In addition to providing all-night fun filled with music, dancing, entertainment and food, a 1998 Toyota Camry was donated for a raffle to further entice graduating seniors to attend the Project Graduation events. Fourth year sponsor 911 Collision Centers provided a complete makeover for the vehicle including removing all dings, dents and a full paint job.
“This is a great cause we are proud to support, and that’s why we’re back again this year,” said Michael Quinn, co-owner of 911 Collision Centers. “Our staff gets behind this project 110 percent. We had techs coming in after hours and on weekends to meet the deadline.” The Specialists and Nu-Wheel also donated their services by providing new tires & rims as well as window tinting and new stereo equipment.
In order to be eligible to win, students had to stay throughout the night until the Grand Prize was awarded at around 5:00 a.m. the morning following graduation.
Project Graduation was developed over twenty years ago by the U.S. Department of Transportation and a National Grad Night Network to provide graduates a safe alternative to celebrations that have usually included alcohol and resulted in accidents and loss of life. The program has proven successful in cities across the country. In communities where the program has become the traditional celebration, attendance has exceeded 80 percent of the graduating senior classes. Locally, Ironwood Ridge High School implemented the program with the Class of 2004 and participation exceeds 90 percent each year. The grand prize helps drive participation.
About 911 Collision Centers
Founded in 1998, with headquarters in Tucson AZ, 911 Collision Centers & Autoglass provides a one-stop solution for consumers with collision repair and auto-glass needs. From their five locations in the Tucson AZ community and two locations in Las Vegas NV, 911 Collision Centers & Autoglass services consumers, automobile dealerships and leading automobile insurance companies.
911 Collision Centers & Autoglass was the recipient of the National Auto Body Council’s “Pride Award” for their broad commitment to community service. They have also received such notable accolades as runner up in the Better Business Bureau’s International “Ethics in Business” award and AAA’s “Top Shop” awards for service and repair excellence. Additionally 911 Collision Centers & Autoglass was honored in 2006 with the DuPont Joe Jackson award for community service.