Since March of 2020, there have been fewer community events in our area due to COVID-19 restrictions. We look forward to the time when we are again able to partner with local organizations for their wonderful events! Please check back soon for upcoming events in our area or continue reading for information on organizations we have recently partnered with!
February 2021 – BlackHistory4Ever Challenge
In celebration of Black History Month, LaFayette Ford sponsored the BlackHistory4ever Challenge! In years past, we have sponsored their BlackHistory4ever Quiz Bowl for the youth of Cumberland County. Due to the need to celebrate virtually this year, the organization created the BH4E Challenge, which was a 3 minute, 25 question online learning experience! All were welcome to participate, but students ages 10-18 could accrue points from each challenge that could be redeemed for prizes in the new BH4E merchandise store. To learn more about this organization please visit www.BlackHistory4Ever.com
November 10th – December 14th, 2020 – Marine Toys for Tots
LaFayette Ford was a collection site for Toys for Tots again this year! If you would like to learn more about the Marine Toys for Tots organization, please visit: www.toysfortots.org
November 1-15, 2020 – Noonday Kitchen Miles 4 Meals & Fall Festival
LaFayette Ford is excited to have sponsored local non-profit, Noonday Kitchen’s, Miles 4 Meals fundraiser and Fall Festival!
The Miles 4 Meals Virtual Pledge Run/Walk/Cycle/Ride Challenge give participants 15 days to complete 30 miles. Proceeds went towards the organization’s programs that provide fresh, nutritious meals and groceries to individuals facing food insecurity in our local communities. It’s not enough to just feed people, but what you feed them matters most.
The Noonday Kitchen Fall Festival was held at the Rick Herrema Foundation (Rick’s Place) on November 6th and was fun for the whole family! There was food, music, and even a magic show!
“Noonday Kitchen is committed to doing more than filling the gap food insecurity creates, but to be a light in the world’s darkest moments by serving chef-prepared meals and nutritious groceries to those who aren’t sure where their next meal is coming from. There were 64,860 people living with food insecurity last year in Cumberland, Hoke, Harnett, & Lee counties, which is why our goal is to raise $64,860! A healthy plate of food, thoughtfully made, can help someone feel seen.”
For more information about this organization please visit noondaykitchen.org
October & November 2020 – 13th Annual Field of Honor
Did you seen the flags flying on the Parade Field at the Airborne and Special Operations Museum in Downtown Fayetteville? There were 500 flags and LaFayette Ford is proud to have sponsored 48 of them! Each flag came with its own story and displayed a tag identifying both the person who sponsored the flag and the flag honoree.
For more information please visit: www.asomf.org/event/field-of-honor/
October 13, 2020 – The Greater Fayetteville Chamber’s Public Safety Valor Awards
LaFayette Ford is proud to sponsor The Greater Fayetteville Chamber’s Public Safety Valor Awards this year! This event shows community appreciation to first responders in our city, county and at Fort Bragg.
Due to the ongoing pandemic, this year’s celebration was held virtually. 46 remarkable first responders received either the Award of Merit, recognizing outstanding public safety work, the Lifesaving Award, recognizing a first responder who risked his or her own safety to save the life of another person, or the Valor Award, which is the highest award for valor and heroism.
To see a full list of recipients, please visit: http://bit.ly/PSVARecipients
For more information about the event please visit, http://www.faybiz.com/valor-awards
October 9, 2020 – Annual Falcon Children’s Home Charity Golf Tournament
LaFayette Ford is proud to be a hole sponsor during the Falcon Children’s Home Charity Golf Tournament at King’s Grant Golf & Country Club!
The Falcon Children’s Home and Family Services has been providing a home for children who, for whatever reason are unable to live with their parents in a regular home setting for over one hundred and ten years. Established in 1909, it has been estimated that over fifteen thousand lives have been either directly or indirectly touched by the various programs and services offered by this organization.
