One of Denver’s top automotive dealers is offering car buyers a chance to help local children and save some money at the same time.
Through July 23, a portion of all vehicle sales and service at Schomp Automotive’s three Highlands Ranch-area dealerships will go to fund Children’s Hospital Colorado’s burn unit. Schomp has partnered with Children’s Hospital for the past 26 years, raising nearly $300,000 for the program, which is devoted entirely to treating pediatric burn patients.
“We were really blessed when Schomp came to us many years ago and decided that they wanted to invest back to Children’s Hospital Colorado,” said Kendal Cordova of Children’s Hospital Colorado.
The fundraising deal comes from sales on all new and pre-owned vehicles at Schomp BMW, Honda and Mini.
“We discount every car we have — both new and used — on all three of our lots,” said Michael Dunlap, Schomp’s director or business development. “It is the deepest discount pricing we have annually.”
The money raised by the annual sales program goes to help kids like Blake, a 13-year-old boy from Aurora whose leg was badly burned in a motorcycle accident. He underwent two skin graft surgeries at Children’s Hospital Colorado. Blake was selected as the event’s ambassador by caregivers at the hospital.
“At Children’s, they really connected with me to find out what was wrong and who I was as a person,” Blake said in a video about the fundraising event.
Blake is expected to appear at Schomp Automotive during the event, along with notable athletes and Denver-area media personalities. An event and appearance calendar can be found at Schomp’s website.
“If you’re going to give back or take care of people, you should take care of the most fragile individuals out there,” said Aaron Wallace, owner of Schomp Automotive.