Omaha, Lincoln and Kansas City are all important pieces of what makes Baxter Auto. Our communities make each of our dealerships what they are. Because our communities are so important to us, we like to help support some local events. Check out what’s going on in May 2017.

May 2017

Cinco De Mayo

May 5-7, 2017

Sponsored by Baxter Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Bellevue and Baxter Volkswagen La Vista

To celebrate its rich Mexican Heritage, South Omaha’s Latino community has hosted a Cinco de Mayo Parade for a decade. The celebration includes a grand parade that both Baxter Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Bellevue and Baxter Volkswagen La Vista will participate in on May 6. There will also be food, music and booths from May 5 through May 7. You’ll be able to catch both dealerships during that time as well.

May 2017

D.J.’s Hero Awards Luncheon for the Salvation Army

May 9, 2017

Sponsored by Baxter Auto

Baxter Auto is proud to sponsor a table during the Salvation Army’s D.J.’s Hero Awards Luncheon. Jewel will be the keynote speaker and will perform as well as share her story. Eight high school seniors will also receive a $10,000 academic scholarship in D.J.’s memory.

D.J. passed away in 1999 at only 18 years old. He had battled cancer for more than 2 years. The scholarships have been set up in his memory and recognize those who share his dedication to others and their community.

May 2017

10th Annual Wayne’s Golf Fundraiser Tournament

May 10, 2017

Sponsored by Baxter Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Lincoln, Baxter Toyota Lincoln, Lexus of Lincoln and Baxter Ford West Dodge

This golf fundraiser is put on to help raise funds for the Lincoln Children’s Zoo. Throughout the May 2017 tournament, Baxter will be along the course serving up food and fun. Baxter’s participating dealerships will have fundraising activities for prizes.

May 2017

Big Omaha 2017

May 17-19

Sponsored by Lexus of Omaha

Big Omaha is an annual conference that brings the entrepreneurial community together. Lexus of Omaha will be providing shuttle vehicles for the guest speakers during the event.

May 2017

Habitat for Humanity of Kansas City

May 25, 2017

Legends Honda and Legends Toyota

Employees at both Legends locations are happy to offer up their time to help support Habitat for Humanity of Kansas City. Habitat for Humanity of Kansas City has been helping KC families build opportunities since 1979.

May 2017

Dinosaur Safari at the Omaha Children’s Museum

May 27 – September 3

Sponsored by Baxter Volkswagen La Vista and Baxter Volkswagen Westroads

This exhibit is designed to take the family on a summer adventure. Immersing everyone in close encounters with life-like dinosaurs, the exhibit will run May 2017 through September 2017. Plus, keep an eye out for a dinosaur-wrapped Tiguan from Baxter.

July 2017

Memorial Day Run

May 29, 2017

Sponsored by Baxter Auto

This year, the Memorial Day run will offer 3 race lengths. There is a kids’ 400-meter fun run, a 1-mile walk/run and a 5-mile walk/run. Baxter Auto is proud to help sponsor this event, held at the Boys Town Skip Palrang Memorial Fieldhouse. Entry fees will be going to support the Center for Childhood Deafness.

May 2017

15th Annual Empty Bowls Luncheon

May 30, 2017

Sponsored by Baxter Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Lincoln, Baxter Toyota Lincoln and Lexus of Lincoln

Baxter’s Lincoln locations are proud to play a part in helping their community. The Empty Bowls Luncheon helps support the Lincoln Food Bank and its programs. Fifteen Lincoln restaurants will be there, offering soups, breads and desserts. Every attendee also gets a hand-crafted pottery bowl from Down Under Pottery. These bowls are to symbolize the bowls the Lincoln community has filled and those it still needs to fill.

May 2017

Avenue Scholars Foundation

January-December 2017

Sponsored by Mercedes-Benz of Omaha

Baxter Auto is proud to partner with the Avenue Scholars Foundation. This is an Omaha-area program that helps prepare students for high skill/high demand careers. Employees at Mercedes-Benz of Omaha have had the privilege of working alongside these talented and hard-working students. Baxter is honored to have been named the Avenue Scholars Foundation’s 2016 Community Partner of the Year.

Omaha Public School’s Transition Program

August 2016-May 2017

Sponsored by Baxter Auto

The Transition Program offers a variety of services for secondary students with disabilities between the ages of 18 and 21 who have completed their high school program with a certificate of completion or who have not received their high school diploma. The program involves collaborative efforts from the student, the student’s family and school staff to build a plan that will address the students’ individual needs for life after high school.

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