The 2020 Subaru Love Promise Community Commitment Award

The 2020 Subaru Love Promise Community Commitment Award

We've been nationally recognized for our dedication to our community and the Subaru Love Promise.

We're honored to receive the 2020 Subaru Love Promise Community Commitment Award. This award nationally recognizes Subaru retailers who are making the world a better place while demonstrating an outstanding commitment to supporting passions and causes in local communities. These efforts are focused in important areas such as the environment, community, health, education, and pets.


What is the Subaru Love Promise?

Subaru and our retailers believe in making the world a better place and the Subaru Love Promise is our vision of respecting all people. This is our commitment to show love and respect to our customers and to work to make a positive impact in the world.

How is Subaru of Wichita dedicated locally to the Love Promise?

Our Love Promise can be seen in various partnerships with local charities and non-profits. We're grateful for the opportunity, not only to be a part of our community but to serve it as well. We operate our dealership by the Golden Rule: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. Our goal is to operate a fun, successful dealership that makes a difference in the lives of our co-workers, customers, and community.

Kansas Humane Society, Beauties and Beasts, Clear the Shelter, Hands of Hope Rescue

Arbor Day Foundation

Kansas Learning Center, Kansas Youth Empowerment Academy, USD 259 (Teacher Appreciation), Various School Sponsorships, Various Community Events

Love Your Community Awards w/ KWCH TV, St. Anthony Family Shelter, Catholic Charities, Wichita Childrens Home, Wellington Children's Home, ICT SOS, Church on the Street, Fair Immigration Reform Network, Faith Builders

Genesis Foundation for Fitness , Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Blounts Disease Strong Foundation, Meals on Wheels, Harbor House, Union Mission Rescue, Cornerstone of Care - Pathways Wichita, Senior Services of Wichita

Did Subaru of Wichita go above and beyond, provide exceptional service, or support causes that are important to you? We'd love to hear about it.

Love Promise Stories from Subaru of Wichita

Subaru and Subaru of Wichita believe in making a positive impact on the communities in which we live and work. We uphold that belief through our Love Promise Community Commitment. Every month, we select inspiring stories from customers and partners from around our area who strive to support our collective commitment and feature them here

Subaru To The Rescue - Erica W

During the cold snap and unbelievable freezing temperatures our community faced, our Sales Professional, Demetrius, donated 4 large boxes of 100 blankets to the Union Rescue Mission! The winter didn’t stop us from supporting this organization’s mission of helping the homeless and hungry by providing food, shelter, and a safe place to change their lives through life changing programs. The Union Rescue Mission has been serving the Wichita, KS area for over 70 years and we were grateful for the opportunity to help them make a difference. Visiting with them during this donation has opened the door to future community involvement and we encourage everyone to check them out!

Subaru To The Rescue

Subaru Supports Meals on Wheels - Erica W

Over the holidays, our team thrived during our Subaru Share The Love Event! With every new Subaru purchased or leased, we proudly donated $250 to the charity of our customer’s choice! This included Meals on Wheels – a program designed to deliver meals to senior citizens living at home. We partnered with Senior Services of Wichita to help spread the word of our campaign to hopefully gain exposure to the Meals on Wheels program. This involved our team signing holiday cards for the Senior Services of Wichita team to deliver to their clients, hosting a small panel of Senior Services experts on the effects of social isolation, and our Sales Specialists, Emilee & Demetrius, volunteering to deliver meals on their days off. We’re pleased with how the campaign ended and the wonderful folks we helped and met along the way. We look forward to working with our friends again and encourage everyone to support the Meals on Wheels program.

Subaru Supports Meals on Wheels

Love Your Community Award - Final Winner - Erica W

Help us congratulate our final winner of the Love Your Community Award, Kayley Miller! She took it upon herself to paint a distribution box for books for young kids to take and read during the summer. This box with Disney characters painted on it sits outside the library or the community center in Haysville, KS. She is always looking for ways to help others from the young to the elderly. It has been a great honor to recognize high achieving students like Kayley in our community. We couldn't have done this without the help from our friends at KWCH12! Thank you for following our Love Your Community journey!

Subaru Loves Pets & Max's Tail - Haleigh O

On behalf of everyone at the Kansas Humane Society (KHS), paws included, we would like to share how much we appreciate this incredible partnership between Subaru of Wichita and KHS. For the last several years, we have partnered for a Subaru Loves Pets adoption event to save animal lives - this year was no different. Homeless and abandoned pets have needed more support than ever before, and Subaru of Wichita ensured this would happen. On Saturday, Oct. 24th, 2020 the Subaru Loves Pets adoption event was held at KHS. 31 animals (20 cats, 10 dogs, and 1 rabbit) met their forever families and went home to start their new adventures. A heartwarming story to share, Max’s Tail. Max’s adopters saw his photo on the KHS website the night before the adoption event, and they immediately knew he was meant to join their family. They made the 2.5 hour trip to KHS from Tulsa, OK to KHS in the early hours of the morning to have a chance to adopt him. They were the first to arrive for the event and waited outside for hours. When they visited with him for the first time, it was love at first sight! He’s such a sweet and easy-going dog, and now he has a loving and dedicated family to spend the rest of his life with! Thank you, Subaru of Wichita, for making Max’s happy tail come true and for being a hero to pets in need!

Subaru Loves Pets & Max's Tail

Love Your Community Award - October Winner - Erica W

Did you know that we have proudly partnered with local news station, KWCH12 in presenting the Love Your Community Award? Every month, we have highlighted one student who's improving the lives of those around them and Subaru of Wichita has made a donation, in their name, to the charity of their choice! How exciting is that? For the month of October, we're excited to announce Seth, Asa, and Atiera Langenberg as our winners! The entire team at Subaru and KWCH12 was blown away with their incredible involvement with Meals on Wheels. Be sure to visit our website to see our past winners! We're thankful for everyone that has been giving back to our community. We're also proud of our Sales Specialists, Demetrius and Emilee, for meeting with our monthly winners and presenting them with their trophy.

Subaru Sponsors Woofstock - Erica W

Every year, we at Subaru of Wichita look forward to the opportunity in helping pets get a second chance in life. We do this by sponsoring Woofstock, the Kansas Humane Society's largest annual fundraiser that benefits Wichita's homeless and abandoned animals. In light of current events, Woofstock was a drive-thru edition this year that also held many online fundraising efforts leading up to the event. We were proud to sponsor the Pet Costume Contest on Facebook and the scavenger hunt during Woofstock's drive-thru event. During Woofstock, we proudly had 2 Subaru models on-site, hosted a raffle, and gave away Subaru swag. With donations still rolling in after Woofstock, the Kansas Humane Society has met 103% of its life-saving fundraiser goal at $128,793.50! All proceeds go directly towards providing care, compassion, and a second chance to homeless and abandoned pets at the Kansas Humane Society. It warms our hearts that we were able to contribute to helping make Woofstock possible this year. We love pets at Subaru of Wichita and we're grateful that we could help be a part of homeless pets finding a new home.

Subaru Sponsors Woofstock

Love Your Community Award - September Winner - Erica W

We are proud partners with local news station, KWCH12 in presenting the Love Your Community Award! Who can receive this award? Any student that is going above and beyond is eligible to win! Every month, we highlight one student who's improving the lives of those around them and Subaru of Wichita makes a donation, in their name, to the charity of their choice! How exciting is that? For the month of September, we're excited to announce Elizabeth Wright as our winner! When meeting Elizabeth, we were so impressed with her current project that she's been working on. She is working on a community change project through Faces of Change, a leadership program for young people with disabilities. The project she has developed is Bitty Baby Bags. She is collecting items to fill bags for parents who have babies in the NICU. Do you know anyone that is going the extra mile that deserves some recognition like Elizabeth? If so, then please visit our website anytime to nominate a deserving student for next month's entry. We would love to meet another student that's doing good deeds in our community. - Margo W

Born on the LABSR4U mailing list, members of the list joined together to help purebred Labrador Retrievers at times when financial difficulty could make the difference between life and death, or health and sickness. We hope to give more Labs a chance to a happy, healthy life! Labrador Life Line is committed to offering financial assistance to owners and rescuers of Labrador Retrievers in need. We can assist eligible Labs with urgent and short term medical treatment. For more information on the types of assistance we provide, check out our Guidelines. To find out more about LLL, please take a look at our Mission Statement and Guidelines. Warm your heart by reading some of our wonderful Success Stories of the Labradors we've been able to help! If you would like to see our financial statements, we have several years of information available online. As always, we would like to thank our supporters for their continued belief in what we stand for and for their contributions to our cause.© 2018 Labrador Life Line, Inc. LLL is one of the only/few organizations that help owned Labradors and the family does not have to give up the dog to get help. I was a board member for 12 years, and support them today. I would love to see them get some assistance. All board members are volunteers.

Labrador Life Line

Love Your Community Award - August Winner - Erica W

We are super excited to have partnered with local news station, KWCH12 in presenting the Love Your Community Award! Who can receive this award? Any student that is going above and beyond is eligible to win! Every month, we highlight one student who's improving the lives of those around them and Subaru of Wichita makes a donation, in their name, to the charity of their choice! How exciting is that? For the month of August, we're excited to announce Avery Barker as our winner! When meeting Avery, we were so impressed with her volunteer involvement. She volunteers for several non-profits, but her favorite is FaithBuilders. She helps pack snack bags for students, school supplies, and more for mothers in need, and delivers food to those in need for Thanksgiving. Do you know anyone that is going the extra mile that deserves some recognition like Avery? If so, then please visit our website anytime to nominate a deserving student for next month's entry. We would love to meet another student that's doing good deeds in our community.

