Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Jim O’Donnell, President of BMW of North America, LLC, will host a special Teen Driving School

Woodcliff Lake, NJ – August 30, 2010… Today BMW announced Jim O’Donnell, President of BMW of North America, LLC, will host a special Teen Driving School on September 7, 2010 at U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago, Illinois to kick off the 2010 BMW Championship. The tournament features 70 of the world’s top professional golfers competing in the third leg of the PGA TOUR Playoffs for the FedExCup. Group 1 Automotive, owner of 15 BMW and MINI dealerships nationwide, is partnering with BMW to sponsor the fundraiser for the Evans Scholars Foundation, which provides full university tuition and housing grants to deserving young caddies.

Like the BMW Championship, all proceeds from the Teen Driving School will be donated to the Evans Scholars Foundation. The Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana BMW Centers will contribute $3 for every mile driven by participating teens during the event.

Evans Scholars and Chicago area teens will participate in Teen Driving School – BMW’s road safety program designed to help young people learn how to be safer, more informed drivers. A PGA TOUR player will also attend the driving event, during which BMW will launch its “DRIVE IT HOME – DON’T TXT & DRIVE” campaign to build awareness that texting while driving is one of the most dangerous actions a person can do behind the wheel.
http://www.bmwusa.com/standard/content/experience/newsfeed/post/2010/08/30/Jim-Oe28099Donnell-President-of-BMW-of-North-America-to-Host-Teen-Driving-School.aspx