BMW has always been interested in charity and fund raising work for a good cause. BMWNA CEO Jim O'Donnell will be hosting a special Teen Driving School to raise funds for scholars. Here is the statement from BMW of North America about the upcoming event:
Please join Jim O’Donnell, President of BMW of North America, LLC as he hosts a special Teen Driving School at U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago, IL on September 7, 2010 starting at 10 AM. Group 1 Automotive is sponsoring the fundraiser with all proceeds benefiting the Evans Scholars Foundation.
Evans scholars and teens from the local community will improve their driving skills and increase their road knowledge through classroom instruction, driver awareness activities and hands-on driving exercises. BMW driving instructors will be in the vehicles with teens giving immediate feedback on safety precautions and vehicle handling corrections.
Additionally, BMW will launch its “DRIVE IT HOME – DON’T TXT & DRIVE” campaign reinforcing the message texting while driving is one of the most dangerous actions a person can do behind the wheel.
Jim O’Donnell, President of BMW of North America, LLC
Earl Hesterberg, President and CEO of Group 1 Automotive
Pete DeLongchamps, VP Manufacturer Relations and Public Affairs, Group 1 Automotive
Source: BMW Blog