Love Your Community Award - July Winner - Erica W

This year, we proudly partnered with local news station, KWCH12 in presenting the Love Your Community Award! What does this entail? Every month, we highlight one student who's improving the lives of those around them and Subaru of Wichita makes a donation, in their name, to the charity of their choice! How exciting is that? For the month of July, we're excited to announce Melissa Ornelas as our winner! We were so impressed with how Melissa not only wrote grants to get recycling bins at her school but how she received funds to start a mental health program for Wichita North High School! Do you know anyone that is going the extra mile that deserves some recognition like Melissa? If so, then please visit our website anytime to nominate a deserving student for next month's entry. We would love to meet another student going above and beyond in our community!

Love Your Community Award - June Winner - Erica W

Did you know that we have proudly partnered with local news station, KWCH12 in presenting the Love Your Community Award? Every month, we highlight one student who's improving the lives of those around them and Subaru of Wichita makes a donation, in their name, to the charity of their choice! How exciting is that? For the month of June, we're excited to announce Anneliese Aguilae as our winner! The entire team at Subaru and KWCH12 was blown away of how much she helps advocate for the mental health community and those affected by Blounts disease. Check out our interview with Anneliese and share it with your friends! Don't forget that you can go to our website anytime to nominate a deserving student for next month's entry. We would love to meet another student going above and beyond in our community!

Love Your Community Award - May Winner - Erica W

We have proudly partnered with local news station, KWCH12 in presenting the Love Your Community Award! Each month we will highlight one student who's improving the lives of those around them and Subaru of Wichita will make a donation, in their name, to the charity of their choice! How exciting is that? For the month of May, we're excited to announce Cael, Jason, and Jack as our three winners! It was a pleasure meeting these three young men and learning about how they raised over $120,000 in a 7-week period to help find a cure for blood cancers. Hear from these three students in our interview with them! Don't forget that you can go to our website anytime to nominate a deserving student for next month's entry!

Subaru Sponsors Televised Graduations - Erica W

While normally May is filled with graduations and senior celebrations all month long, the Coronavirus pandemic has unfortunately caused schools across Kansas to cancel or postpone graduations this school year. Even though we may not be able to gather to honor the Class of 2020 in person, we along with KWCH, KSCW, Credit Union of America, and Patterson Legal Group still want to say “Congrats to Grads!” From May 6th through June 3rd, families at home will be able to celebrate their graduating senior during KSCW’s “Congrats to Grads” 30-minute specials at 5:30pm. Families can either cheer for their grad on their television or they can stream the program online. To see a list of the schools and what dates they will be on air, be sure to visit where you will also have the opportunity to upload a photo of your graduate for a chance to be featured on Eyewitness News! Our hearts are with the Class of 2020. It’s unfair that they didn’t have a traditional graduation, but we hope this helps show how proud everyone is of their accomplishments! We care about our community and we encourage everyone to tune in and to cheer on our graduates.

Subaru Sponsors Televised Graduations

Love Your Community Award - April Winner - Erica W

We have proudly partnered with local news station, KWCH12 in presenting the Love Your Community Award! Each month we will highlight one student who's improving the lives of those around them and Subaru of Wichita will make a donation, in their name,to the charity of their choice! How exciting is that? For the month of April, we're excited to announce Dalaina Schutte as our winner! It was a pleasure meeting Dalaina and learning about what she does best - taking care of her community! She's a student in Halstead, KS and she has been making bracelets to raise money to make masks and donating them to nurses in her community. Hear from Dalaina in our interview with her! Don't forget that you can go to our website to nominate a deserving student for next month's entry!

Love Your Community Award - March Winner - Erica W

We have proudly partnered with KWCH12 (local news station) in presenting the Love Your Community Award! Each month we will highlight one student who's improving the lives of those around them and Subaru of Wichita will make a donation, in their name,to the charity of their choice! How exciting is that? For the month of March, we're excited to announce Grace Pattinson as our winner! It was a pleasure meeting Grace and learning about what she does best - being involved at her church, helping at the Women's Shelter every other Monday, and being a Big Sister to the youth in her apartment community. Learn more about Grace in our interview with her! Don't forget that you can go to our website to nominate a deserving student for next month's entry!

Customer Appreciation Sales Event - Laura R

At Subaru of Wichita, we know that we would never be able to achieve our goals without our loyal customers. As a Thank You to the Wichita community, on February 7th, 2020, Subaru of Wichita hosted a Customer Appreciation Sales Event. At this all-day event, customers were able to take advantage of one day only employee pricing on all new and used vehicles. While customers were enjoying time with their salesperson or exploring their options for a new vehicle, they were able to enjoy both lunch and dinner free at the Customer Appreciation Sales Event. During the event, customers were able to take a break from their day to pet and cuddle with the most adorable adoptable dogs from the Kansas Humane Society. Additionally, at the Customer Appreciation Sales Event, all customers who came out that day were able to go home with a Subaru reusable grocery bag filled with more Subaru swag. Before each customer left they were invited to enter into one of our many raffles prizes featuring tickets to events like Jason Aldean, KISS Live, AJR as well as Wichita State Shocker basketball or gas, two-year maintenance, and restaurant gift cards. This was the first-ever Customer Appreciation Sales Event for Subaru of Wichita and we can’t wait to do it again next year!

Customer Appreciation Sales Event

Award Winning Saleswoman Gives Back In A Major Way - Laura R

Instead of pinching pennies this past December, our saleswomen, Emilee Reinert gives back to a local classroom with award money Reinert received from winning a sales contest at Subaru of Wichita. "Emilee won a sales contest and instead of using the extra money on herself, she donated the entirety of it to a local classroom. She is truly an amazing person and team member and she is a shining example for all of us. Emilee is exactly what we seek to inspire here at Subaru of Wichita.” Says General Manager, David Carranza. Born and raised in Tipton, Kansas, Reinert has worked at Subaru of Wichita for just shy of six years and says that growing up in a small town where everyone is like family has ingrained in her the importance of giving back to those in need. “I believe that even the smallest act of kindness can make a huge impact, Subaru has given me that feeling of family and without it I would not be able to have opportunities like these.” says Reinert. Reinert says she hopes to inspire Wichita to give back even during a time of year where things can be tight after the holidays. Reinert explains how the smiles on the children’s faces made everything worth it and is excited for the opportunity to do it again the future.

Award Winning Saleswoman Gives Back In A Major Way

Jardine Middle School Book Donation - Laura R

As a part of the Subaru Loves To Learn Initiative, Subaru of Wichita had the privilege to present Jardine STEM and Career Exploration Academy’s library with boxes filled with STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) related books. This was a unique opportunity for Subaru of Wichita because the demand for science-based jobs in the United States is high and we were able to help better prepare these students for the science career field ahead. The team at Subaru of Wichita was eager to return to Jardine STEM and Career Exploration Academy, arriving bright and early at the dealership to load up a few Crosstrek’s with all the books and donated school supplies and headed on their way. From the second they stepped foot into Jardine STEM and Career Exploration Academy they were met with smiles and deep gratitude from students and staff. “Seeing the joy and appreciation from the students and staff was the greatest part of being able to do such impactful things in the Wichita community” says Subaru of Wichita team member, Erica Whitney. After presenting the books and supplies in the library, the team spent time with a few Jardine students and were asked to talk about their experience working at Subaru of Wichita and what it means to be successful in the work force. It is moments like these that remind us how incredible of an organization Subaru of America is for allowing our team opportunities to connect with the future generation of leaders in our Wichita community. We cannot wait to do it again next year!

Jardine Middle School Book Donation

Together, We Are Stronger Than Cancer - Erica W

On October 12, 2019, Subaru of Wichita formed a fundraising walk team for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Light The Night. The walk took place at the Exploration Place where everyone was invited to bring light to the darkness of cancer! Our mission was to raise money to help wipe out blood cancer and we’re grateful to everyone that was able to donate and participate. For those who aren’t familiar with this organization, LLS is the largest voluntary health organization dedicated to funding research, finding cures and ensuring access to treatments for blood cancer patients. It was truly special to see everyone come together to support this charitable organization while showing compassion to those who are currently battling or have lost someone to cancer. The moment the Subaru team found the most inspiring was being a part of the Survivor Ceremony where all survivors held up their white lantern to show that together, we are stronger than cancer. Erica, Marketing Project Manager, stated “This event has inspired me to help raise more money for this organization again next year. After hearing everyone’s stories of fighting this awful cancer, I want to do everything I can to help make a difference.” We look forward to doing this again next year and to continue to encourage our customers, friends, and family to help us with our community efforts. Even though the walk is over, you are free to donate to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society anytime! There is also help needed to support patients and caregivers.

Together, We Are Stronger Than Cancer

All For The Paws - Erica W

This summer, Subaru of Wichita helped their friends over at the Kansas Humane Society and KFDI by sponsoring their All For The Paws event. The team at Subaru was more than happy to help pets in need! Proceeds collected at All For The Paws went towards helping pets get a second chance in life at the Kansas Humane Society. All For The Paws was held at the Wave (a venue downtown) and had over 2,000 people interested in going. While our team was on-site at the event, we had a blast handing out dog-friendly swag, sporting our Subaru Ascent and Crosstrek, and raffling off incredible prizes! We held a drawing for guests to have a chance to win an adoption gift certificate to the Kansas Humane Society and 4 tickets to the Kansas City Zoo! The zoo trip package included us offering a Subaru Ascent for the winner to drive to the zoo in, a QuikTrip gift card for gas, and a gift card to Freddy’s (a local favorite fast food restaurant). The night ended with our General Manager, David, saying a few nice words on stage about our partnership with the Kansas Humane Society and how Subaru Loves Pets. We were grateful for the opportunity to sponsor All For The Paws and to see LANCO perform live at the event . We hope to have the chance to participate again next year and to show our community our support for pets that need helped, rescued, and adopted.

