McLarty Daniel gave away four new vehicles to students with perfect attendance at schools in Benton County for the 2016-2017 school year.
This was the first year to give away the vehicles, but according to Owner, Russ Daniel, it won't be the last! "We're still reeling from the results," Daniel said. "We tried to engage everybody," he said. "It's a big deal. There's some happy kids."
The giveaways were a way for the company to give back to the community. Before the start of the school year, McLarty Daniel met with area school superintendents, and together came up with a car giveaway. For the 2016-2017 school year, students at high schools in Bentonville and Rogers were encouraged to have perfect attendance. Students who had at least one nine-week period of perfect attendance had an opportunity to win a car.
School Principals, staff, parents and students were excited for the promotion. Here are a few of the quotes that were given to McLarty Daniel in show of support for this promotion.
"While the giveaway not only had an impact on attendance, I'd like to think it had an impact on school spirit. Students were excited to come to school, and when students attend class, they make better grades."Jonathan Guthrie, Principal Bentonville West
"I think it is really generous for McLarty Daniel to donate the car for that (student attendance incentive). It's cool!" Jaydra Smith, 10th grade BWHS
"McLarty Daniel has provided a great motivator to the students to be at school every day! We are grateful for the attendance incentive for our students." Josh Thompson, Assistant Principal BWHS
"I really appreciate the encouragement from McLarty Daniel. I feel it has really motivated students this year and helped by increasing student attendance." Tyler Stamps, 12th Grade, Rogers High School
"We appreciate McLarty Daniel for donating the car. The car has provided a visible positive incentive for all students to earn perfect attendance at RHS!" Lewis Villines, Principal, Rogers High School
"The Rogers Community is very supportive of the schools. McLarty Daniel is but one example and did they ever step up their support. They know that being present at school (and on the job) is so very important, and their giving away a car to a student with perfect attendance is one way to encourage our students. Thank you McLarty Daniel," Karen Steen, Principal, Heritage High School.
In each of the four giveaways, 10 students with perfect attendance were selected and given a key at each school. Only one key started each vehicle, and the person with that key was the winner.
McLarty Daniel looks forward to continued participation and success with The McLarty Daniel Attendance Is The Key Promotion for the 2017-2018 School Year.
The vehicles given away were a 2016 Nissan Versa from McLarty Daniel Nissan; a Jeep Renegade and Dodge Dart, from McLarty Daniel Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram; and the Fiesta from McLarty Daniel Ford. Schools included in the giveaway this year were Bentonville High School, Bentonville West High School, Rogers High School, Rogers Heritage High School and Rogers New Technology High School.
McLarty Daniel believes in Northwest Arkansas. We are humbled to be part of this amazing community, and to see first-hand the world-changing initiatives that arise from our corner of the world. Humbled, but also proud – proud that our greater family here in Benton and Washington counties are capable of so much great things, in ways large and small.
We believe that children are the future, and many of the programs we have been able to support in the past have involved children’s health and education.
Some but not all of our partnerships include:
McLarty Daniel provides a $2,000 grant monthly to a Bentonville Elementary School project. These project ideas are created by students and teachers. The community is then asked to vote on their favorite idea through social media. Once completed, the winner is announced at the school.
Supporters of the Arkansas Children's Hospital will Golf 4 Kids Golf Tournament and the Color of Hope Gala
Presenting sponosr for the inaugural Best Buddies Walk event, which was created to fund a chapter of Best Buddies in Northwest Arkansas. Best Buddies helps children and families with intellectual and development disabilities.
Russ Daniel was the winning Kiss A Pig candidate for the 2016 Kiss A Pig Gala, raising more than $150,000 to help fight diabetes through support, research and hopefully one day, a cure. The event raised over $1 million in 2016!
Proud capital sponsor of the Bike to the Future fundraiser for the “It Takes a Village to Raise a Child” campaign to support the relocation of the Helen R. Walton Children’s Enrichment Center.
Proud supporter of Cocktails & Cupcakes, which raises money for the Miller Woodruff Foundation, which raises awareness, fudns research and offers support to families who are faced with Spinal Muscular Atrophy.
Proud sponsor of Kid's College Scholarships, which allows children ages 9-13 to partiicpate in fun, educational shortterm courses offered at Northwest Arkansas Community College. From computer coding, robitics and presidential elections to cooking, junior medic and more, these programs are helping excite and educate children about their future growth & possiblities.
Proud supporter of the largest triathalon in Arkansas, which raises funds in support of research and care for those with Multiple Sclerosis through the Rampy MS Research Foundation.