The recently concluded 22nd annual Sheehy 8000 Sales Event sold 8,019 vehicles and raised more than $300,000 for the American Heart Association (AHA).
“It was a smashing success,” Paul Sheehy, owner and used sales director for Sheehy Auto Stores, told Mega Dealer News. “We’re excited about that. We had some tremendous partners and many vendors that helped out during the event.”
Each of the 22 Sheehy dealerships across Washington, D.C., Richmond, Virginia, and Baltimore actively participated in the event, which lasted from May 10 to July 5. Customers learned about healthy cooking, had their blood pressure screened and watched fitness demonstrations during the 56-day campaign.
Two celebratory dinners – one in Washington and another in Richmond – were held to mark the end of the 2019 edition of the Sheehy 8000. This was the sixth year of the partnership between Sheehy Auto Stores and the AHA, a relationship Sheehy described as important to his business and family.
“Heart disease touches many people, and it touched our family pretty closely,” said Sheehy, whose father passed away from a stroke several years ago. “We have a lot of team members that have had heart disease, so we want to make sure the AHA is something we’re supporting annually. It’s a great cause.”