All For The Paws

Subaru Supports Catholic Charities - Erica W

Subaru of Wichita was a proud supporter and contributor of the Bags to Riches event held on Wednesday, July 17, 2019. The event was hosted by Catholic Charities and was promoted as a “Girls’ Evening Out” that featured unique purses, wine, food, great prizes, and fun raffle items! All proceeds from the event benefited homeless families and women & children experiencing domestic violence at the Catholic Charities shelter ministries – St. Anthony Family Shelter and Harbor House Domestic Violence Shelter. Leading up to this event, we, at Subaru, helped spread the word by sharing our support on our Facebook page and let the world know what a wonderful organization Catholic Charities is. We specifically supported Mary Billings, the Queen Bee of the Bags to Riches, and asked our followers to contribute to her fundraising goal.For those who are not familiar with Catholic Charities Wichita, they are an impactful organization that makes their funds go a long way for people in our community. They help pull people out of the lowest point in their life and start over. Catholic Charities show they care for people every day through their programs and ministries such as their Daily Bread Food Pantry, Foster Grandparent Program, Adult Day Services, Harbor House Domestic Violence Shelter, and a whole lot more! This year, Catholic Charities is celebrating 75 years of serving children and families and we couldn’t be more proud to support their programs. We were grateful to sponsor their Bags to Riches event and look forward to building our relationship with Catholic Charities and to work with them again in the future.

Subaru Supports Catholic Charities

Subaru Supports Public Radio - Erica W

This summer, Subaru of Wichita had the amazing opportunity to sponsor KMUW’s Media Circus at the Cotillion! The event was presented by NetApp Wichita in an effort to support public radio. For the second year in a row, KMUW’s Media Circus provided an evening of fun and allowed everyone to take a break from serious journalism. The Subaru team had the pleasure of meeting featured guests Korva Coleman (NPR newscaster), Bonnie Bing (local icon), opera star Karla Burns, local journalist Cindy Klose, Denise Neil of the Wichita Eagle, and Jay Prater of the CMB Kake Weather. While the Subaru team had a wonderful time, Subaru of Wichita took this unique opportunity a step further and had invited 6 local journalist students to join the Subaru table. The staff at Subaru took these students under their wing and enjoyed the festivities at KMUW’s Media Circus. Festivities of the evening included carnival games, circus performers, a delicious dinner provided by The Anchor, music by a local DJ, live and silent auctions, and a whole lot more! We, at Subaru of Wichita, were grateful for the golden opportunity to sponsor this wonderful event and to have been given the chance to bring in local journalist students. The students were excited to have been chosen to join us and to have been given the moment to experience a fun night in the world of journalism. We hope to have this opportunity again next year!

Subaru Supports Public Radio

Subaru Loves to Care - Blanket Delivery - Amy M

On Thursday, June 27, 2019 Subaru of Wichita and staff from the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society visited Wesley Children’s Hospital for the Subaru Loves to Care blanket delivery where they were met by Halle. Halle is 12 years old. She loves art and quickly showed us pictures of the rock she painted for her favorite nurse, the nurse’s name neatly printed across the now yellow stone. Her mom smiled proudly, never taking her eyes off of Halle; sharing, “She’s a very creative girl!” Complimenting her black FRIENDS t-shirt, she looked down at the photo of the cast and smiled back up at me. She was very pleased to hear that I re-watch the show every couple of years. Many people may not recognize it at first, but beneath Halle’s incredibly cheerful and ebullient exterior is a courageous, persistent, undercover warrior who faces an invisible enemy every day. Her thinning, shaved hair and her port scar are just two of the visible battle scars that she proudly bears from a war that’s far from won and in fact, only began a few months ago. Early on in 2019, Halle, a vibrant, energetic and introspective 6th grader, wasn’t feeling well. In fact, despite checkups, rest and her mother’s unremitting love, she continued to not feel well. Doctor’s continued to brush off the symptoms and the school started getting more and more impatient with all the absences and sick days, but her mother knew something was not right. On April 19th, her mom took her again to the doctor and insisted they did blood work. They soon discovered the unthinkable – Halle had Pre B-ALL. The doctor called and told her mother to take her immediately to the hospital to be admitted where she immediately started treatment. Halle is currently in outpatient care, coming in for her weekly chemotherapy treatments and returning home to her family and her dog who has been by her side every step of this journey (and loves to let Halle dress him up and model her wigs!). As Halle loses her hair and continues treatment, her mother is convince that her unwavering strength and positivity will see her through this and I must say, after meeting Halle, I’m convinced just the same. Halle was the first patient at Wesley to receive a Subaru arts & craft kit and blanket as well as a few other special items from the LLS staff. Many more patients will receive their Subaru kits and blankets in the days and weeks to come and we can only hope that like Halle, these small gifts will bring some warmth and comfort, bring an opportunity to express and create and distract, and bring a smile to the faces of these dauntless undercover warriors. If only the world knew where the real heroes were… They’re often hooked up to IVs, sporting scarves or wigs on their bald heads, counting down to the last time they have to receive a lumbar puncture, they smile when they don’t have to and they let themselves cry when it’s just too much to bear… These are heroes.

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Subaru Loves to Care - Blanket Delivery

Earth Day Celebration - Kyle S

Subaru of Wichita was happy to attend the Earth Day celebration at Earhart Environmental Magnet Elementary School! We listened in on several of the activities the students were partaking in and learned quite a bit about bees, fishing, and monarch butterflies. Earhart isn’t your normal elementary school. They are sure to surround the children with the wonders of the natural environment in order to teach them to enjoy and explore our world. Why look at a picture of a monarch when you can build a monarch exhibit and watch the milkweed caterpillars emerge as monarchs? Why talk about bees when you can beekeep? This approach is refreshing in so many ways, to say the least. As the principal, Matt Malget, gave me a tour of the school, I noticed how engaged and capable the students were with these subject matters. I saw captivated kids peering into a glass sided bee colony. We watched as 1st graders cast magnetic fishing lures 30ft to catch dinner plate sized magnetic fish; better than most adults! We continued our tour outside where we walked the narrow trails into an open space shaded by tall trees. There was a pond full of fish, campgrounds where 3rd graders pitch a tent overnight once a year, and a covered area with tables to serve as an outdoor classroom. As we walked a different winding path back to the building, Mr. Malget told me about the upcoming fishing trips he wishes to take the children and their families on. It was clear that the students were fully engaged in this approach to learning. Even in the classrooms were the traditional curriculum is taught, the students seemed quietly energized and eager to listen and learn. Subaru of Wichita was invited back to take part in a bat house building activity. We are collecting hard to recycle materials and pallets to use as building materials for the bat houses. The students will be able to observe the bats in the trees just outside the school in the houses they helped create. If you would like to participate, donate, or volunteer for the bat house project. Call Kyle at Subaru of Wichita to find out more! 316-264-7777.

Earth Day Celebration

Fast and Flat: Chisholm Trail Marathon - Kyle S

March 24th, 2019 marked the inaugural Chisholm Trail Marathon. Subaru of Wichita was proud to sponsor and host such an important marathon for this area. The Chisholm Trail Marathon is a Boston Marathon “qualifier marathon.” Meaning, the location, and route are set up with “everything you need to smash your personal best;” as the signage advertised. Boston Marathon is the oldest annual marathon in the world. The first Boston Marathon was held in 1897 inspired by the first ever modern Olympics the year before; 1896. The Boston Marathon of 1897 started with only 15 participants. The event is now the most widely viewed sporting event in New England with over 500,000 spectators and over 30,000 participants. In 1996, the Centennial Boston Marathon became the world’s largest marathon with over 38,700 entrants. But, wait, I thought we were talking about Wichita; not Boston? The Chisholm Trail Marathon was designed as a “Boston Qualifier” which puts it on the map as a very important marathon to attend for those seeking entrance into the legendary Boston Marathon. boldly advertises the race as “Fast and Flat.” For once, we can brag about our flat state, Kansans! This course is simplified by eliminating typical obstacles such as elevation changes, winding turns, and separate paths needed for half-marathoners versus marathoners. Plus, it’s held in March, allowing for cooler temperatures and perfect conditions to aid runners to “beat their best.” Most of us at Subaru of Wichita had never even attended a marathon. As the runners started to finish, we quickly realized what the buzz was all about and why people love this sport. Emotions ran high, pun intended, as runners of all ages were crushing their personal bests or finally finishing their first marathon! Inspiring many of us to strive for goals we previously thought impossible. Just this year, Wichita was honored to watch Raquel Stucky, a proud Wichitan, finish the Boston Marathon fourth against over 2,000 women in her age division! Stucky finished 28th out of over 13,600 women and 359th overall out of over 30,000 runners. The hope is to see more Kansan runners like Stucky qualifying and placing in the Boston Marathon with the addition of the Chisholm Trail Marathon right here in Wichita, Kansas. Subaru of Wichita was sure to keep with the tagline “Fast and Flat” by displaying our 2019 WRX in World Rally Blue at the starting line that day! Subaru builds a flat, or horizontally opposed boxer engine, that sits lower to the ground and provides a more efficient transfer of power. Oh...did I mention the turbo...yeah, it’s fast. This amazing vehicle fit perfectly with the theme of the race! Subaru of Wichita can’t wait to display next year’s redesigned 2020 WRX at the 2020 Chisholm Trail Marathon! See you there!

