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A Gift For Teaching Back-to-School Blast Was a Huge Success!


A Gift For Teaching Back-to-School Blast Was a Huge Success!

The annual “Back-to-School-Blast” was a HUGE success raising more than $188,000 to benefit A Gift for Teaching, Central Florida’s primary provider of free school supplies for children and teachers.

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Real Radio’s Moira at Off Lease Only Orlando for The Ticket to Ride Kick-Off Event!

Every $1 donated to A Gift For Teaching= $10 in school supplies.

To demonstrate the impact of each donation, just $50 furnishes enough supplies for an entire classroom; $100 provides 100 kids with glue sticks; $500 gives crayons to 2,000 children; and $1,000 supplies 5,000 children with paper.

Therefore, the $188,000 raised equates to $1.88 million in supplies to benefit students and teachers.

A Gift For Teaching’s mission is to improve public school education by providing resources and surplus materials free to teachers and students in need. Off Lease Only couldn’t have been more thrilled to get involved with this charity for the second year in a row!

A Gift For Teaching Back to School Blast!

The crowd was decked in their finest 80’s outfits at the 2017 Back-to-School Blast!

This years theme was a totally rad “Go-Back-to-the-80’s” dance party that had everyone decked out in awesome ’80’s attire dancing the night away for a great cause. The event kicked off with a silent auction, and last chance ticket sales for the “Ticket To Ride” Off Lease Only $20k car voucher contest.

Channel 6 News anchors Ginger Gadsden and Matt Austin were fabulous hosts. D. Royale and SWITCH played some epic songs, and ‘N SYNC’s Chris Kirkpatrick’s sang some of the crowds favorite ’80s hits onstage.

At 9:00 pm, the music was cut and the crowd went silent. It was time to pick the winner of the 2017 “Ticket to Ride” Off Lease Only $20k Car Voucher.

A Gift For Teaching Back to School Blast!

Franco was BEYOND excited to win the $20k Off Lease Only Car Voucher!

With excitement in the air, lucky number 0186, Franco Ramos-Johnson’s name was called.

Franco jumped up and danced his way up to the stage to claim his prize!

He continued to dance as he took the stage to receive his GIGANTIC check! CLICK HERE WATCH THE FULL VIDEO!

Franco bought his winning “Ticket-to-Ride” that night at the event, which raised the crowds excitement even further. You did not have to be present to win, so the fact that Franco was present was a big deal.

A Gift For Teaching Back to School Blast

Franco with his beautiful 2015 Mercedes GLA 250 in his driveway!

“I am so excited Off Lease Only was a part of this incredible event. We are passionate about supporting A Gift For Teaching,” said owner Mark Fischer.

Franco has already visited Off Lease Only’s Orlando dealership and chose a gorgeous 2015 Mercedes GLA 250. He was ecstatic to be driving around town in his new Off Lease Only Mercedes!

Thank you to all of the generous participants that donated to this amazing cause.

Be sure to look for next years “Back-To-School-Blast!” to benefit A Gift For Teaching to see how you can get involved with this charity.

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