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Ah, tacos. Glorious hand-held bursts of spicy, crunchy wonderfulness. Tacos are so beloved they even have their own day. But in Texas, you can get tacos every day at one of the nearly 600 participating DQ® restaurants in Texas. 

The Texas T-Brand Tacos® — three classic-style crunchy corn shells packed with high-quality beef, shredded cheese, crisp lettuce and ripe tomatoes, served with just-right spicy taco sauce on the side. Through the end of February, grab three Texas T-brand tacos for only $5.

“Our tacos are a menu staple as well as a Texas tradition,” said Lou Romanus, CEO of the Texas Dairy Queen Operators’ Council. “We’re justifiably proud of our tacos high quality served at DQ restaurants. Fans tell us our tacos are hearty and delicious, and that’s music to our ears.”  

Tacos aren’t just for Tuesday anymore. So, grab a bag of Texas T-Brand Tacos and settle in for some great treats and eats any day of the week. The Texas T-Brand Tacos pair beautifully with the popular DQ Blizzards® Treat, floats, shakes and other scrumptious treats.

Fans can keep up with all the innovative ways to quench their cravings with “The Best Treats & Eats in Texas” in the DQ Texas mobile app.

Celebrating 75 years in the Lone Star state, DQ restaurants in Texas are friendly gathering spots where fans enjoy delicious treats and eats and create fond memories. 

About Texas Dairy Queen Operators’ Council 
There are few brands as iconic as the DQ brand. Innovative DQ treats and eats, along with the unique DQ restaurant concepts, have positioned DQ restaurants in Texas as a leader in the quick service restaurant industry. The Texas Dairy Queen Operators' Council is a nonprofit organization made up of DQ franchisees operating in Texas. The Council develops the advertising and marketing program for DQ franchisees in Texas and controls the Texas Country Foods menu along with managing supply/distribution for the nearly 600 DQ restaurants in Texas. The DQ restaurants in Texas are franchised by American Dairy Queen Corporation and the DQ franchise system includes approximately 7,000 franchised locations in the United States, Canada, and more than 20 other countries, including the nearly 600 DQ restaurants in Texas. 

For more information about the Texas Dairy Queen Operators’ Council, visit dqtexas.com or follow us on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook.

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Jim Park winner of Marque of Distinction for Parts Professional of the Year for 2022

Park Place Jaguar DFW Parts Specialist Jim Park won the Marque of Distinction for Parts Professional of the Year for all Jaguar dealers nationwide. Jaguar Land Rover North America recently announced 14 Marque of Distinction winners for 2022. The Marque of Distinction is the highest individual honor within the Journey to Excellence program, JLRNA’s reward and recognition program for individuals.

“It is a great honor for Jim to be named the top parts professional out of nearly 200 Jaguar dealerships across the country,” said Park Place Jaguar-Land Rover DFW General Manager Matt Woolsey. “Jim is a valued member of our team.”

The Marque of Distinction winners were announced by Joe Eberhardt, Paul Cooke and Tori Morandi at the Unico Resort, Riviera Maya, Mexico. 

According to Paul Cooke, Jaguar Land Rover Training, Development and Recognition Director, “Programs such as this allow us to recognize individuals who demonstrate excellence in their role. This year’s winners represent individuals who demonstrate success in their everyday role, training achievement, customer feedback, as well as high achievement in both online and in-person assessments.”

Park Place Jaguar-Land Rover is located on the south side of East State Highway 114 in Grapevine. The dealership has been the recipient of the Pride of Jaguar Retailer Excellence Award for the past three years in a row. Park Place Dealerships has been named among the "Top 100 Places to Work" by the Dallas Morning News for nine consecutive years. Park Place Dealerships also ranked in the top 10 for corporations in Dallas/Fort Worth and was named the best company for training.

