At Caliber Collision, we’re dedicated to going the extra mile for our law enforcement and military service members. That’s why we were so proud to sponsor the 14th Annual American Airlines Sky Ball, an event dedicated to giving back to those who gave so much for our country.
The American Airlines Sky Ball, founded by the nation’s oldest military support organization, The Fort Worth Airpower Council, is the largest and most impactful military support event in the nation. The three-day event featured live music from top performers like Tim McGraw and Terry Fator, and featured the “Salute to Heroes Concert” with Gary Sinese and the Lt. Dan Band. Last year, thousands attended and Sky Ball was able to raise more than $2.2 million in support for all of our veterans and their families. But this year, three lucky Dallas-area law enforcement and military service members really felt the love.
During the “Salute to Heroes Concert,” three unsuspecting Dallas-area law enforcement and military service members were called up on stage and surprised with the keys to refurbished, like-new vehicles. The vehicles were donated by Caliber as part of our Recycled Rides program, an initiative designed to give deserving drivers newly refurbished vehicles, and hopefully, a new perspective for the road ahead. The vehicles’ restoration was done at the hands of several talented and incredibly generous technicians across our North Texas locations. Thank you to those who donated their time to provide reliable transportation for those in need.
Caliber’s mission is to not only restore, but to protect the rhythm of people’s lives; just as the veterans have protected our lives and freedoms. “Caliber Collision has a long-standing tradition of hiring and supporting active military personnel and military veterans across the U.S. through a variety of philanthropic initiatives,” said Steve Grimshaw, Caliber Collision Chief Executive Officer. These shared beliefs are what made us proud to sponsor and help co-pilot the American Airlines Sky Ball. “We appreciate and welcome Caliber Collision whose Recycled Rides program and commitment to military families is in perfect alignment with our mission to provide contingency funding and support to [service] members,” said Jim Palmersheim, Senior Manager – Veterans Initiative for American Airlines.
By the end of 2016, Caliber Collision will have donated more than 130 vehicles, valued at approximately $1.3 million, and we are so happy some of the donations took place on the stage at the American Airlines Sky Ball. It truly is an honor to work with such an incredible and impactful organization. We hope to continue this relationship moving forward, and as always, continue to restore the rhythm to people’s lives.