For more information about the Falcon Children’s Home, please visit: www.falconchildrenshome.com
September 24, 2020 – 26th Annual CARE Clinic Golf Charity
LaFayette Ford is proud to be a sponsoring the Fayetteville CARE Clinic’s Golf Charity again this year! The tournament will be held on September 24th at the Gates Four Golf and Country Club. The CARE Clinic provides free quality basic medical care and simple dental extraction services to eligible uninsured, low income adults.
If you would like to learn more about the CARE Clinic or the event please click here.
September 19, 2020 – Berean Baptist Academy Golf Tournament
LaFayette Ford is excited to sponsor a hole during the Berean Baptist Academy’s golf tournament on September 19th! The tournament will be held at the Gates Four Golf and Country Club. The Berean Baptist Academy is located in Fayetteville, NC and educates children Pre-K through 12th grade.
If you would like to sign up to play in the tournament or learn more about the event please click here.
September 15, 2020 – Cumberland County Schools’ 2021 Teacher of the Year
Congratulations to Cumberland County Schools’ Teacher of the Year, Nicole Rivers! LaFayette Ford was proud to not only be an Event Sponsor, but to also contribute to prize earnings for herself and her school, Gray’s Creek High. Thank you for all that you do, Nicole!
September 10, 2020 – The Dunn Police Athletic and Activities League Golf Tournament
LaFayette Ford was proud to be a sponsor for the Dunn Police Athletic and Activities League golf tournament at Chicora Golf Club as all proceeds went towards funding of the organization’s after-school program for at-risk youth! The program provides enrichment activities for STEM, career readiness, tutoring, SAT preparation, and mentoring.
To learn about the Dunn Police Athletic and Activities League please click here.
February 1, 2020 – Methodist University’s 14th Annual Play4Kay Event
We were so happy to be a part of Methodist University’s 14th annual Play4Kay event! All proceeds for the event were donated to the Kay Yow Cancer Fund!
We donated a Ford Warriors in Pink scarf that was available during the Silent Auction and we also had a vehicle at the event decked out in Warriors in Pink decals!
Ford’s Warriors in Pink program was designed to help raise funds, awareness and the spirit of everyone touched by breast cancer. 100 percent of all net proceeds from the sale of Warriors in Pink apparel go to one of four breast cancer charities that consumers can select at the time of purchase.
For more information about this event please visit: https://mumonarchs.com/sports/2019/8/15/2019-p4kay.aspx
January 18, 2020 – Martin Luther King Jr. Parade in Downtown Fayetteville
Our lovely spokeswoman, Cayley, and some of our LaFayette Ford sales staff rode in a Mustang convertible during Fayetteville’s annual parade celebrating the life of Martin Luther King Jr.! Starting at noon, the parade began on Person Street, ran through Hay Street, and ended on Winslow Avenue. We had such a wonderful time at this event! Thank you to everyone who came out to be a part of it!
December 5-22, 2019 – Cape Fear Regional Theater’s the Best Christmas Pageant Ever
LaFayette Ford was so excited to sponsor CFRT’s the Best Christmas Pageant Ever again this year! This show was perfect for the whole family and really put us in the holiday spirit!
“In this hilarious classic, a couple struggling to put on a church Christmas pageant is faced with casting the Herdman kids, probably the most inventively awful kids in history. You won’t believe the mayhem — and the fun— when the Herdmans collide with the Christmas story head on! If you are looking for a chance to spend an hour of quality time with your family, take them to see The Best Christmas Pageant Ever.”
For more information about upcoming CFRT productions, please visit: http://www.cfrt.org
December 4, 2019 – MWR Holiday Tree Lighting
LaFayette Ford sponsored the Tree Lighting at the Main Post Parade Field in Ft. Bragg again this year! There were cookies and hot chocolate, giveaways, and even a special visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus! We’re so glad we were able to be apart of this holiday tradition!
November 15, 2019 – Red and White Wine Tasting for the American Red Cross
LaFayette Ford is proud to have sponsored the Red and White Wine Tasting hosted by the American Red Cross of Eastern North Carolina. This event helps to raise funds to be used locally by the Red Cross. Held at Studio 215 in Fayetteville, NC, there was dancing, an auction, and of course the chance to help fundraise for people in need.
