share and repost photos with their charity’s hashtag. To make retweeting easy, DFW GMC Dealers, New Country 96.3 KSCS, 995 The Wolf and the charities will tweet a weekly image of the truck with their hashtag and ask followers to retweet it. Votes must be posted with the correct hashtag to count.
For every photo taken at an event and posted with a hashtag, the submitter will be entered to win a 2013 Country Fair VIP ticket package and the opportunity to help present the check to their chosen charity on stage during the Country Fair Concert presented by GMC Sierra.
Country Fair is the biggest two-day country music event of the year and will be held September 6 and 7 at Gexa Energy Pavilion. Montgomery Gentry, Pat Green, the Randy Rogers Band, Gary Allan, Kix Brooks and many more will perform. Ticket details are available at http://www.KSCS.com.
See below for the list of events and locations. The station remotes on July 13 at Sewell Buick GMC and on July 20 at Classic Chevrolet Buick GMC in Granbury are Country Fair Customer Appreciation Days. Tickets and prizes will be given away, and the Tailgate Trailer will be onsite serving food.
Patriot PAWS Service Dogs trains service dogs primarily for veterans with mobility disabilities. The non-profit 501(c)(3) organization trains its own dogs and acquires them when they are 6-12 weeks old. It takes 18-24 months to train each dog, with an average cost of $27,000 per dog. Patriot PAWS provides service dogs to veterans nationwide and currently has a 2-year waiting list for veteran applicants to receive a service dog. There is no charge to the veteran for the service dogs. Patriot PAWS addresses a number of needs in the community: disabled veterans regain lost independence and emotional stability; prison inmates, who have an active part in training service dogs, have the opportunity to learn a new vocation and give back to society; and rescue dogs are given a new lease on life. For more information, visit http://www.patriotpaws.org.
Snowball Express honors America’s fallen military service members who have made the ultimate sacrifice since 9/11 by humbly serving the families they left behind. The non-profit organization creates opportunities to bring these unique families together to build hope and new memories after the tragic loss of a military parent. Since 2006, each year’s efforts culminate in the year-end signature event. Every December, the single largest gathering of military children brings together nearly 2,000 children and their surviving parent from all over the United States and as far away as Guam, Germany and Puerto Rico. They come to Dallas-Fort Worth for an all expenses paid holiday event that changes lives. Five days and four nights are packed with joyful experiences that help the families heal, allow them to create positive new memories, and learn they are not alone and that their family’s sacrifice is not forgotten. Since 9/11, more than 8500 children under the age of 18 have lost their hero while serving our country. For more information, visit http://www.snowballexpress.org.
The Stars Sierra is a 1500 2WD Crew Cab SLE Texas Edition. It includes popular options like power driver's seat, remote vehicle start, trailering package and has an MSRP of $40,810.
The Stripes Sierra is a 1500 4WD Crew Cab SLT Texas Edition. It features all new options like front and rear park assist, heated and cooled seats and has an MSRP of $50,495.
For more information on DFW GMC, visit http://www.facebook.com/GMCDFW.
7/20/2013 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Bruner Motors 1515 West S. Loop US 377, Stephenville
7/20/2013 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
(Tailgate Trailer 11 a.m.-2 p.m.) Classic Chevrolet Buick GMC 1909 East Hwy. 377, Granbury
7/22/2013 12 -1 p.m. Brad Paisley Ticket Hit/NRH2O Ticket Hit @ NRH2O-7769 Grapevine Highway, Ft. Worth
7/23/2013 12 - 1 p.m. Brad Paisley Ticket Hit – Palm Beach Tan-5601 Liberty Grove Rd, Suite 200, Rowlett
7/26/2013 6 -10 a.m.
Live Broadcast with Dorsey NRH2O Water Park-9001 Boulevard 26 N, Richland Hills
7/26/2013 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Brad Paisley Ticket Hit - Cracker Barrel- 1421 N. Beckley Ave., Desoto
7/27/2013 Radio Remote 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Gateway Buick GMC 11438 LBJ Freeway Dallas
7/27/2013 12 -8 p.m. Brad Paisley, Concert- Gexa Pavilion
8/3/2013 11 a.m.-1 p.m. (Tailgate Trailer 11 a.m.-2 p.m.) Jerry's Buick GMC 3118 Fort Worth Highway, Weatherford
8/5/2013 12-1 p.m. Country Fair Ticket Hit- Elliott’s Hardware- 116 E. Kearney Street, Mesquite
8/5/2013 12 -1 p.m. Country Fair Ticket Hit- Brookshire’s- 5118 E I20 Service Road S., Aledo
8/10/2013 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Heritage Buick GMC 930 E I-30, Rockwall
8/10/2013 4-6 p.m. Classic of Carrollton 2700 N I 35 East, Carrollton
8/12/2013 5:30-6:30 p.m. Dairy Queen – 1014 E. Broad, Mansfield
8/17/2013 7 p.m. Keith Urban, Little Big Town & Dustin Lynch Concert, Gexa Pavilion
Contact: Jo Trizila, TrizCom Inc., jo(at)TrizCom(dot)com, Office: 972-247-1369, Cell: 214-232-0078
DFW GMC Dealerships
Classic of Arlington, 1400 E Interstate 20, Arlington, TX, 76018, 817-375-3000
Ray Riding Motors, Inc., 1111 East Hwy 243, Canton, TX, 75103, 903-567-4131
Classic of Carrollton, 2700 N I 35 East, Carrollton, TX, 75007-4402, 972-242-4000
Freedom Chevrolet Buick GMC, 8008 Marvin D. Love Freeway, Dallas, TX, 75237, 972-298-4911
Gateway Buick GMC, 11438 LBJ Freeway, Dallas, TX, 75238, 214-342-7052
Sewell Village Buick-GMC, 7474 Lemmon Ave, Dallas, TX, 75209, 214-902-2222
James Wood Decatur Buick-GMC, 2111 S Hwy 287, Decatur, TX, 76234, 940-627-2177
James Wood Denton Buick GMC, 3906 I 35E S, Denton, TX, 76210, 972-434-1515
Hiley BG of Fort Worth, 3535 W Loop 820 S, Fort Worth, TX, 76116-6648, 817-632-8800
Luttrull-McNatt Buick GMC, 1608 W Hwy 82, Gainesville, TX, 76240, 940-665-5591
Classic of Granbury Buick-GMC , 1909 East Hwy. 377, Granbury, TX, 76049, 817-279-9775
Freeman Buick-GMC, 501 W. State Highway 114 , Grapevine, TX, 76051, 817 410-5000
Southwest Buick GMC of East Texas, LLC, 4001 Interstate 30, Greenville, TX, 75402, 903-455-5100
McKinney Buick GMC, 3950 S. Central Expressway, McKinney, TX, 75069, 469-952-5200
Ewing Buick-GMC, 4464 Plano Pkwy, Plano, TX, 75093, 972-964-7400
Heritage Buick-GMC, 930 E I-30, Rockwall, TX, 75087, 972-771-7272
Bruner Motors Inc., 1515 West S Loop US 377, Stephenville, TX, 76401, 254-968-2135
Carlisle Buick-GMC, 1701 W US Highway 287 Bypass, Waxahachie, TX, 75167, 972 938-1991
Jerry's Buick-GMC, 3118 Fort Worth Hwy., Weatherford, TX, 76087, 817-596-5581