Eat’n Park giving away new Ford

PITTSBURGH – Eat’n Park is rolling out its 35th-annual Caring for Kids Campaign to raise funds for children’s hospitals throughout the region, including the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh.

From now through Dec. 15, guests are invited to purchase tickets for the chance to win a 2014 Ford Fusion.

A brand new Ford Fusion, provided by the Neighborhood Ford Store dealer group, will be parked at Eat’n Park restaurants in Western Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia. Emblazoned with the Caring for Kids logo while on display, the vehicles will help promote the campaign and remind guests to purchase a $2 drawing ticket for the chance to win the car. One winning ticket will be drawn to win a 2014 Fusion SE FWD at the end of the campaign in December, with all proceeds benefiting the Caring for Kids Campaign.

“The Caring for Kids campaign is a wonderful tradition at Eat’n Park because of the passion shared by our team members and guests for this cause,” said Trina DeMarco, director of corporate giving and community partnerships of Eat’n Park Restaurants. “This is a milestone anniversary for the campaign, and we are proud to announce that, in the last 35 years, the Eat’n Park community has worked together and raised more than $8 million for local children. We’re excited to partner again with the Neighborhood Ford Store, to make sure kids in our area receive the medical care they need.”

The Neighborhood Ford Store is comprised of 81 Ford dealers in Southwestern Pennsylvania, Southeastern Ohio and the panhandles of West Virginia and Maryland.

“As so many of our dealerships operate as family run businesses, supporting an effort that benefits local families makes the partnership even more special – particularly during the holiday season,” said Joey Thurby, chairman of the Neighborhood Ford Store dealer group. “We’re honored to support the Caring for Kids program and grateful that Eat’n Park got behind the wheel of a Ford to make it happen again in 2013.”

First developed in 1979, Eat’n Park’s Caring for Kids Campaign has raised more than $8 million for children’s hospitals located throughout the dining chain’s footprint, including Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh.

The money collected from the campaign stays in the community where it was donated, making it a true locally and community-driven fundraiser.

Last year’s record-breaking campaign raised more than $420,000 for children’s hospitals and charities across Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia.