Holmgren Subaru chooses Sails Up 4 Cancer for Share the Love Partner for Hometown Charity

Sails Up 4 Cancer is proud to be part of the Subaru America Share the Love campaign in conjunction with Holmgren Subaru, 3 New Park Ave, N. Franklin, CT.

For the 16th year, Subaru’s Signature Philanthropic Event Returns with Longtime National Charity Partners: the ASPCA®, Make-A-Wish®, Meals on Wheels America, and the National Park Foundation as well as over 800 local hometown charities.

By the end of this year’s event, Subaru and its participating retailers aim to reach a cumulative total of more than $285 million in donations.

“Each year, our Subaru community comes together for the Subaru Share the Love Event, collectively supporting causes that make an incredible impact on both a national and local scale. This event is at the heart of what makes us More Than a Car Company,” said Jeff Walters, President and Chief Operating Officer, Subaru of America, Inc. “Our customers inspire us, and we are excited to offer them another chance to give back to the causes that are closest to their hearts heading into this holiday season.”

For every new Subaru vehicle purchased or leased at any of the more than 630 Subaru retailers from November 16, 2023, through January 2, 2024, Subaru will donate $250 to the purchaser’s choice of charities. Retailers can also add up to two hometown charities in their local communities to receive an additional $50 or more for each vehicle sold or leased. 

SU4C, founded in 2011, is a 501(c)3 non profit corporation based in Mystic. Over the years SU4C has donated over $250,000 to a variety of research centers, hospitals, hospice care, and individuals dealing with all types of cancer.

“Don’t lose sight of the fact that the Holmgren team has educated their customers about Sails Up. Customers have a variety of options as far as where the donations go but has chosen Sails Up 4 Cancer to keep their gift local within the community and supports the Sails Up mission,” explained Ken Scanzio, Subaru District Sales Manager. 

Bob Davis, CEO of SU4C has partnered with the Holmgren team for numerous years on a variety of projects. “Bob has been a personal friend and he is passionate about Sails Up, it is impossible not to get involved and be supportive when the leader is someone who has not only survived two cancers but works incredibly hard to raise funds for future research and individual cancer care. I am proud to be a part of such a great organization,” said Eric Holmgren.

Since the launch of the Subaru Share the Love Event in 2008, Subaru of America, Inc. and its participating retailers have donated more than $256 million and supported over 2,100 hometown charities to help those in need.

Save the date for the Sails Up Regatta & Cornhole Tournament the weekend of June 14-15, 2024 at Mystic Shipyard.

For more information, please visit. www.SU4C.org and subaru.com/share


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For Immediate Release Sails Up is proud to announce

In August, the Stonington High School Girls tennis team hosted the 4th Annual Stonington Tennis Open and the 1st Annual Pickleball Tournament over the course of three days and named Sails Up 4 Cancer (SU4C) and the Stonington High School Girl’s Tennis Team as the beneficiaries of their hard work and long hours. Each year the girls identify a local organization and split the money they raise 50/50. With everyone ‘s help the girls raised over $10,000 to help support SHS Girls Tennis and Sails Up 4 Cancer.

In the summer of 2020, Stonington High School juniors, Maddie Hamm, Mia Lewandowski and Grace Milne started  talking about organizing a benefit tennis tournament. Their objective was to raise funds to help restore the JV girls tennis coaching position at the high school plus find a way to support their community. Thus, the beginning of the Stonington Open! 

Maddie, Mia and Grace graduated in 2022 and they finished their high school tennis careers as M-Class CT State Champions!  For the 2022 tournament, they have passed the baton to team members (of whom some are siblings) to keep the community tennis spirit alive and well in Stonington.

The 2023 Tournament added Pickle Ball and the committee consisted of Grace Duggan, Marina Lewandowski, Misha Lewandowski, Marcella Hamm and Gwendolyn McGugan. The girls collectively chose Sails Up 4 Cancer as their beneficiary and exceeded all expectations in money raised, sponsorships and participants. Past beneficiaries include: Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center, Safe Futures, Always Home and this year Sails Up 4 Cancer. 

“We are thrilled and honored to have been chosen as the recipient of funds by this dynamic group of young women,” said Bob Davis, President and CEO of SU4C. “We’re just over the moon with all the energy and coordination these young women did –  not only did they stage fabulous community event – but they also chose Sails Up 4 Cancer as their charity of choice to support cancer patients in our communities. This was an outstanding experience for Sails Up & we would like to give a huge thank you to all the sponsors and participants. The young people involved deserve the gold medal for community service,” said Davis.

SU4C is a charity organization dedicated to funding care, cures, research, education, and prevention for all types of cancer. This is accomplished through the art and enjoyment of sailing and other terrific events. SU4C has been able to assist many local cancer care centers plus the local Cancer Care Hospital, children afflicted with cancer, and both individuals and families struggling financially while battling cancer.

For Further information: Bob Davis, Sails Up 4 Cancer • Rdavis@su4c.org • www.su4c.org

Learn more about the Open: Stoningtonopen.com