Ram Trucks Donates to the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum

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Ram trucks have always been supporters of the Texas Rangers.  They’ve put out models of the 1500 that has honored the Rangers.  They plan to continue their support by donating $100,000 to the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum.

This donation is happening almost a year since they last partnered with the Texas Rangers and also donated $100,000 to help the legendary law enforcers.

“Texas Rangers epitomize all of the great qualities of the Lone Star State,” said Beck Blanchard, Director of Ram Truck Brand.  “Ram has deep ties to Texas.  Reinforcing Ram’s commitment to the Texas Ranger Division and the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum is a significant way to be engaged with the people and communities in which we do business.”

The money being donated will go to help make improvements at the museum.  A portion of the donation will also goto the Texas Ranger Association Foundation’s scholarship program.

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Ram Supports Wounded Warriors and Air Warrior Courage Foundation


In preparation for the holiday season, Ram is starting to give back to those who need it most.  In participation with the Wounded Warriors group, they delivered a Ram full of toys and supplies for those in need.

The delivery was made to the Warrior and Family Support Center at the San Antonio Military Medical Center.  Ram brought in a 2014 Ram Promaster 2500 filled to the brim with toys, diapers, and other needed supplies for the people being treated by the center.  In addition to all the goods, Ram also gave a $25,000 grant from the Air Warrior Courage Foundation.

The Foundation is one of the top charities that works with military personal and provides them with the needed financial support for medical and education purposes.

“We, at Ram, consider it an honor and privilege to provide the Promaster van to support service members and their families who have played a vital role in keeping America safe and free,” Reid Bigland, President and CEO of Ram Truck said just before the donation.

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Ram Truck & Chrysler Donate to the First Response Team of America to Help With Oklahoma After Tornado

UntitledThe Chrysler Foundation, the charity arm of Chrysler, has donated $100,000 dollars to the First Response Team of America to help with the efforts underway to aid Oklahoma after the destructive Tornado. The First Response Team of America is a nonprofit disaster relief organization that helps local first responders and aids with cleanup efforts.

What the First Response Team of America does is head into an area that’s been struck by a disaster and lends a helping hand. They assist with the rubble, water rescues, clearing roads, and a host of other things to help the nearby communities. In order to do this, they require heavy duty equipment and Chrysler has been a supporter for a while now in that regard. The company has already donated three heavy-duty trucks to the team. Ram trucks are included in the long list of heavy equipment they need to handle the cleanup.

Last year, Ram began a partnership with The Weather Channel Companies and the First Response Team of America. The Weather Channel Companies also started the series “Responding by Storm” which reports on the work of the First Response Team of America.

Reid Bigland, President and CEO of Ram, has this to say, “We know that the road to recovery for residents of Moore and Oklahoma City will be long. The Chrysler Foundation is proud to support First Response Team of America’s efforts to help the people of Oklahoma get back on their feet.”

Chrysler has a history of support for communities dealing with extreme disasters. Just last year, here in New York, Ram donated 20 Ram 1500 Tradesman trucks and $100,000 to the American Red Cross in the wake of Superstorm Sandy.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims in Oklahoma still dealing with this horrible tradgey.  Please visit the First Response Team of America page and lend any support you can for your fellow Americans.

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Ram Jam Auctions Raise $181,731 for Charity!

Road to Ram Jam ImageRam’s all-star country music series, ‘Ram Jam,’ has been a resounding success.  One of the main parts of the event leading up to the concert was called “The Road to Ram Jam.”  All five of the country stars that would be performing as part of the concert were given Ram 1500 Laramie Longhorn trucks with which to drive around before auctioning the trucks off with proceeds going towards charity.  The five trucks have been sold off and the final total for the donation has been tallied.  In total, they made $181.731.

The final truck sold belonged to Easton Corbin.  His Ram raised $37,101 for the Freedom Alliance Scholarship Fund.  The fund awards college scholarships to the children of the men and women in the Armed Forces who have lost their lives or limbs in defense of the country.

The other artists included Kellie Pickler, Brantly Gilbert, Billy Currington, and Zac Brown Band.  They were all given the Longhorn trucks, including Corbin, in early January.  Each one was then put up for auction to go towards the charity of the artist’s choice.

Breaking down the individual totals comes to Pickler raising $36,200 for the USO Warrior and Family Care program; Gilbert’s went for $34,552 and his charity was the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America.  Billy Currington’s charity was for Team Rubicon and raised $34,578 and Zac Brown Band, the charity being Camp Southern Group, raised $39,300.

The Ram Jam concert was held December 29th in Nashville.  It was by invite only, but you can still see the highlights here. (http://music.yahoo.com/programs/ram-country/. )

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Easton Cobin’s 2012 Ram 1500 Laramie Longhorn Up for Auction

04Ram1500LaramieLonghornEastonCorbinThe Road to Ram Jam is coming to a close. Part of the event was having each of the participating musicians put their 2012 Ram 1500 Laramie Longhorns up for auction. That gives fans a chance to now not only own a truck that Easton Corbin has been riding around in, but also to help out charity in the process.

From now until the auctions deadline of March 28th, people will be able to place bids on Corbin’s Ram truck. The proceeds from the auction will be going to the Freedom Alliance Scholarship Fund. The fund is for college scholarships for the children of disabled and lost members of the Armed Forces.

“The whole purpose of the auction is to help other people and knowing that the proceeds from the truck will do this – is a great though,” Said Easton. “I definitely encourage my fans to bid on the auction. They get a great truck out of the deal and also provide college scholarships to some well-deserving young people.”

Each of the artists were given a year with the 2012 Ram 1500 Laramie Longhorn to promote the upcoming musical show. So far Zac Brown’s, Billy Currington’s, Brantley Gilbert’s, and Kellie Pickler’s trucks have been auctioned off. . The trucks have raised tens of thousands of dollars each for their individual charities.

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Zac Brown Band Joins Road to Ram Jam

Ram is bring a winning combination in fusing country music and Ram trucks in their “Road to the Ram Jam” concert at the end of the year. Officially joining the ranks along with Kellie Pickler, Brantley Gilbert, Easton Corbin, is the Zac Brown Band.

The Road to Ram Jam is a concert that Ram is putting on that will have 5 of today’s top country music artists. The event will also give fans the chance to win multiple prizes, one of which includes a trip for two to the invitation-only 2012 Ram Jam concert scheduled for December 29th in Nashville, Tenn to see all the artists perform. Other prizes are gifts ranging from collectible posters, vinyl records, and free music downloads. Fans who want to try their luck at winning any of the prizes, including the grand one of getting into the concert, can head over to www.RamTrucks.com/RoadtoRamJam or go on the Ram Trucks Facebook page to enter.

The final artist will be announced sometime in August. All five artists will be given lease on a 2012 Ram 1500 Laramie Longhorn truck. The trucks will then be auctioned off in 2013 and the proceeds will be going towards a charity that the artist choose. The proceeds from Zac Brown Band’s will be given to Camp Southern Ground, a passion project of Zac Brown. He donated the 500-acre property to have a camp opened to help children ages 7-17 who have typical and special needs.

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Bayside Cares

Bayside is proud to announce a 500 dollar donation to The Bayside – Whitestone Lions Club, sponsoring their Annual Scholarship Dinner. The Bayside – Whitestone Lions Club was just formed in March of 2011, but are striving to improve the community with donations from charitable organizations and fund raising for scholarships.