Park Place Dealerships was founded in 1987 and has been engaged in the community through its support of the arts, medical research, children’s advocacy, and education. Park Place employs more than 1,400 members and operates eight full-service dealerships representing luxury brands including Acura, Lexus, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Volvo, Jaguar, and Land Rover. Park Place BodyWerks Collision Centers in Fort Worth and Dallas, and the Park Place Auto Auction, round out the company’s offerings. Park Place was acquired in 2020 by Asbury Automotive Group, Inc., a Fortune 500 company headquartered in Duluth, GA. For more information, visit parkplace.com

 

 

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Country Music star Josh Abbott poses with a patient at Cook Children’s

Texas Country artist Josh Abbott knows a thing or two about music, and he took his expertise to Cook Children’s in Fort Worth on January 6 to share his joy with kids, nurses, doctors, and staff.

“I loved visiting Cook Children’s to meet the kids and the team caring for these incredible human beings,” said Abbott. “It was great to sing, laugh, and learn about the Life Zones where the kids can forget about why they are in the hospital for a moment. It also was fun to be interviewed for Cook Children’s internal television station, CLZ TV.”

While at the children’s hospital, Abbott talked about his partnership with the Texas Dairy Queen Operators’ Council. In June 2022, Abbott was chosen to create a fresh new sound for DQ® restaurants in Texas with one of the most recognizable jingles in the Lone Star State, “That’s What I like About Texas.”  

Abbott sang the iconic jingle as well as several of his songs for the kids and team. He talked about his music journey, the band and his family, which includes his wife Taylor, daughter Emery and son Luck.

“I love what I do, and I get to entertain people because I have a very supportive family,” said Abbott. “This visit was a wonderful opportunity to share music which can be therapeutic and healing.”

Before his departure, Abbott handed out DQ DILLY® Bars for the kids and staff.

“Nobody loves ice cream more than kids. So, the partnership between Cook Children’s and Dairy Queen is a perfect match,” said Grant Harris, Senior Vice President at Cook Children’s. “Add Josh Abbott and his music, and that makes it even sweeter. Our patient families really enjoyed connecting with him and we are thankful to Dairy Queen for making that happen.”

Cook Children’s is a member of American Dairy Queen Corporation’s longtime charitable partner, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (CMN Hospitals). ADQ has partnered with CMN Hospitals for 39 years and donates millions of dollars to support kids and families across the U.S. through a variety of programs at DQ restaurants, including Miracle Treat Day and Round Up for Kids. 

The Josh Abbott Band played at Billy Bob’s in Fort Worth on January 6 & 7. 

About Josh Abbott

Josh Abbott founded the Josh Abbott Band in 2006 while attending Texas Tech University. The seven-piece group cut its teeth as a hard-touring act with hooky melodies that deliver real-world stories. Led by the true-to-life cycles in Abbott’s life, JAB explored new territory with its last two albums – in Front Row and adding strings and a horn section to Until My Voice Goes Out. The extended play Catching Fire captures a sense of personal renewal. Visit joshabbottband.com for tour dates. 

About Cook’s Children’s Health Care System 

Cook Children’s Health Care System embraces an inspiring Promise – to improve the health of every child through the prevention and treatment of illness, disease and injury. Based in Fort Worth, Texas, we’re proud of our long and rich tradition of serving our community. 

We’ve worked to improve the health of children from across our primary service area of Denton, Hood, Johnson, Parker, Tarrant and Wise counties for more than 100 years. Based on the exceptional care we provide, patients travel to Cook Children’s from around the country and the globe to receive life-saving pediatric care built on leading technology, extraordinary collaboration and the art of caring. For more information, visit cookchildrens.org. 

