Kelley Buick GMC Community Involvement

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At Kelley Buick GMC, Inc., we not only go the extra mile to ensure a seamless car-shopping and car-owning experience but also are committed to investing in the people that make the Lakeland and Aurburndale area so great. That’s why our community involvement centers on a wide range of events, activities, and organizations that continue to enrich the life and well-being of this place for all residents and visitors around Bartow, FL. While our first priority is finding you the right new or used vehicle, we also love to support the things and places that mean most to your family. Learn more about our community involvement at Kelley Buick GMC, Inc. today!

Kelley Buick GMC Wins National Philanthropy Award for Annual 20 Buck Truck Raffle Supporting Local Youth in Agriculture

Kelley Buick GMC is proud to represent the Polk County community in receiving a philanthropy award from the National Automobile Dealers Association. They earned this award for their annual 20 Buck Truck raffle that supports local youth in agriculture. Kelley Buick GMC competed against dealerships nationwide and was selected from the top 6 finalists in an on-stage pitch competition in Las Vegas.

Through this competition, Kelley Buick GMC spread the word about the 20 Buck Truck and its profound impact on our local youth. Each year, Kelley Buick GMC donates a custom truck and sells raffle tickets for the chance to win the vehicle. Tickets are $20 and support students involved in organizations such as FFA and 4-H.

Kelley Buick GMC is proud to bring home this award to celebrate with our community. “Our objective when it comes to this campaign is that no kid is left behind,” said Tyler Kelley. Thanks to community support, this dealership can give back hundreds of thousands of dollars each year to the next generation.

For more information about the 20 Buck Truck Raffle or to purchase a raffle ticket, visit To learn more about this prestigious award, contact Mark at [email protected].

Polk County Youth Fair

Since 1948, The Polk County Youth Fair has been one of the largest youth fairs in the southeast. Kelley Buick GMC is a proud sponsor of the fair, supporting youth from FFA and 4-H, and high school leadership. We also donate funds raised from the 20 Buck Truck Raffle.

Hardee County Fair

The Hardee County Fair is all about the kids. They offer a range of livestock exhibitions, pageants, arts & crafts competitions, and a Citrus program. Kelley Buick GMC is a major sponsor of the fair. We donate money fundraised from the 20 Buck Truck Raffle in support of youth in agriculture in Hardee County.

Little League Support

Kelley Buick GMC is a proud sponsor of many little league teams across Polk County, FL.

Bloomin’ Arts Festival

The annual Bloomin’ Arts Festival takes place in the heart of downtown Bartow during the first weekend of March every year. The Saturday Classic Car Show is sponsored by Kelley Buick GMC. Car collectors come together to compete for trophies and visitor attention. Lined up on Broadway, festival-goers can see the cars close up and chat with the collectors.

Friday Fest

Downtown Bartow hosts a monthly Friday Fest with live music, a classic car show, and family fun. Friday Fest is held on the third Friday of every month except December and is hosted by Main Street Bartow. Kelley Buick GMC sponsors the classic car show held every Friday Fest.

Bustin’ Clays with Sheriff Grady Judd

Kelley Buick GMC is the Title Sponsor for Bustin’ Clays with Sheriff Grady Judd hosted by Polk County Sheriff’s Charities, Inc. This fundraising event takes place annually at Tenoroc Sporting Clays in Lakeland. Bustin’ Clays has become one of the most visible and fun shooting events in Central Florida.

Polk Sheriff’s Charities, Inc. will use 100% of all proceeds from this event to further its mission to support activities and charities that benefit the community associated with and identified through the Polk County Sheriff’s Office.

Full Moon Howl

The annual Full Moon Howl event hosted by Peace River Center supports the almost $1.4 million of charity care provided to individuals in need of services each year. Peace River Center is an innovative provider of integrated behavioral health services, substance use disorders treatment, and domestic violence shelters regardless of the ability to pay.

Full Moon Howl sponsored by Kelley Buick GMC features incredible auction items, a 50/50 drawing for a chance to win up to $10,000, giveaways, and most importantly, stories of how YOUR support positively impacts individuals and families in our community.

Jeepin’ With Judd

Jeepin’ With Judd is an annual three-day family Jeep festival that offers obstacles and trail rides at Clear Springs Ranch in Bartow. It’s a fundraiser for Polk Sheriff’s Charities, Inc., and each year, Kelley Buick GMC is a Title Sponsor for the event. We also donate a Jeep for the “Cheep Jeep” raffle.

Supporting Our Local Schools

The youth is so important to us at Kelley Buick GMC which is why we support students and educators in our local schools.

Winter Haven Police Department 5K – Special Olympics, FL

Kelley Automotive Group is a Title Sponsor for the Winter Haven Police Department 5K in support of Special Olympics Florida, Inc.

Central Florida Youth In Agriculture Livestock Showcase & Sale

Kelley Buick GMC supports the Livestock Showcase & Sale, hosted by Central Florida Youth in Agriculture (CFYIA). This event is open to all Polk County, FL Youth residents and those who go to school in Polk County.

The CFYIA Board and Volunteers host a livestock showcase that is an educational experience for exhibitors and will provide opportunities to build life skills and relationships that will last a lifetime.

Southbound and Down Swine Show

Kelley Buick GMC is the Premier Sponsor for the Southbound and Down Swine Show, benefiting Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Charities. Southbound and Down Swine Show began in 2021 as a new swine show.

Learn More About Our Community Involvement at Kelley Buick GMC, Inc.

As you can see, Kelley Buick GMC, Inc. is dedicated to community involvement and being a part of what keeps the Lakeland and Winterhaven area moving and at its best. To ensure you always get to where you need to be safely and efficiently, continue your search for an exceptional ride at a price you’ll appreciate with our inventory of new vehicle specials or our certified pre-owned models which come with their own excellent coverage. You can even apply for financing or value your current trade-in online right at home to get started. Contact us today for more information on our community involvement examples, or visit our dealership near Bartow, FL!


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