Recently, the Waterford Youth Assistance (WYA) program found out that its annual budget was being cut from $65,000 down to $7,500. The news was devastating and the organization was looking at closing its doors for good.

When we at Summit Place Kia heard this, we had to take some action.

We care about the community we serve and do business in, and support the good that organizations like WYA contribute.

Over 40 years old, WYA’s mission is to help strengthen youth and families and to prevent and reduce juvenile delinquency, child neglect and child abuse by providing positive alternatives, through short term counseling and volunteer involvement.

With the check is Tania LaLonde, left, WYA Fundraising Chairperson Margie Greenfield,
Summit Place Kia General Sales Manager John Oswald, Summit Place Kia owner Rich LaLonde,
and Judge Jodi Debbrecht, vice president of the WYA executive committee.

So on July 1, 2012, we held our annual LaLonde Charity Golf Outing at Boulder Pointe Golf and Country Club where we raised $22,331. On Wed., July 18, we presented the proceeds of our fundraiser to the Waterford Youth Assistance and they said they were truly stunned at the amount.

It is our hope this money lays the foundation for the rest of the community to help the WYA rebuild its budget so it can continue to positively impact the lives and youths and families in Waterford.

At Summit Place Kia, our primary concern is the satisfaction of our customers. From the showroom floor to our service & maintenance department, you deserve service at its best, and we aim to give it to you.