About Texas Dairy Queen Operators’ Council 

There are few brands as iconic as the DQ brand. Innovative DQ treats and eats, along with the unique DQ restaurant concepts, have positioned DQ restaurants in Texas as a leader in the quick service restaurant industry. The Texas Dairy Queen Operators' Council is a nonprofit organization made up of DQ franchisees operating in Texas. The Council develops the advertising and marketing program for DQ franchisees in Texas and controls the Texas Country Foods menu along with managing supply/distribution for the nearly 600 DQ restaurants in Texas. The DQ restaurants in Texas are franchised by American Dairy Queen Corporation and the DQ franchise system includes approximately 7,000 franchised locations in the United States, Canada, and more than 20 other countries, including the nearly 600 DQ restaurants in Texas. 

For more information about the Texas Dairy Queen Operators’ Council, visit dqtexas.com or follow us on Instagram,Twitter or Facebook.

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Dee Brown Inc. (DBI) recently completed stone and masonry work on the Veterans Tribute Memorial in the Midlothian Community Park, just south of Dallas. 

Dedicated on Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, December 7, 2022, the Memorial combines colored concrete walks with four large black cubic granite benches that are set within the landscape leading up to the memorial. At the end of the walkway is a large black granite star set in the foundation of a single flagpole. An outer rim of granite contains a quote from U.S. Army General John J. Pershing, “Time will not dim the glory of their deeds,” spoken in remembrance of American soldiers who died in World War 1.

Within a granite band behind the flagpole are six 2-foot-2-inches wide by 7-foot-tall granite monoliths featuring cast bronze seals representing the U.S. Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard and Space Force, each weighing 2,200 lbs.

Behind the star and monoliths is a radial bench forming an arc of black granite with carved and painted inscriptions on either end. Facing the flag, on the left is a quote by Elmer Davis, Director of the U.S. Office of War Information during World War II: “This Nation will remain the Land of the Free only so long as it is the Home of the Brave.” On the right is a poignant quote from an unknown source: “Our flag does not fly because the wind moves it. It flies with the last breath of each soldier who died protecting it.” 

“We’re very proud to help create meaningful memorials to the men and women who have sacrificed so much for our freedoms,” said DBI CEO Robert V. “Rob” Barnes III. “Last year we were entrusted with building the Chosin Few Memorial at Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery, a 12-foot-tall black granite wall with engravings on both sides that tell the stories of the 18,000 U.N. forces, including U.S. Marines and Army soldiers, who battled 120,000 Chinese troops in North Korea at the Chosin Reservoir. It’s important to remember those who protect us every day from forces who would deny us our freedom.”

Barnes has served on many community and industry boards and committees such as TEXO – Association of General Contractors, Texas Masonry Council, Masonry Contractors Association of America, Marble Institute of America, Building Stone Institute, Natural Stone Institute, the University of Texas at Dallas Center for Brain Health and the Salesmanship Club of Dallas. 

Founded in Dallas circa 1955, Dee Brown Inc. has been entrusted with iconic projects such as the American Airlines Center; Nasher Sculpture Center; George W. Bush Presidential Center; Dallas’ Old Red Courthouse; The Getty Center in Los Angeles; Meyerson Symphony Center; Houston Museum of Natural Science; Dallas Country Club; Hunt Oil Headquarters; Trammel Crow Center; AT&T Stadium and many others. More information about the company can be found at deebrowncompanies.com

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Park Place Jaguar Land Rover recently presented Grapevine AMBUCS with AmTrykes to the organization and several local children. Grapevine AMBUCS was one of 23 DFW non-profits to receive a total of $100,000 in the 2nd Annual Park Place Dealerships Season of Giving campaign. 

 

“We were thrilled to host Grapevine AMBUCS,” said Matt Woolsey, Park Place Jaguar Land Rover General Manager. “Children with disabilities often feel left out. The innovative AmTryke is a therapeutic tricycle that gives a child freedom of movement and builds their self-esteem. With the AmTryke, kids with disabilities can have freedom of movement just like family and friends.”

