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Keeping the Wheels On the Bus Turning

Sometimes a simple question turns into a big opportunity to help the community. For the Boys & Girls Clubs of Collin County, one opportunity turned into another one. 

“While meeting with the executive director of the Boys & Girls Club of Collin County after a check presentation from our recent Mayfest donation, we talked about what other needs they had,” explained Tony Carimi, Park Place Dealerships Managing Director. “The executive director mentioned they had a bus that wouldn’t start. We sent a team over to assess the situation and discovered four of their buses needed repairs. Our team was able to get all four buses up and running before school started back.” 

“The buses are used to transport club members to our branches from more than 25 schools in Frisco and Plano - 125 club members in Plano and 175 clubs members in Frisco,” explained Liliana Rogers, Boys & Girls Clubs of Collin County Chief Development Officer. “The buses are essential for us to continue to provide afterschool programs and services to the youth in Collin County.” 

Park Place Lexus Plano service technicians volunteered their services to work on the Boys & Girls Clubs of Collin County buses. The team included service technician Dennis Herlihy, shop foreman Eric Courts and diagnostic specialist John Cowan.

“In addition to the $10,000 donation to the Boys & Girls Club of Collin Country, we talked about Park Place Members’ interest in volunteering to support the organization and they are very excited about future opportunities,” said Carimi. 

Park Place Lexus Plano is located at Dallas Parkway and Spring Creek Parkway in Plano.  

Park Place Dealerships was founded in 1987. For the past 34 years, the company 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. For more info, visit

Thursday, August 19, 2021