NYC Youth Gets Help From Mercedes-Benz


If there is one thing that Mercedes-Benz USA is committed to it would be lending a hand and if you have been following the Mercedes-Benz of Santa Rosa blog you would certainly know that. Their latest effort is in conjunction with Laureus Sport for Good Foundation USA and is sure to give you some insight.


Together, Mercedes-Benz USA and Laureus Sport for Good Foundation USA are working to help mitigate the pain felt from sweeping, and might we add severe, cuts to funding for after-school programs across NYC.


As we all know, after-school programs are designed to teach kids skills that will apply to a successful adult life as well as keep them safe and, to be honest, out of trouble. To help maintain the opportunity for NYC youth to partake in them, the two companies have joined forces to fund well over 100 coaches across 40 in-need NYC communities. The sports-based mentoring projects are expected to reach 10,000 children in 2012.


Even more impressive is the fact that Mercedes-Benz isn't limiting the scope of their generosity to New York City alone. Rather, their contributions to Laureus Sport for Good Foundations USA is part of a much larger national effort to which they're allocating $1.3 million.


In total, this $1.3-million investment will train and place 250 coaches through the Coach Across America foundation and benefit children, in Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, and New Orleans.


"The positive influence coaches can have on today's underserved youth is undeniable," says James Kallusky, Director, Coach Across America. "The generous support from both Mercedes-Benz USA and Laureus Sport for Good Foundation USA will allow Coach Across America to both broaden and deepen its impact by providing new coaches in New York."1


So you see, Mercedes-Benz isn't just about quickening your pulse with high-performance, luxury models such as the S-Class, CL-Class, CLS-Class, SLK-Class and SL-Class. Mercedes-Benz is also about touching the hearts of the underserved. To learn more about the company's philanthropic efforts, be sure to stay tuned. And remember, if you have any questions about our new Mercedes-Benz inventory in the meantime, you can always swing by 2881 Corby Ave. Santa Rosa, CA 95407. We're happy to provide answers, compare models and arrange test drives.


Source: 1 http://www.mbusa.com/mercedes/about_us/press?pressId=60e5301703618310VgnVCM1000007c184335____

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