Subaru Loves Learning - Kyle S

What a privilege it was for our Subaru of Wichita team to give these books to these young students at Jardine STEM and Career Exploration Academy. This was a huge learning experience for us too. We had no idea how high the demand for science-based jobs are in the United States and how under-prepared our students are to meet that demand. S.T.E.M. = Science Technology Engineering Math Around 80% of the fastest growing jobs in the United States are science-based jobs and only 36% of our high school students are prepared for college-level science courses. ( Subaru of Wichita is now determined to support programs and schools that introduce students to STEM before they reach high school in order to better prepare them for a variety of careers in science. "Imagination is more important than knowledge." -Albert Einstein Each year Subaru partners with the American Association for the Advancement of Science to find award winning and relevant science books and school materials to donate to a local school. So, it wasn’t a challenge to choose Jardine STEM and Career Explorations Academy after finding out such alarming statistics regarding our children’s future careers! Since 2015, Subaru has donated over 112,000 books to local schools like Jardine. “We are proud to support organizations that inspire promising young minds” -Subaru of America. We spoke to Stacy Coke, an educator at Jardine, and learned about the importance to attract these young minds into the wonders of science and initiate them into thinking like a scientist. “Those [STEM] skills are all 21st-century skills that our employers and communities are looking for,” explained Coke. She continued, “these kinds of resources (donated books), open up doors to these students that they never knew they had.” There’s no mistake, that’s what Jardine is all about; creating more career opportunities for students at a younger age. Educators at Jardine are committed to helping these students make positive choices in the high schools they will choose to attend and the courses they will enroll in to continue their STEM focus. Jardine provides their students a head start that ensures an easier path through high school, college, and into the workforce. Subaru of Wichita is fortunate to have found such a great program to learn about and to support. Our goal at Subaru of Wichita is to make a meaningful difference by investing back into the local community; in this case, it’s students. We can’t wait to gain more supporters for August 2019 when we will be delivering the next round of donated school supplies and books! Towards the end of our day at Jardine, we filmed Stacy Coke talking about the impact these books and materials would have on the students. (Video Here) She lights up as she, in my opinion, wraps up the whole point to all of this in a few short sentences. Coke exclaimed, “Maybe none of [these students] thought they would go out into space. But, then they read [“Voyager’s Greatest Hits”] and think, “I could be an engineer” that designs the next Voyager that goes out into deep space and discovers stuff for the next generation that goes out into space. That’s what we strive to do here at Jardine.” So, thank you Wichita, thank you Subaru, and thank you to all the educators at Jardine and around the world! When we Love, they learn!

Subaru of Wichita
Subaru Loves Learning

Subaru Light’s The Night - Kyle S

Did you know the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is the world’s largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer? Did you know that Subaru of Wichita joined LLS and took steps to end cancer? This fall, our dealership joined LLS with Light The Night and helped shine a ray of hope among other volunteers and survivors. Light The Night is a series of fundraising campaigns benefiting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s funding of research to find blood cancer cures. The community is encouraged to get together every year to walk to end cancer and to honor, celebrate, or remember those touched by cancer. The Subaru of Wichita team made up of Kyle, Katy, Emilee, Paul, Erica (to name a few), arrived at the Exploration Place to join the community in this memorable walk. Not only did we encourage our customers, friends, and family to walk with us, but we also asked for donations to give to LLS. Through our efforts, we were able to raise $650 for the cause. The money raised will help the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s mission – to fund life-saving research and provide support to blood cancer patients and their families. It was inspiring to see the community come together to bring light to the darkness of cancer. We had the chance to be part of the survivor ceremony where survivors shared their stories while a beam of hope reached up to the sky. We witnessed the Remembrance Pavilion where family, friends, and co-workers could leave tributes to their loved ones. It was an honor to have our company there to support those who have experienced cancer in their lives. Erica, Subaru Volunteer, stated “I had no idea how many lives were affected by this type of cancer. Seeing all the white lanterns held by survivors was an eye-opening experience for me.” We look forward to doing this every year to empower our employees and community to raise funds for LLS. We hope to become a leader in support of the search to end cancer.

Subaru Light’s The Night

Career Day at Jardine Middle School - Kyle S

For career day at Jardine Middle School, Subaru of Wichita was proud to send Emilee Reinert to speak about what it means to be a salesperson. Here are a few amazing insights Emilee shared with these middle school students: Emilee started by sharing a very emotional story with them about her journey leading up to becoming a salesperson at Subaru of Wichita. Emilee said, “It was important to me to let them know who I really am as a person...” She continued, “I wanted to start by getting to know them and for them to get to know me. I wanted to show them that relationship building is key for better understanding your customer’s needs and offering a product that fits those needs.” Emilee described the unpleasant experience that is all too often associated with dealerships due to the fast and hard approach by the salesperson. “To be successful, I want to flip this bad reputation around and focus on creating real relationships with customers,” Emilee said. After speaking with some of the teachers, it seems Emilee was unknowingly reinforcing what the teachers are also attempting every day in their classrooms; it’s all about the “soft skills.” Soft skills are the interpersonal skills and communication skills needed to succeed in the workplace – in other words, these are people skills. Often we think about the classroom as a place where students develop hard skills like typing, writing, math, and so on. But, get a teacher talking about what they envision as a successful student and you’ll find their focus is mostly on helping students become better communicators. Emilee did a fantastic job of getting the students to understand how easy it can be to be successful in the professional world; tell the truth, be yourself, and be there to give information. That’s it! Emilee also spent some of her time explaining the importance of knowing how to buy their first car. Buying a car is usually a young person’s first major purchase. There are hundreds of ways to do it wrong and it’s incredibly easy to fall into a bad situation. Failing to pay a loan, having a mechanical nightmare of a car, or often times both is a common mistake that follows them for years. Whether it’s your first car or your 15th, buying a car can change your whole life. I know Emilee and the rest of the family here at Subaru of Wichita take pride in helping change lives for the better. Emilee later said, “It was incredible to see the kids light up. There is so much to sell that most people, let alone kids do not realize. It was a great way to connect with the kids and show them another career that is out there.”

Career Day at Jardine Middle School

2nd Annual Free Adopt-A-Pet Day - Kyle S

Could you imagine your furry friend alone without the love of your family? We couldn’t either! Unfortunately, that’s a reality for about 20,000 pets that circulate through the local animal shelters each year. That’s why Subaru of Wichita supports organizations that do good for them. This summer, we had the opportunity to join some amazing Wichitans and do something…PAWsome! Subaru of Wichita participated in another annual Adopt-A-Pet Day and helped raise $30,000 for local animal shelters! This summer we filled our lobby with pets looking for families and covered the cost of adoption for anyone willing to give them a forever home! We stayed open until the last pet found its new family and its second chance in life. Subaru of Wichita is a proud and active supporter of Subaru’s Love Promise. The Love Promise is “a pledge to do right by the communities in which we all live and work.” The Subaru Loves Pets campaign encompasses efforts to improve the lives of all animals, domesticated and wild. Since 2008, Subaru has donated nearly $22 million to the ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals), helped support over 1,500 animal welfare related events, and significantly impacted the rescue, transport, and adoption of more than 50,000 animals nationwide. Subaru of Wichita and our amazing community held the 2nd Annual Adopt-A-Pet Day which benefited animals from the Kansas Humane Society, Beauties and Beasts, K9 Karma, and Lifeline Animal Placement & Protection (LAPP). From 11am-7pm, these amazing animal shelters worked tirelessly to adopt out pets to the community. We couldn’t have been more honored to help the non-profit organizations achieve their mission – to help abused and neglected animals have a permanent home. Thank you Wichita for coming out to support your local animal shelters! We love animals and we couldn’t have reached this wonderful milestone without you. We look forward to partnering with our local animal shelters again next year!

Subaru of Wichita
2nd Annual Free Adopt-A-Pet Day

Subaru Supports Leukemia & Lymphoma Society - Alyssa S

On June 28, 2018, Subaru of Wichita fulfilled their promise to bring hope, love, and warmth to the darkness of cancer. They delivered blankets and craft kits to local cancer patients at Wesley Children's Hospital in Wichita, Kansas. Representatives from Subaru brought 80 blankets and 50 craft kits to donate to the hospital. Subaru representatives included Ernest Arriaga, Kayla Gruver, Sylvia Martinez, Kyle Schoenhofer, Kacie St. John, and Samantha Weaver. Both the cancer patients at the hospital and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society staff are extremely grateful for this support from our partners at Subaru of Wichita.

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Subaru Supports Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Pit Bull Passion - Ericka G

Pit bulls have a reputation for being aggressive dogs that fight. This has nothing to do with the actual breed, but due to a long history of pit bulls being used for criminal activities. While these are the fault of the owners, pit bulls got the bad rap. Because of that, our shelters often house numerous pit bulls. These dogs sometimes find homes, but many also must be put down. This is a reputation we are working to change, but there is a lot that must be done. Helping us is Subaru of Wichita. With their love of animals, they helped us to have a Free Adoption Day on October 21st and all large dogs were FREE thanks to Subaru of Wichita. They specific purpose was to help clean our shelters of pit bulls, with the dogs being free allowing more people to be able to step up and offer their homes. Subaru of Wichita promoted the event and because of them we were able to adopt 54 dogs and 22 cats. Thank you Subaru of Wichita for your constant support for the animals in our community and for helping us hold numerous adoption events.