 

More than 400 charities applied for the 2022 Season of Giving grants, representing Park Place Cares’ four pillars. The local non-profits who received grants included:

Advocacy

  •       Assistance League of Greater Collin County
  •       Emily’s Smile Boxes
  •       Alliance for Children
  •       Seniors’ Pet Assistance Network (SPAN)
  •       Amy’s Wish with Wings
  •       Carson’s Crusaders Foundation
  •       Operation Once in a Lifetim
  •       Just Because, Inc.
  •       C.A.S.T. for Kids Foundation
  •       Christmas Wish Project of Tarrant County
  •       Dallas Leadership Foundation
  •       AUsome Moms
  •       Dallas Hope Charities

 

Arts

  •        Art House Dallas
  •        Texas Girls’ Choir

Medical

  •        Black Heart Association
  •        Cancer Care Services
  •        Wipe Out Kids’ Cancer

Education

  •        It’s a Sensory World Inc.
  •        City House
  •        Tarrant County Samaritan Housing Inc.
  •        Dallas Furniture Bank

 

Grapevine AMBUCS is dedicated to creating mobility and independence for individuals with disabilities through weekly meetings; performing community service projects; providing AmTryke therapeutic tricycles to people with disabilities; awarding scholarships to therapy and vocational students; and building wheelchair ramps. More information about Grapevine AMBUCS is available at https://grapevineambucs.wildapricot.org.

Park Place Dealerships was founded in 1987 and has been engaged in the community through its support of the arts, medical research, children’s advocacy, and education. Park Place employs more than 1,400 members and operates eight full-service dealerships representing luxury brands including Lexus, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Volvo, Jaguar, and Land Rover. Park Place BodyWerks Collision Centers in Fort Worth and Dallas, and the Park Place Auto Auction, round out the company’s offerings. Park Place was acquired in 2020 by Asbury Automotive Group, Inc., a Fortune 500 company headquartered in Duluth, GA. For more information, visit parkplace.com

 

 

 

 

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It’s beginning to feel a lot like the holidays, and DQ® Restaurants in Texas are celebrating with two Blizzard® treats for December – the classically cheerful Candy Cane Chill Blizzard Treat and the all-new Frosted Sugar Cookie Blizzard Treat.

Peppermint purists will adore the Candy Cane Chill Blizzard Treat, which takes peppermint flavor to the next level by blending candy cane pieces and choco chunks with world-famous DQ soft serve. It’s a mix of minty, chocolatey flavors perfect for the most wonderful time of the year. 

Home bakers’ hearts, and everyone else’s, will melt when they taste the new Frosted Sugar Cookie Blizzard® Treat. Soft sugar cookie pieces and icing with festive sprinkles are blended to perfection with DQ vanilla soft serve – it’s a mouthwatering new sensation sure to become a favorite this season.  

The Candy Cane Chill Blizzard Treat and new Frosted Sugar Cookie Blizzard Treat are available through the end of December while supplies last. 

Order your favorite cravings on the DQ Texas mobile app for the “Best Treats & Eats in Texas” while earning rewards and learning about great deals. New users receive a free mini Blizzard Treat just for signing up. 

For 75 years, DQ restaurants in Texas have been friendly, gathering spots where fans enjoy delicious treats and eats and create fond memories. 

There are few brands as iconic as the DQ brand. Innovative DQ treats and eats, along with the unique DQ restaurant concepts, have positioned DQ restaurants in Texas as a leader in the quick service restaurant industry. The Texas Dairy Queen Operators' Council is a nonprofit organization made up of DQ franchisees operating in Texas. The Council develops the advertising and marketing program for DQ franchisees in Texas and controls the Texas Country Foods menu along with managing supply/distribution for the nearly 600 DQ restaurants in Texas. The DQ restaurants in Texas are franchised by American Dairy Queen Corporation and the DQ franchise system includes approximately 7,000 franchised locations in the United States, Canada, and more than 20 other countries, including the nearly 600 DQ restaurants in Texas. 

For more information about the Texas Dairy Queen Operators’ Council, visit dqtexas.com or follow us on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook.

