Horsepower for Heroes


— Proceeds from Ford’s Drive 4 Ur Community program at “Horsepower for Heroes” event Will Fund Care Packages Overseas–

ORLANDO, FL (October 15, 2014) – On Saturday, November 8th from 10am – 3pm, the Tijuana Flats Just In Queso Foundation will team up with Bill Currie Ford of Tampa to host the “Horsepower for Heroes-  Drive For Your Community/ Annual Mustang Car Show” to benefit soldiers serving overseas.

In honor of Veteran’s Day weekend, a $20 donation will be made by Ford Motor Co. for every test drive at Bill Currie Ford during the Horsepower for Heroes Event, with a $20 per test drive match being provided by The DeBartolo Family Foundation.  Proceeds will be used to fill and ship care packages overseas to United States armed forces.  Entertainment for the family will be provided including live music, Tampa Mustang Car show and food served by Tijuana Flats restaurants.

“We have served the Tampa Bay community and the surrounding area for 54 years and feel that it is important that we support those who are willing to pay the ultimate price for our safety and freedom.  Being allowed to serve in the Army for 23 years I have firsthand knowledge of the daily struggles endured by our military member’s and their families. Anything that our team at Bill Currie Ford can do to make life just a little easier and more normal for our deployed service members is considered an honor. Serving these brave men and women in any way we can is important to all of us. We are honored to host this event alongside the Tijuana Flats Just In Queso Foundation, and the Tampa Mustang Club,” said Tim Joslin, U.S. Army (retired) Command Sergeant Major and General Manager of Bill Currie Ford .

“The team at Bill Currie Ford has been a great community partner of ours over the past year.  Their mission to serve and give back to the community is synonymous with ours.  We adamantly support the commitment of our armed forces and believe this is a great way to recognize their tireless efforts during such a paramount weekend,” said Brad Kaemmer, Chief Executive Officer of Tijuana Flats.

Other sponsors include Tampa Buccaneers QB Josh McCown and Family, Dealer Socket, Support The Troops Inc.

About the Tijuana Flats Just in Queso Foundation® & Community Initiatives

Tijuana Flats’ Just In Queso Foundation provides aid to individuals, communities and organizations in markets where Tijuana Flats restaurants are located. Since the establishment of the Foundation in 2007, over $3M have been raised to support four core missions: Military Support; Education Initiatives; Disease Research and Treatment; and Local Community Support.

About Bill Currie Ford

Founded in 1959, Bill Currie Ford, the premiere new Ford car and truck dealership in Tampa, FL, has been family run for more than three generations. For 55 years, the dealership has grown and prospered forging strong bonds with not only our wonderful customers, but the community as well. We are proud to be an automotive leader in the Tampa Bay area.

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