Kansas Humane Society
Pit Bull Passion

Balloons and Donuts: Best Way to Start Your Day - Michelle E

Children unanimously love two things in life: balloons and donuts. Put these two together and you have a recipe for a great time. That’s exactly what happened September 28th when the Subaru of Wichita was invited to make some kids smile. A local college had a Disney themed event. Rather than let the balloons go to waste, Subaru of Wichita grabbed them and a ton of donuts and headed to Rainbow United to share with the kids. They went room to room surprising the young children with balloons and donuts to start their morning. Not only did they make the mornings of the children better, but the teachers of the classes also got to partake in the donuts. A surprise breakfast is always appreciated, and this was loved. Thank you to Subaru of Wichita for not only recycling the Disney balloons, but also showing such love and compassion for a group of children who could really use it. They constantly show their desire to just love on the community with acts like this.

Rainbows United Inc

Clear the Shelters! - Sam S

A pet is more than just a pet; it’s a part of the family. It’s loved and cherished, and often times treated just like a child. Subaru of Wichita has always shown a love for animals. With dog treats in their showroom and their constant support of local animal shelters, Wichita knows it’s always safe to bring their furry friends on the Subaru lot. With that love for pets, Subaru of Wichita helped spread joy across the community by helping to provide free animals at the Kansas Humane Shelter. On August 19th, as part of the Clear the Shelters Campaign, Subaru of Wichita paid down the price of animals so that hundreds of our furry friends could find a home. That morning people began lining up at 4 am to make sure they got the pet of their choice. Subaru of Wichita showed up with donuts for everyone, and other goodies too. As people got their free pet, Subaru of Wichita took a new family portrait for them and gave them a goodie bag full of useful new items to help with their new pet. All day long Subaru of Wichita was there to be the first to congratulate everyone on his or her new family member. Every animal was adopted that day. Thank you to Subaru of Wichita for helping with this event, and helping to find loving homes for all those animals.

Clear the Shelters!

Food for Thought! - Justin S

On Thursday August 10, 2017 the New Teacher Orientation was happening for USD 259. 450 new teachers were going to be welcomed to the district and begin getting vital information to their upcoming school year. Subaru of Wichita, for the second year in a row, wanted to make sure they were taken care of properly. Arriving early, they set up the food to welcome the teachers. As the teachers began to fill into the school, Subaru of Wichita employees were there to greet them and welcome them to the event. As the teachers sat down, they were given a note from Subaru of Wichita detailing how each teacher was an “Everyday Hero” and thanked them beautifully for the work they do. Not only did Subaru of Wichita make sure the teachers were well fed for their important day of information, they extended the invitation to all the workers and “school” vendors there to help the teachers. Over 500 people were fed. It didn’t stop there however. Subaru of Wichita packed up and headed over to the local Police Station to make sure everybody on shift also received a delicious breakfast. When asked why they did all this, Noah Taylor (Marketing Director) said, “It’s about doing good because it’s the right thing to do, not because you expect something back. We ask this: if we made you smile today, do random acts of kindness to someone else. Keep sharing the love.” Thank you to Subaru of Wichita for caring so much about our public schools!

Food for Thought!

Boot Scoot'n Boogie! - Sam S

Music builds bridges. The rhythms resonate through our bodies and join us together. Music festivals bring people together. From all walks of life, people come together to share their passion and love for bands. Wichita has never had a music festival. There have been concerts, but nothing dedicated to the love of music. Wichita Festivals Inc. reached out to Subaru of Wichita to help make this much-needed experience finally happen. With an amazing line up and an iconic location, together they set out to make a new tradition in Wichita. Located in the heart of Wichita, the concert encouraged people to create an urban campground. The venue was packed as the music played long into the night and into the next day. Already people are calling for another one next year. Music is important, and celebrating our shared love for the art is just as important. It was amazing to see the people of Wichita come together to bring life into this dream. Promoting music is an important part of growing a community. Plus we got to see some of Subaru of Wichita’s dance moves, and they were killer! Next years concert series will be even better!

Boot Scoot'n Boogie!

Subaru of Wichita Beats the Heat - Betai A

There’s nothing like a cool treat on a hot summer day, and this July 16th Subaru of Wichita provided that much needed relief to the city of Wichita. July 16th was National Ice Cream Day, and it was also an extremely hot day in Wichita. Subaru of Wichita felt the city needed an escape, so they contacted a local ice cream shop named Churn and Burn. Subaru of Wichita employees, along with Subaru Ambassadors, loaded up ice cream into coolers and went to different locations in the city. All across Wichita, they set up shop and began to hand out free ice cream. Word quickly spread across town. Soon hundreds of individuals were crowded around each location. Subaru owners showed up to support the event, and share their love for the brand. With a smile, the Subaru employees and brand ambassadors distributed ice cream to close to 400 people. “It’s great to be able to make someone’s day a little brighter,” said Noah Taylor, Marketing Director. “Having the Subaru Ambassadors help and Subaru Owners come out and show their support means a lot. Really highlights the love we have in this community.” After all the ice cream was gone, people stayed around relaxing and enjoying the day. Thank you to Subaru of Wichita for provided an escape to the heat, and for displaying true love for this community.

Subaru of Wichita Beats the Heat

Brightening Up A Birthday - Kayla G

Turning 16 is a big deal. The world begins to open up as you can start to learn to drive. It’s an age you look forward to, a milestone in your life. But when that birthday is spent in the hospital battling cancer, it can ruin the memory forever. Recently Wesley Medical Center reached out to Subaru of Wichita to share the story of a special girl. This 15 year old had been in and out of the hospital fighting cancer, and was going to spend her 16th birthday undergoing treatment. What should have been a day full of fun and laughter was going to be taken away from her. Wesley Medical Center reached out the day before her birthday asking for any help in brightening her day, and so the employees at Subaru of Wichita jumped into action. They found out the girl-loved dirt bikes, so they made her a customized dirt bike themed cake complete with ramps and mud. Then they made sure she looked the part by finding her favorite type of gear in her favorite color. They surprised her on her birthday, giving her gifts and words of encouragement. This truly shows the heart of this organization. To rally around a girl so quickly and with such love, that’s what the Subaru Love Promise is about. Thank you, Subaru of Wichita, for truly caring about the people in our community.

Brightening Up A Birthday

More Than a Meal - Dawne T

Meals on Wheels helps hundreds of thousands of people remain independent as they age. These people are often homebound. While the meal each day is often needed, so is the human interaction. Nothing spreads joy faster than a hot meal and a warm smile. This month for Subaru Loves to Care, Subaru of Wichita decided to take it a step further after the donation of blankets. The people at Subaru of Wichita delivered meals for the last week in June. Each day their employees would go out and deliver meals and speak to the recipients. “The intention is to show our employees that we do good just to bring joy to others,” said Noah Taylor, Marketing Director. “We wanted them to see first hand how a small act like that can light up someone’s day.” To the employees of Subaru of Wichita, it’s not just about selling a car. It’s about helping the people in our community, no matter what their circumstance is. They have taken the Love Promise and turned it into a commitment.

More Than a Meal

See Joe/Jane Tri! - Heidi C

Participating in a Triathlon is a daunting task. Someone who has never done one can often feel as though they have no idea where to start. T3 Triathlon reached out to Subaru of Wichita to help them find people who wanted to change their lives for the better, but were either afraid to try alone or had no idea where to start. Subaru of Wichita held a contest to pay for two winners (a guy and a girl) to train with T3 Triathlon and achieve their dream of participating in a Triathlon. However, Subaru of Wichita didn't just hand over a check. Early in the morning, while the participants trained hard, Subaru of Wichita was right there along side to support them. Then on race day, Subaru of Wichita was there to show support. They cheered as the contestants ran into the freeing waters; they ran up to the biking area to cheer them on as they transitioned to the long bike ride. Then on the 6-mile run they walked the route cheering and high-fiving runners along the way. thank you to Subaru of Wichita for supporting such an active sport, and for helping two people accomplish their dreams!

T3 Triathlon
See Joe/Jane Tri!

Subaru Loves to Care & LLS - Danielle S

On June 20th at 2:00pm LLS Staff member Jessie Rainey met with Noah Taylor from Subaru of Wichita, Jenna Sauls from Wesley Hospital and lymphoma survivor Nikki Robinson of Martin Pringle. They delivered 80 blankets, 20 care kits and over 100 care cards to Wesley Hospital. A local news station in Wichita reached out to the hospital after hearing this drop off would happen and met up with the drop off team that afternoon. The KSN news coverage was shown on local channels that evening and a small piece was written up for their website. When asked why Subaru was involved in this partnership, Noah Taylor, Subaru representative, said it best, “Subaru is all about love, loving our customers, loving our co-workers, but most importantly, loving our community, that means everybody. We want to be there and hopefully provide hope for these people as they’re going through their treatment.”