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Toby Slough, Founder of Goby International

 “Not Alone” to Bring People Together from Across the Country During Holidays

 

In 1998, Toby Slough hit rock bottom. He couldn’t eat or sleep and his mind raced throughout the day. He tried to conceal his struggle to everyone around him, including his wife and children. It was a near encounter with ending his life that he realized he needed help. Since that day, Toby has been on a mission. First, it was to get well and then to identify tools to stay on the right side of his mental wellness journey. What Slough, a speaker and author, has learned is that isolation leads to more challenging mental health problems.

This holiday season, Slough will host a one-hour live event on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day to connect with people across the country who may feel alone and to give them tools and resources to help in their mental wellness battle. 

Not Alone is the result of my struggles for the past 24 years,” said Slough, the founder of Goby International, an organization with a mission to reframe conversations regarding mental wellness. “I isolated myself from the people who cared about me most which took me down a dark road. We are meant for community, not to be alone in our thoughts and fears. Not Alone is meant to connect people to each other on these particular two days of the year that can be extremely isolating.” 

Anyone who is looking for encouragement and to get connected to others who are pursuing a healthy life can join Not Alone on Sunday, December 25 and Sunday, January 1 at 11:00 am CST. The live events will be hosted on InstagramFacebook and TikTok.

During the Not Alone broadcast, Toby Slough will talk about the energy it takes to fight for mental wellness; how isolation fuels the imagination and battling through negative thoughts. Slough will address the days ahead and provide tools to help overcome anxiety as well as invite guests to share their story. 

We must have more conversations about mental wellness in our communities,” states Slough. “Not Alone is a great way to start to dialogue. When we empower people to talk about mental wellness, we create a new normal.”

Information regarding the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline (formerly known as the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline) will be available during both broadcasts to support people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress.  

A 2021 survey by the National Alliance on Mental Illness found 3 in 5 Americans feel their mental health is negatively impacted by the holidays.Approximately 60 percent of people report an increase in anxiety and 52 percent feel an increase in depression during the same time frame.

“Mental illness does not have to have power over our lives,” Slough continues. “It should not tear down the identities and hopes of future generations. Not Alone is meant to be another strategy in dealing with anxiety and depression. On Christmas Day and New Year’s Day, which can be very isolating, we will have a conversation with people who want to be a part of a community.”

Goby International was established to globally provide comfort, hope, and community by empowering those who are battling for their mental wellness. Goby is a community of real people helping one another swim upstream, much like the goby fish swims up mountainous Hawaiian streams.

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‘Tis the Season! The very thought brings joy to families across North Texas! But it can also cause anxiety for families who are struggling to make ends meet this holiday season. Fortunately, there is hope for these families at the Grapevine Relief and Community Exchange (GRACE) Christmas Cottage.

 

GRACE recently kicked off their annual Christmas Cottage toy drive at Park Place Lexus Grapevine with a spirited event featuring singer Fanci Collins and a sneak peek at the 2023 Lexus RX 350 and NX Sport Utility Vehicles.

“We have partnered with GRACE for 10 years to help families in our community,” said Charles Owen, Park Place Lexus Grapevine general manager. “This is a wonderful event that ensures children in our community have a Christmas to remember. GRACE makes it easy to give back.”

 

Guests enjoyed bacon-wrapped shrimp in a poblano cream sauce, beef and chicken quesadillas with an assortment of mini desserts by Mi Cocina; tomato caprese, rigatoni bolognese and tiramisu from Brio; and arancini risotto bites, bacon-wrapped dates, and hummus shooters by Ferah Tex-Med restaurants at Southlake Town Square. A selection of beer, wine and cocktails set the festive mood, including a specialty drink, the Tipsy L, created with Maker's Mark, orange juice, cranberry juice and maple syrup.

 

Park Place Members and guests donated enough new toys and games to fill several large Lexus SUVs for the GRACE Christmas Cottage. 

