As part of the American Heart Association’s National Walking Day on April 3, Sheehy Auto Stores dealerships in Washington, DC, Baltimore, M.D. and Richmond, VA, collectively clocked 656,006 steps in 12 hours as part of the company’s corporate challenge.
Each of the 22 dealerships, as well as Sheehy’s corporate office, received three pedometers that were passed among the employees throughout the day as steps were tracked. Sheehy Toyota of Fredericksburg recorded the most that day with 109,676 steps, and was the recipient of a “hearty” gift basket filled with healthy goodies for the team to share. Pictured is Kevin Rooney, General Manager of Sheehy Toyota of Fredericksburg with heart survivor and Sheehy associate, George Fallon. A long-time supporter of the American Heart Association, Sheehy Auto Stores’ Paul Sheehy, Used Car Director, helped the organization kick-off their National Walking Day event at the Springfield Town Center with a prize-filled walking course. “Sheehy Auto Stores is a proud supporter of the American Heart Association,” said Vince Sheehy, President of Sheehy Auto Stores. “It’s clear that being more active benefits everyone and helps people in our community live longer, healthier lives. We are glad to do our part to share this message.” National Walking Day is a prelude to Sheehy Auto Stores’ signature annual sales race, the Sheehy 8000. Last year’s Sheehy 8000 raised a record $300,000 to benefit the American Heart Association. In addition, many of the dealerships hosted heart-healthy community outreach events that included trivia games, CPR demonstrations, healthy cooking and food demonstrations. This year’s Sheehy 8000 will run May 10th through July 5th.About Sheehy Auto Stores, Inc.: Sheehy Auto Stores is the 32nd largest dealer group in the country and serves customers in the Richmond, Baltimore, Annapolis and Washington, D.C. metropolitan areas. A family-owned business since it was founded as one Ford store in 1966 in Marlow Heights, Md., the company has grown to more than $1.5 billion in sales with more than 40,000 new and used vehicles sold each year. The company is recognized as a leader in customer satisfaction, retention and community involvement. For more information visit www.sheehy.com or call 703-802-3480.