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Subaru Loves to Care & LLS

Planting the ideas of a brighter tomorrow. - Jeanie Y

Subaru of Wichita set out to start an avalanche of change to their local environment. Hoping to teach the next generation the importance of protecting the environment, Subaru of Wichita reached out to Gammon Elementary to do something amazing. These children would get the opportunity to change the world. They began by speaking to the children about the importance of keeping our environment clean and loving the earth. Then each child in the school was given a tree sapling so they could take it home and plant it with their family. "We wanted to give the kids a visual representation of their choice to help change the world," said Tom White Jr., General Manager of Subaru of Wichita. "As the family comes together to plant the tree, it becomes almost symbolic. It's their mark on the Earth. They changed the planet, as a family. To me, that's powerful." Subaru of Wichita also donated 300 trees to support the reforestation of Haiti, as the country is in dire need of trees. The children were excited to know that a thousand miles away children like them would be planting trees as well and together changing the world for the better. Some of the trees were also donated to the school so that the children could watch them grow each day.

Gammon Elementary School
Planting the ideas of a brighter tomorrow.

Flash Dine! - Noah T

One third of American’s have never met their neighbors. That’s a sad statistic. Something needs to be done about that. So Subaru of Wichita and Yellow Brick Street Team decided to bring the people of Wichita together for an intimate experience. The first ever Flash Dine was held recently and the turn out was amazing. Attendees were invited to bring tables, chairs, food, drinks, and even games to a huge picnic together. Here’s the catch, the location was unknown up until the day of the event. Through some awesome social media marketing, an email list of over 600 was amassed within a few weeks. The day of the event everyone gathered under an iconic Wichita location. Laughter, music, and fun was shared amongst everyone there. Strangers enjoyed dinner together. New friends were made. That’s not all though, after the sun went down. Subaru of Wichita deployed a mobile movie theater for the people to watch an iconic Kansas movie. With over 300 people showing up and enjoying the event, it was a massive success. The next event is already getting bigger. Thanks to Subaru of Wichita and Yellow Brick Street Team for building bridges between neighbors, and creating an exciting event to promote loving your city and the people who reside within.

Flash Dine!

Dispelling the fears of car buying. - Brian D

First time car buying can be a scary experience. You don’t understand all the words that are being thrown around, and you have no idea if you are getting a good deal or not. Subaru of Wichita is dedicated to helping dispel those fears in students one class at a time. Trinity Academy once again reached out to Subaru of Wichita to help teach students about the process of buying a car and what to watch out for. As these students are on their way to purchasing their first vehicle before college, Subaru of Wichita understands it’s important their first car be one that can last. While the sale may not be from Subaru of Wichita, they believe that the students getting the right jumpstart to their life is far more important. They set aside their morning on two different days to help the students shop around with created scenarios so they can understand how credit and money down plays into car buying. Then after searching for the car to match their scenario, the students spent time asking questions about the process as a whole. The people at Subaru of Wichita walked them through everything, and even gave them some tips to make sure they got the very best car for their situation. It’s refreshing to see a dealership that has a heart for helping, not just selling. Thank you Subaru of Wichita!

Dispelling the fears of car buying.

Night to Shine - Noah T

Night to Shine is an unforgettable prom night experience centered on God’s love for people with special needs ages 14 and older. On the night of February 10, 2017, 375 churches from around the world hosted Night to Shine for 75,000 honored guests through the support of 150,000 volunteers! The accounting office from Subaru of Wichita partnered with Aviator Church to host this event in Derby, Kansas. This is the second year that Aviator has hosted this special event and the amazing thing is that we doubled the number of guests that attended. One of the touching stories that came out of the night was about an Uncle of one of the guests that drove from Kansas City to see his niece walk down the red carpet. This is something that he never thought he would see. It was very emotional for the family as well as the volunteers especially after he was diagnosed with terminal cancer. We helped out first by checking in the guests and volunteers and matching them up with their buddies for the night. As the evening went on the time came for us to pass out the crowns and tiaras so all of the guests could be crowned Kings and Queens. Lastly, as the evening came to an end we handed out “SWAG BAGS” to the guests as they were leaving. The bags contained, among other mementos, a picture frame for their prom photo to remember their “Night to Shine.”

Night to Shine

Night Under the Stars: Helping the Homeless - Noah T

Subaru’s love promise is about doing right by the communities in which we live and work. One of those communities that often get overlooked is the homeless. The Student Organization of Social Workers dedicates much of their free time to handing out food and clothing donations to the homeless. Often times, these items are paid for by the students themselves. Last year they held “A Night Under the Stars” where the students spent 24 hours with the homeless. They feed them; give them haircuts, and cold weather gear. Then at the end of the day they spend the night on the streets in order to raise awareness and teach the students just how difficult it is to be homeless in the freezing winters of Kansas. Subaru of Wichita came alongside this year and really helped step it up. Subaru of Wichita secured an indoor venue for the students to cook hot meals for the homeless, and even got a local salon to bring their stylists to cut even more hair! The biggest impact was all the donations Subaru of Wichita raised. With over 75 pairs of shoes, 200 jackets/long sleeved shirts, 300 toothbrushes, and 75 pairs of pants, Subaru of Wichita helped really bring warmth to the homeless. They stayed out all night with the students and helped distribute clothing until the wee hours of the morning. Their dedication to really bringing impactful change to the community is evident in not just their words, but also in their actions.

Night Under the Stars: Helping the Homeless

12 Days of Christmas - Chelsea T

Christmas is a time for giving, and nobody understands that better than Subaru of Wichita with their Christmas project, 12 Days of Christmas. On December 7th, they allowed anyone to nominate families in need of a Christmas blessing. Taking the nominations, they picked the 12 they felt really needed the blessing the most. The chosen recipients included families who had children with special needs, a father who recently lost his wife, and a crisis center that housed nine families on the run from abusers. Then, starting on December 13th, they would surprise the individual with gifts. These gifts included a car, a refrigerator for a sick child’s medicine, and food for needy families. Each gift brought with it words of encouragement and compassion from the dealership. They highlighted the individuals on Facebook, and encouraged others to encourage the recipients in the comments. The workers at Subaru of Wichita personally donated over and over to bring even more help to the families. Many recipients couldn’t afford food for their family, and without Subaru of Wichita’s help many kids would have been hungry for Christmas. For 12 days straight Subaru of Wichita focused on helping families, and connecting them with support systems to better their situation. Subaru is about love, and Subaru of Wichita has opened their hearts and shown true love to the people of Wichita.

12 Days of Christmas

Thinking of the Future - Stacy C

Children can often feel as though they have no choice in what they are going to grow up to be. In many first generation families, children have no idea how to achieve their dreams. We are so thankful to Subaru of Wichita for coming out to Jardine STEM and Career Exploration Academy to talk to the kids about their futures. Adam and Noah shared their stories of how they came to work for Subaru, to highlight to the kids that success in life isn’t a straight path. They talked about going after their passions in life and not letting anyone lead them astray. The people of Subaru of Wichita talked to five different classes, and in each one they shared to the kids how they can truly become what they want to be. A lot of the kids have been told they have certain barriers that will stop them, and Subaru of Wichita talked about how those barriers can be broken down. It was amazing to hear those guys really open up to the kids. The kids were able to ask questions about all the jobs at the dealership, and even questions about interviewing for their first jobs. What started as a talk about marketing, turned into a talk about true success in life through happiness. Subaru of Wichita has really shown a dedication to the children of this school, and you can see the effects on the kids. It’s one thing to talk about helping the next generation, but Subaru of Wichita steps up to truly set an example for these kids.

Jardine STEM and Career Explorations Academy
Thinking of the Future

September to Remember - Noah T

Actions speak louder than any words. For the entire month of September, Subaru of Wichita took up the challenge to make everyday better for someone. They began using the hashtag #LoveChallengeICT, and with this hashtag they encouraged the spread of love throughout their community. It started with a simple act. Subaru of Wichita reached out to the Kansas Humane Society to thank them for all they do, upon arriving they asked the Kansas Humane Society who they feel does amazing work for this community. Subaru of Wichita then went to that organization and the pattern kept going every day for the entire month of September. Each day, Subaru of Wichita employees would load up on donuts, flowers, candy, and more. The employees would then deliver the gifts of love to the community leaders and every day heroes. Along with gifts, the employees would encourage those they visited, and challenge them to continue on the kindness by making someone else’s day. As well as bouncing from business to business and individual to individual through word of mouth, Subaru of Wichita also monitored Twitter for people asking for help or sharing their needs. They would then try to meet as many of those as they could. All month long they showered the community with love, and challenged others to do so. In doing this they proved once again to the community that this was a business dedicated to the enrichment and development of their local community.

September to Remember

"Car Talk" Demystified - Brian D

Buying a car for the first time is extremely scary. Walking onto the dealership, a new buyer can feel lost and confused at all the “car talk” being thrown at them. Nothing prepares you for the experience. There are so many decisions to make, and they can affect you for a long time. I reached out to Subaru of Wichita to ask them to help me teach my students about buying a car. I knew it was one thing to read about it in a book, it was another to actually be at the dealership experiencing it. On October 12-13, Subaru of Wichita welcomed us with open arms. I had given the students specific scenarios, and Subaru of Wichita helped facilitate those. The students walked around the lot looking at cars, while the people of Subaru of Wichita talked to them and answered questions as if the students were actual customers. Then, once inside, they broke the car buying process down for the students and demystified it. They taught the students what to watch out for, what to ask, and more importantly how to prepare. It’s not often you find a dealership willing to teach people so much about car buying. Subaru of Wichita says that education is important, and proved those words.