Early the next morning, volunteers from Park Place delivered the toys and spent several hours helping organize items at the Christmas Cottage.

Through the GRACE Christmas Cottage, each qualified family is given a hypothetical “budget” that allows parents to “purchase” donated toys, home goods and appliances in a private, store-like setting. This approach allows families to budget their resources and select unique presents while preserving the family’s dignity. Over 2,500 individuals and families are served at Christmas Cottage each holiday season.

 

This year, the Christmas Cottage is located at 2550 SW Grapevine Parkway, Suite 150 in Grapevine. The annual Christmas Cottage Open House will be Tuesday, December 6, 2022. To make a monetary donation to the GRACE Christmas Holiday Fund, go to gracegrapevine.org.

Park Place Dealerships was founded in 1987 and has been engaged in the community through its support of the arts, medical research, children’s advocacy, and education. Park Place employs more than 1,400 members and operates eight full-service dealerships representing luxury brands including Lexus, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Volvo, Jaguar, and Land Rover. Park Place BodyWerks Collision Centers in Fort Worth and Dallas, and the Park Place Auto Auction, round out the company’s offerings. Park Place was acquired in 2020 by Asbury Automotive Group, Inc., a Fortune 500 company headquartered in Duluth, GA. For more information, visit parkplace.com

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North Texas is filled with wonderful events and activities for the whole family during the holidays. Park Place Dealerships will once again provide underwriting for many family-friendly holiday festivities across Dallas-Fort Worth to make the season brighter. So, mark your calendar and plan to grab family and friends to make the best memories even merrier this year.

November 20 – December 24

Southlake Town Square

Santa’s Village is coming to Southlake Town Square with help from the elves at Park Place Lexus Grapevine and Jaguar Land Rover DFW. Santa Claus will be in North Texas during the season for photos with families at Santa’s Village. 

November 26 - December 23

5 pm - 9 pm Friday & Saturday; 2 pm – 6 pm Sunday

The Shops at Highland Village

Free horse-drawn carriage rides brought to you by Park Place Lexus Grapevine and Jaguar-Land Rover DFW.   

November 25 – 27 

Downtown McKinney Home for the Holidays

Get your photo with Santa on the Square and enjoy all the fun activities such as Frosty’s Holiday Train, a carousel, carnival rides, and petting zoo. The lighting of the 34-foot Blue Spruce McKinney Christmas tree on November 25 at 6:15 pm. Park Place Lexus Plano is the official 

November 26 - December 23 

Christmas at the Palace Theater in Downtown Grapevine

Set in the beautifully restored Palace Theatre in Historic Downtown Grapevine, visitors will delight at all the spectacular Christmas music and movie offerings presented by Park Place Lexus Grapevine and Jaguar Land Rover DFW. The venue will host 11 Christmas concerts and live performances as well as classic Christmas movies such as It’s A Wonderful Life and cartoons like Frosty the Snowman and A Year Without Santa while kids make fun Christmas crafts. 

December 2

9:30 am to 7:30 pm

Lake Highlands Holiday Highlands Home Tour

The Lake Highlands Women's League presents the 44th annual Holiday in the Highlands Home Tour. This iconic tradition hosts more than 1,500 people for an eclectic and informative home tour throughout the beautiful Lake Highlands neighborhood with support from Park Place Volvo.

November 29 – February 15, 2023 

Light Up Turtle Creek Park

Turtle Creek Park has been a natural sanctuary and park for residents and visitors since 1903. Park Place Dealerships will present Light Up Turtle Creek Park featuring a Mistletoe market with artisans, food trucks, vendors, carolers, photo booths, games, and tree lighting ceremony. The trees surrounding Arlington Hall and its stately columns are wrapped in sparkling white lights and will stay lit through mid-February.

