Atlas Professional Services was proud to sponsor the First Annual Stepp’s Towing Accelerate to Give Car Show, held on March 3 at Ed Morse Brandon Automall. The event, presented by Car Shows for Charity, raised more than $13,000 to benefit What the Buc Really Matters.
What the Buc Really Matters supports local children’s charities through volunteer efforts and financial support. This includes charitable endeavors of Tampa Bay Buccaneers players, both past and present. The organization has worked with the Vincent Jackson Foundation: Jackson in Action, Jameis Winston’s Dream Forever Foundation, The Ryan Nece Foundation, and the DeBartolo Family Foundation, to name a few.
What the Buc Really Matters also hosts an annual backpack and school supply drive. This benefits local children who lack the basics required to succeed in the classroom.
Accelerate to Give Car Show
“Stepp’s Towing has been a client of ours for about a year now. During that time they’ve hosted several charitable events and donation drives,” said Greg Zolkos, CEO and President of Atlas Professional Services. “Their willingness to give back to the community is really inspiring. It made sponsoring the Accelerate to Give Car Show and supporting What the Buc Really Matters a no-brainer for our team.”
More than 200 people attended the Accelerate to Give Car Show, which featured more than 50 unique and impressive cars. The registration fee to enter the show was $15 and included a free appetizer from Ford’s Garage in Brandon.
In addition, Stepp’s Towing hosted a drive-a-thon event, similar to a walk-a-thon. Every lap raised $80 for What the Buc Really Matters. The cars drove 150 laps around the Ed Morse Brandon Automall parking lot, earning $12,000 for the charity.
“Atlas is such a great partner,” said Christy Vannette, community relations director for Stepp’s Towing. “In addition to sponsoring the car show, they also helped us collect shoes for our Soles4Souls shoe drive earlier this year. They’re a true partner in every sense of the word.”
Other sponsors of the Accelerate to Give Car Show included: Brandon Automall, LassiterWare, Ford’s Garage, Port Consolidated, ELS and Associates, RCP America, The DeBartolo Family Foundation, Michelin, Classic Collectors, and Omadi.