"Car Talk" Demystified

Early Morning Encouragement - Stacy C

In the wee hours of the morning, the men and women from Subaru of Wichita gathered under the lights to talk about the game plan. They had come out to Jardine Middle School to help us with Attendance Awareness Month. They greeted each student with a high five and words of encouragement as they entered the school. They stood there, all morning long, encouraging children until all of the students had entered the building and the school bell rang. Not only did the children receive encouragement, but the adults did as well. The members of Subaru of Wichita stood out by the road with donuts to give to the parents to thank them. After the bell rang, they went to every room to celebrate and give candy to the kids. It was such a blessing to see their enthusiasm and to help show the kids the importance of coming to school on time. We had reached out to Subaru of Wichita to help us in some way to show the children that attendance was important. They really stepped up to the plate. Each child in our school was affected by Subaru of Wichita, and the parents were as well. Thank you so much Subaru of Wichita for your continuous endeavor to help our education systems in Wichita.

Early Morning Encouragement

Encouragement toward Excellence - Stacy C

We have the best students and faculty of any school in the UNIVERSE (at least we think so). Here at Jardine’s STEM and Career Explorations, our theme is centered on the importance to prepare competitive citizens for the technology-rich, innovative, and global careers that 21st century learners will experience as adults. Students have the opportunity to receive strong foundation knowledge in the four interrelated domains of STEM literacy: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. We are a Title One School with 89% of our students falling into the poverty level category, so attendance can falter for many reasons. We hoped to find a creative way to encourage attendance and excellence this year. Because of their reputation for community service, we reached out to Subaru of Wichita and there wasn't even a seconds' hesitation to help. On September 20th, they showed up with donuts for around 100 parents who drop off their kids at our schools and thanked them and reminded them about the importance of timeliness and involvement in their kids' educational lives. They high-fived and cheered on the students as they walked in. They then walked to EACH room and shared laughs while they delivered candy and happiness to over 550 students. Then they left candy for our support staff! They also donated the buckets they had brought everything in! I couldn't have imagined this morning going any better for the students, faculty, staff or anyone else involved. Thanks Subaru!!!

Jardine STEM and Career Exploratory Academy
Encouragement toward Excellence

Shed some sweat, but no tears! - Kris R

The Riverside neighborhood in Wichita is a vital part of the city's historic core. Residents and surrounding neighbors come to Riverside for a variety of events, attractions and activities. Our neighborhood is full of entrepreneurial energy, excitement and Subaru drivers! There are many other areas of the city that Subaru could have chosen for a contribution, but they generously funded a storage shed for a community garden we are creating. Subaru bought and ordered the shed and sent a work crew to build it. This crew, along with Riverside neighborhood volunteers, spent a morning doing what would have taken the garden organizers many days of work and over $1500. Finances aside, we are amazed and grateful for Subaru of Wichita's kindness and generosity. They went COMPLETELY out of their way to invest in this small part of our city. Now we have the beginning of a beautiful community garden where residents can build relationships, grow flowers and vegetables and make our earth just a little bit better. And we have a long-term relationship with Subaru--a company committed to investing in our community. We are looking forward to the growth of our garden with on-going support from Subaru. Thank you, Subaru of Wichita!

Shed some sweat, but no tears!

Orientation Breakfast for 400 New Teachers - Brenda D

On August 11th, 2016, Subaru of Wichita provided our more than 400 support staff and new teachers with breakfast, their first apple (a kind and heartwarming gesture) and thank you cards for each of the new teachers entering the USD 259 School District. With warm smiles and lots of encouragement, they politely served and congratulated our 2016-2017 new teacher hires. Not only was this unexpected, but it was unprecedented. The gift of a hot meal was appreciated by new and current faculty alike. Subaru has gone above and beyond in our community, supporting many educational and learning endeavors here locally and nationally. USD 259 has loved and will continue to love the support given by Subaru of Wichita and the team there. Thank you for the food, the gesture and most importantly for the "thanks". Many of these teachers are on an exciting and brand new adventure. Knowing there is a caring company locally that will support them in their undertakings is a breath of fresh air.

USD 259
Orientation Breakfast for 400 New Teachers

Last minute Support, Long-term Friendship - Lynda F

A HUGE thank you to Scott Pitman, Dusty Rhodes and everyone at Subaru of Wichita for their truly miraculous, last-minute assistance toward a project that TheCRWN and Brotherhood Preschool had been working on for months. Due to unforeseen circumstances, a donor and support sponsor had backed out of helping out on an event put on in Downtown Wichita called Sole Purpose. Sole Purpose is an annual event where shoe aficionados gather to buy, sell or trade shoes and enhance the community at the same time. Subaru of Wichita came to the rescue and offered financial backing to allow the event to continue and raise money and awareness for Brotherhood Preschool. TheCRWN (promoter of the event), because of a generous gift from Subaru of Wichita, made a donation to Brotherhood Preschool that will allow the low-cost, inner-city preschool to set up a scholarship fund on behalf of late co-founder, Gloria Stuart. Gloria's legacy was one of love and service. Known to most as Nanny or Mother Stuart, Gloria embodied the nurturing caretaker you would hope to leave your children with when dropping them off at Preschool. One to not settle for mediocrity, she left an impact on anyone she came in contact with. She inspired many business and community leaders in over 40 years of education, and her legacy will continue thanks to the generous support and contributions made by the team at Subaru of Wichita.

Brotherhood Preschool
Last minute Support, Long-term Friendship

A different kind of house, a WHOLE lot of Good - Carol B

Gingerbread Village is an annual community event for the Assistance League of Wichita (ALW). ALW is a nonprofit organization of volunteers dedicated to addressing specific needs of the Wichita community through philanthropic programs. This event is open to the public and runs from Friday evening through Sunday afternoon a few weeks before Thanksgiving. Each person (children and adults) who attends creates his/her own gingerbread house with supplies furnished by the ALW. The proceeds from Gingerbread Village help us support our philanthropic programs: Operation School Bell (provides new clothing to students in need), Scholarships to graduating seniors, Sexual Assault Victim Support Program (gives clothing and necessary items to victims of sexual assault), and Bear Hugs (where new teddy bears are provided to sexually abused children for comfort during examination by nurses). Needless to say, it takes a monumental amount of volunteer hours to host a successful event like Gingerbread Village. Volunteers do everything from setting up boxes of supplies, making frosting, helping with the design and construction process for many families, and cleaning up. We are grateful to Subaru of Wichita for the many tireless volunteers and the hours and dedication they gave us at our 2015 event. Without them, we would not have been able to see over 3,500 gingerbread houses going out the door in the hands of smiling children and happy adults.

Assistance League of Wichita
A different kind of house, a WHOLE lot of Good

Car Bash - Of course we would never bash a Subaru! - Darla H

On behalf of the Trinity Academy Cheer Team, I would like to thank Subaru of Wichita for donating a car to our annual Car Bash to help our cheer team to pay for summer camp, uniforms, and expenses throughout the school year. This is a tradition for our team each year as part of the Trinity Academy Heritage Days. This year we had a tailgate night for all to attend prior to the kickoff of the Friday night football game. Trinity organizations and teams each have fun activities and different items to sell to raise money for their group. The cheerleaders supply sledgehammers, axes, and various other “weapons” for students and fans to bash the car. It’s always a fun event for all! Subaru of Wichita went above and beyond to make sure the car was emptied of fluids and delivered on time for our event. Benny Bowden even came the night of the Car Bash to take pictures and make sure the car was hauled off afterwards. Trinity Academy stands for Truth, Faith, and Character. Thank you Subaru of Wichita and Benny Bowden for showing what it means to serve. You helped make this year’s event one of our best!

Trinity Academy Cheer Team
Car Bash - Of course we would never bash a Subaru!

Providing Assistance to Those That Assist - Kathy W

A meeting between Subaru of Wichita and the Assistance League of Wichita to discuss the possibility of backpack donations resulted in an incredible partnership between these mission-minded entities. The Assistance League was overwhelmed when Subaru of Wichita chose us as the local recipient of the “Share the Love” campaign in 2015. We were humbled by the energy the sales people put into the campaign and their words encouraging contributions to our philanthropic programs. Our organization is unique in that we are all volunteers, no paid staff. One hundred percent of donations goes to our philanthropic programs. Because of Subaru’s support we are able to continue our work in the following: Operation School Bell (provides new clothing to Wichita students in need), Scholarships to Wichita area graduating seniors, Sexual Assault Victim Support Program (gives clothing and necessary items to victims of sexual assault), and Bear Hugs where new teddy bears are provided to sexually abused children for comfort during examination by nurses. Subaru of Wichita can be proud of the investment it has made to meet these needs that are not addressed by any other organizations locally. We’ve seen an increase in need in several of our programs and Subaru’s financial contribution will allow us to continue to serve those needs. We view the presentation of the “Share the Love” campaign check as a kick-off for a long-term relationship in serving the Wichita community.

The Assistance League of Wichita
Providing Assistance to Those That Assist

Jammin' With the Jaguars - Stacy C

Jardine’s STEM and Career Explorations theme is centered on the national importance to prepare competitive citizens for the technology-rich, innovative, and global careers that 21st century learners will experience as adults. Students have the opportunity to receive strong foundational knowledge in the four interrelated domains of STEM literacy: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.Developing STEM practices provides students with meaningful opportunities to conduct investigations, gather/use information, consider societal issues, and solve problems using critical thinking and technology as tools. Subaru of Wichita helped us by purchasing headsets which will allow our students to interact locally, nationally, and globally. We would like to say Thank You to Scott Pitman and Subaru of Wichita for the generous donation of headsets and the opportunity to work with your company in the future.