About Park Place Dealerships

Park Place Dealerships was founded in 1987 and has been engaged in the community through its support of the arts, medical research, children’s advocacy, and education. Park Place employs more than 1,400 members and operates eight full-service dealerships representing luxury brands including Lexus, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Volvo, Jaguar, and Land Rover. Park Place BodyWerks Collision Centers in Fort Worth and Dallas, and the Park Place Auto Auction, round out the company’s offerings. Park Place was acquired in 2020 by Asbury Automotive Group, Inc., a Fortune 500 company headquartered in Duluth, GA. For more information, visit parkplace.com

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More than 400 Charities Applied for the 2022 Grants 

The holidays are off to a great start for 23 North Texas charities who were selected as a grant recipient for Park Place Dealerships’ Season of Giving campaign. The nonprofits were awarded a total of $100,000 to help in their efforts to continue serving the community. 

“Season of Giving is an incredible opportunity for our company to support charities that often get overlooked,” said Kara Connor, Experiential Marketing Manager at Park Place Dealerships. “We launched this program in 2021 to provide assistance to organizations that hadn’t received any type of financial support from us before and it was a huge success and are thrilled to do it again this year.” 

The chosen organizations are diverse in their missions and the areas they serve throughout Dallas/Fort Worth. The charities receiving a grant for the 2022 Season of Giving representing Park Place Cares’ four pillars include:

Advocacy

  • Assistance League of Greater Collin County
  • Emily’s Smile Boxes
  • Alliance for Children
  • Seniors’ Pet Assistance Network (SPAN)
  • Amy’s Wish with Wings
  • Carson’s Crusaders Foundation
  • Operation Once in a Lifetime
  • Grapevine Ambucs
  • Just Because, Inc.
  • C.A.S.T. for Kids Foundation
  • Christmas Wish Project of Tarrant County
  • Dallas Leadership Foundation
  • AUsome Moms
  • Dallas Hope Charities

Arts

  • Art House Dallas
  • Texas Girls’ Choir 

Medical

  • Black Heart Association
  • Cancer Care Services
  • Wipe Out Kids’ Cancer 

Education

  • It’s a Sensory World Inc.
  • City House
  • Tarrant County Samaritan Housing Inc.
  • Dallas Furniture Bank

A committee comprised of Park Place members from the nine dealerships across North Texas selected the non-profits this year out of more than 400 applications received. Under Park Place Cares, the company’s philanthropic arm, the company donated $100,000 to 23 charities that met the following criteria:

  • A 501(c)(3) non-profit organization
  • Supports one of Park Place Cares’ pillars of giving, which include: Education; Medical; Advocacy; or the Arts
  • Serves at least one of the following counties: Dallas, Tarrant, Collin, Denton, Ellis, Rockwall, Kaufman, Hunt or Johnson
  • The charity cannot have received donations or in-kind support from Park Place in 2022. 

“We have an incredible team serving clients every day who are also passionate about making a difference in the communities where they live and work,” said Tony Carimi, Managing Director of Park Place Dealerships. “Park Place Members are actively engaged in choosing the nonprofits to support financially and volunteering throughout the year. As we wrap up Season of Giving, we are launching the Park Place Week of Service where more than 300 Members will volunteer across North Texas with 20 charities. We continually hear from local charities about the need for volunteers and we have a very generous group of people who enjoy serving others. It will be another great week partnering with organizations who are strengthening our communities every day.”

Park Place Dealerships was founded in 1987 and has been engaged in the community through its support of the arts, medical research, children’s advocacy, and education. Park Place employs more than 1,400 members and operates eight full-service dealerships representing luxury brands including Lexus, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Volvo, Jaguar, and Land Rover. Park Place BodyWerks Collision Centers in Fort Worth and Dallas, and the Park Place Auto Auction, round out the company’s offerings. Park Place was acquired in 2020 by Asbury Automotive Group, Inc., a Fortune 500 company headquartered in Duluth, GA. For more information, visit parkplace.com