For more information about the American Red Cross of Eastern North Carolina please visit: https://www.redcross.org/local/north-carolina/eastern-north-carolina.html
November 16, 2019 – Red Apple Run for Diabetes
LaFayette Ford is proud to have sponsored the 2019 Red Apple Run for Diabetes presented by Better Health of Cumberland County. The race offered events to help get the whole family active with 10K, 5K, and 1-mile race options. Furry friends were even welcome to participate! Registration began at 7:30am with the first race beginning at 8:30am. The course started in Downtown Fayetteville and through the historic neighborhoods and Haymount area.
Better Health of Cumberland County is dedicated to bridging gaps in healthcare services by providing for the unmet healthcare needs of Cumberland County citizens. The Red Apple Run for Diabetes helps to fundraise for programs such as the ones listed below.
- Diabetes awareness, education, and self-management clinics
- Childhood obesity prevention and education
- Loans of medical equipment
- Emergency medical needs such as critical prescriptions, dental clinic care, vision, and travel assistance
For more information about this wonderful organization, please visit: https://www.betterhealthcc.org
November 10, 2019 – VFW Post 670 Veteran’s Day 5K Run and 1 Mile Walk
LaFayette Ford was proud to be a vendor for the 2019 Veterans of Foreign Wars 5K run and 1-mile walk in Festival Park to help celebrate Veteran’s day. Starting at 11am, runners raced through Festival, Freedom, and Rowan Parks and the top 3 contestants in each category were awarded a prize. All race finishers received a commemorative coin.
The VFW Post 670’s Mission is “To foster camaraderie among local veterans of overseas conflicts. To serve our veterans, the military, and our community. To advocate on behalf of all veterans.” This organization helps to assist veterans with VA claims, discharges, and resettlement problems. They also help to fundraise for veterans or their families, volunteer with patients at the State Veterans Home and the Veteran’s Hospital, as well as host fundraising drives for the Falcon Children’s Home in Harnett County.
For more information about this organization check out their Facebook page at VFW Post 670.
October 14, 2019 – Cumberland County School’s Principal of the Year
Congratulations to Dr. Christina DiGaudio, this year’s Cumberland County School’s Principal of the Year! We were proud to award her school, Ireland Drive Middle School, with a check for $5,000.
October 11, 2019 – Cape Fear High School Marching Colts Tailgate 4 UR Team
Ford Motor Company and LaFayette Ford teamed up to help raise up to $3,000 for the Cape Fear High School Marching Colts during Cape Fear’s 2019 Homecoming football game against Douglas Byrd!
Thank you to everyone who stopped by our tent to play cornhole or oversized Jenga and check out the trucks we had on display! Adults were able to turn in donation forms and for every legible form handed in Ford would donate $10 to the CFHS band program.
September 28, 2019 – Built Ford Tough Truck Event
We had so much fun at this year’s Built Ford Tough Truck Event! We had demonstrations of all the latest Ford truck features, as well as available accessories and customization options, upfitted commercial trucks and a lifted truck on display! Customers and Employees alike enjoyed games, prizes, hamburgers, hot dogs, and 32 Degrees Ice Cream on Wheels. Thank you to everyone who came out to support this special event!
September 9, 2019– Cumberland Country School’s Teacher of the Year
LaFayette Ford congratulates Maureen Stover, this year’s Cumberland County School’s Teacher of the Year! Ms. Stover is a teacher at Cumberland International Early College High School. We were proud to present her with a $1,000 check and her school with a $2,000 check! Thank you for all that you do for our local students!
July 27, 2019– LaFayette Ford 70th Anniversary Event
LaFayette Ford has been in business for over 70 years, so we decided to celebrate with a party for all of our customers and employees who have made our business the success that it is! We had lots of food and anniversary cupcakes for our guests, as well as lots of games and prizes for adults and kids alike! We were proud to showcase some special Ford vehicles, like the all new Ecosport, Ranger, Raptor, and Bullitt Mustangs! Thank you to everyone who helped to put on this wonderful event and to everyone who came out to celebrate!