Jardine Middle School
Jammin' With the Jaguars

Food, Education, and Love - Balan, Haiti - Scott P

When Scott & Michelle Pitman started their dealership in 2007, they were not just "out to make a dollar" but rather "out to make a difference." Early on, one of the main goals of the dealership was to "Adopt a Village" in a 3rd world country. During a trip to Haiti with the Salvation Army in 2010 (1 month before the devastating earthquake), Scott ended up in Balan (a place deemed "the poorest and driest area in all of Haiti"). After the trip, the Pitmans and others immediately started a program designed to educate, clothe, and feed children in the village of Balan. Today, the love for Balan has grown into the purchase of land, many building projects, and a large team of people to serve there. In the past 2 years, Subaru of Wichita has been THE major contributor and supporter of Walking in the Reign (a 501c3 Non-Profit founded by the Pitmans to support the work in Haiti) along with many other supporters and sponsors. During this time, Subaru of Wichita has supported WITR in opening a 10-room school that educates 400+ primary and secondary students, a kitchen and cafeteria where cooks prepare a daily meal (often the only meal students can count on), and supporting the staff of 23+ teachers, cooks, and administrators that teach and love the children of Balan. Thank you to Subaru of Wichita for going, raising support, raising awareness, and running a successful business that is committed to making a difference.

Food, Education, and Love - Balan, Haiti

Wichita Police Department K-9 Unit - Jess H

In 2006, the Wichita Police Department began a new K-9 unit. However, there were budgetary issues facing the unit including training for the unit's dogs and police officers. When Subaru of Wichita became aware of this issue, they eagerly stepped up and donated a significant amount of money to get the unit started. Since then, the relationship between the K-9 unit and Subaru has grown tremendously. After their initial donation, Subaru donated enough money to establish a K-9 tracking software program. Before the software was online, officers were required to spend hours writing out reports, but with the software, officers can rapidly type reports, give statistics, and get back to keeping the community safe. In August of 2015, Subaru supported the K-9 unit through a third grant. Subaru of Wichita has also allowed the K-9 unit complete use of their business and vehicles. On the streets, the dogs are most often used to search vehicles for narcotics. This made the Subaru lot the perfect venue to set up training scenarios. In fact, dogs, handlers, and teams come from all over Kansas to use Subaru of Wichita's lot for training in addition to K-9 demonstrations to educate the community on the work that these dogs and officers do. Subaru truly provides the K-9 unit with a training facility like none other. Subaru of Wichita's partnership with the K-9 unit is helping make Wichita a safer community through educating citizens, building relationships, and supporting the K-9 unit.

Wichita Police Department K-9 Unit

A Night to Shine - Sheryll A

I would like to thank Subaru of Wichita for donating their time and resources to "A Night to Shine" a prom for individuals that have special needs. The Tim Tebow Foundation and Aviator Church partnered together to hold the event and it was a HUGE success, due in part to Subaru of Wichita. I began talking about the event with coworkers at Subaru of Wichita and before I knew it we had collected several gowns to donate and almost the entire accounting office had volunteered to work the event. To top it off, I had e-mailed the dealership's owner (Scott Pitman), asking if we could leave early for the event. He responded that, of course, we could take off early and also asked me to let him know if there was anything the dealership could do to help out. 10 days before the event I got a call saying one of the larger sponsors backed out. They gave me a list of items they needed just in case Subaru of Wichita would be able to help with some of it. I emailed Mr. Pitman again, informing him of the need. I couldn't believe it when I got an email back saying that he would gladly cover the cost of ALL the items and then some. I feel so blessed to have the people at Subaru of Wichita in my life. They are willing to work together all day and volunteer together all night. The night of the event went off without a hitch and everyone I spoke to said they would be back again next year! We couldn't have done it without Subaru of Wichita and their wonderful people!

A Night to Shine

Cessna Elementary+Subaru of Wichita=Love Promise - Tiffany K

It was late July and as usual we were spread thin between getting our classrooms ready, preparing lessons, meeting with staff, and getting our heads in the game but lets not forget, we were busy spending money. We were buying crayons, markers, notebooks, pencils, border, storage bins, erasers, paper, and any other supplies you can think of. Not only were we spread thin physically, but we were definitely feeling it financially. As teachers, we love seeing our children grow in the classroom, but learning cant happen when we dont have the proper tools. It was at this time that we all received a beautiful gift. A gift of support. A gift of hope. A gift of love. A gift of possibilities. The gift is providing us with the ability to financially provide for our students in our classroom. It is allowing us to go above and beyond what we would be capable of any other year. It is not only providing us with supplies, it is instilling the importance of community and the gift of giving among our staff and students. For this, we want to send a huge thanks to Benny and Subaru of Wichita for lighting that spark in teachers. Thank you for all you have done and all you continue to do. I hope you see that your gift will forever impact the teachers and students here at Cessna Elementary!

Cessna Elementary
Cessna Elementary+Subaru of Wichita=Love Promise

Pleasant Surprise - Melissa M

Thanks to Subaru of Wichita and Benny Bowden for making my day! Benny made the trek to my office armed with a Shop-Vac and an extension cord and vacuumed out my car after I (jokingly) suggested on their Facebook posting that someone come vacuum it out for me. Not only does Subaru of Wichita deliver incredible customer service, but they truly care about their customers and the Wichita community. I'm proud to support Subaru and, specifically, the Subaru of Wichita team, as I feel that they truly do live up to the Subaru Love Promise.

Pleasant Surprise

Food Drive to Benefit Low Income Seniors - Sherri F

The members of Senior Services, Inc. of Wichitas staff would like to thank Subaru of Wichita for their assistance in meeting the nutrition needs of low income seniors! During the month of June 2015, the dealership organized a food drive to benefit clients of Senior Services, Inc. of Wichita. They collected enough food to fill a car! As a result of their efforts, 40 seniors received nonperishable food items that helped them stretch their limited budgets. One of these seniors was Donna who is a 24 hour caregiver for her husband. He has been disabled since 1992 when he was diagnosed with debilitating neuropathy. His health continued to decline due to Parkinson's disease. Now, Donna cares for all his needs including dressing, bathing, feeding and transferring. The food provided by the Subaru food drive certainly helped brighten her day as she was thrilled to select items that she cant usually afford. She was so impressed with the variety of food and told the staff that it was a true blessing and incredibly helpful to her. The local Subaru employees have truly put the Subaru Love Promise into practice to help our local community.

Senior Services, Inc. of Wichita
Food Drive to Benefit Low Income Seniors

Subaru of Wichita Delivers Over 225 Meals - Mike G

Subaru of Wichita employees in Wichita, Kansas literally put their wheels on the road to help the local Meals on Wheels program. Members of the Subaru team delivered one meal route each weekday for three weeks in June. At the end of their volunteer experience they had delivered over 225 meals to homebound seniors in Wichita. A program representative stated that this was a tremendous assistance to the Meals on Wheels program. Many volunteers take summer vacations which makes locating substitute drivers to deliver 900 meals each weekday a challenge. These employees stepped in to fill the void! Subaru really does stand by their commitment to help make a difference in their community. This was not simply a short-term effort by Subaru of Wichita. The dealership has encouraged their employees to get involved long-term by signing up to deliver meals regularly!

Meals On Wheels
Subaru of Wichita Delivers Over 225 Meals

Subaru of Wichita Celebrates Earth Month - Becky R

April was Earth Month and we wanted to celebrate at Subaru of Wichita by doing our part, so we partnered with two great organizations to host an event! Wednesday, April 22nd through Saturday the 25th, we handed out free sapling trees to celebrate Earth Day (Apr. 22) and Arbor Day (Apr. 24)! Each Colorado Blue Spruce sapling tree was individually contained in a plastic tube and came straight from the Arbor Day Foundation. Customers and Subaru of Wichita team members were encouraged to plant and grow the trees at home. Subaru of Wichita loves the earth, but we also love people. That's why we additionally partnered with an organization called Plant With Purpose to plant 300 trees in Haiti to help with reforestation efforts in the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake. Plant With Purpose is a nonprofit organization, which reverses deforestation and poverty around the world by transforming the lives of the rural poor. Their life-changing projects include soil conservation, community-based microfinance, reforestation efforts, and veterinary care all of which are designed to help farmers in third-world countries care for their land, provide for their families, and build a better future for their children. Subaru of Wichita is thrilled to have impacted the environment on a local level, but also in a third-world country in need.

Plant With Purpose and the Arbor Day Foundation
Subaru of Wichita Celebrates Earth Month

League 42 - Inner City Baseball League - Bob L

In December of this past year, Subaru of America hosted their annual Share the Love event. This year, Subaru of Wichita chose the local organization, League 42 as the local charity for this year's event. League 42 seeks to make the world of baseball affordable for all who wish to play. In order to keep costs low for participants, the organization offers a small "per family" registration fee that provides each player with a full uniform (jersey, pants, belt and hat), a baseball glove and additional playing equipment. Subaru of Wichita presented League 42 with a check for $27,814 and had a chance to visit with a few of the organization's representatives. It was a wonderful day and a huge victory for the Wichita community! "It's an extremely generous donation that [Subaru of Wichita] has made to us," said Bob, League 42's Chairman. "We buy equipment, we have fields that we maintain, we buy bats, balls, gloves, uniforms and it's through things like this that we're able to do that." Our dealership is proud to help League 42 give inner city kids of Wichita the opportunity to play baseball!

League 42
League 42 - Inner City Baseball League