VASJ Viking Volleyball and Action Carstar Auto Body help make wishes come true in 4th annual "Soaps It Up" National Car Wash
VASJ Viking Volleyball team ready to "Soap It Up"!
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Action CARSTAR Auto Body Repair Experts (Euclid) and the VASJ Viking Volleyball team along with other CARSTAR shops/partners across the nation are turning dirty cars into dreams come true for children in need with the 4th annual "Soaps It Up!" Car Wash National Fundraiser. Recently, thousands of volunteers across the United States and Canada have been washing vehicles to raise funds to help Make-A-Wish grant wishes in the U.S. and to help find a cure for cystic fibrosis in Canada.
On Saturday, July 21st, Action CARSTAR staff Tony Perrino, Bill Turk and Cheryl Cameron and the VASJ Viking Volleyball team headed by Coach Mark Royer met their goal of washing 100 vehicles at VASJ High School from 10am to 4pm adding to the over 1,000 vehicles washed during the kickoff week back in June at other CARSTAR shops across North America and Canada. As of June 27th the Soaps It Up! Car Wash has raised over $120,000.
The local event raised over $2,500. Tickets for the event were $10, with 100 percent of the ticket purchase and donations benefiting the Make-A-Wish Foundation and the Viking Volleyball team. Tickets were pre-sold by the Viking Volleyball team members and at Action CARSTAR Auto Body on St. Clair Avenue in Euclid.
For the second year in a row, Euclid Hospital also partnered with Action CARSTAR and VASJ allowing the team to wash employees cars in front of the hospital and donating to the cause. Several cars even had their own "message" in their front windows..."Wash me please...Thank you!".
Last year, CARSTAR shops and their partners set the Guinness World Record for the most cars washed in multiple locations during an eight hour period by washing more than 4,300 vehicles.
"Over the last three years, the Soaps It Up! Car Wash has been able to unite the CARSTAR family across North America to help thousands of children in need," said David Byers, CEO of CARSTAR Auto Body Repair Experts. "We are excited to continue the tradition this year and bring even more support for Make-A-Wish in the U.S. and Cystic Fibrosis in Canada."
"The funds raised by the Soaps It Up! Car Wash program is a tremendous help to us in our effort to grant the wish of every eligible child," said David A. Williams, president and chief executive officer of Make-A-Wish America. "The fourth annual event sponsored by CARSTAR fosters a collaborative community event that collectively helps make the broadest possible range of wishes come true."
Many thanks go to the community, Euclid Hospital and VASJ alumni and parents for participating and special thanks to Enterprise Rent-A-Car for their generous donation.
Cheryl Cameron is the Marketing Representative for three CARSTAR Auto Body shops in Northeast Ohio, one of which is in Euclid on St. Clair Avenue.
I am the Marketing Representative for three CARSTAR Auto Body shops in Northeast Ohio, one of which is in Euclid on St. Clair Avenue. Action CARSTAR Auto Body, owned and operated by Pat and Tony Perrino, is a member of the Euclid Chamber and served the Euclid community for over 30 years.