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HARRISBURG, Pa. – Inspired by Olympic athletes in London, employees at Freedom Toyota-Scion-Chrysler-Jeep in Harrisburg have joined a health-themed campaign to support local Special Olympians. For every test drive taken during the Olympic month of August, the dealership automatically will donate $5 to Special Olympics Pennsylvania Area M which serves Dauphin, Cumberland, Perry, and Northern York Counties. In addition, Freedom employees have entered a weight losing contest which will benefit the winner’s charity of choice with a financial donation. And, they will randomly reward anyone who comes on the lot with health-themed gifts.

It’s Living Well, Driving Well month at the dealership. Freedom Toyota-Scion-Chrysler-Jeep president Eric Savage explains: “We’re taking a cue from the physical fitness example of Olympians at the London games and are trying to make Harrisburg a healthier place - one employee, one customer at a time! Ultimately, we will be celebrating the local athletes at Special Olympics Pennsylvania Area M with a cash donation to support their year-round training and competitions.”

In addition to the Special Olympics donation for all test drives this month, everyone who visits the Freedom lot will be entered into random drawings for Live Well, Drive Well prizes including fruit baskets, exercise DVDs, health magazine subscriptions, workout CDs, and gym passes. At the end of the month, two grand prize winners will be drawn to receive their choice of a spa weekend or a full year gym membership.

Freedom employees are taking the wellness theme a step further by “putting their money where their mouths are” and conducting their own weight loss challenge. Each participant has put $10 into a “Lose It For Charity” pot. Winner of the challenge, i.e., the employee with the best loss ratio, will choose a charity to receive the collected monies. Freedom Toyota-Scion-Chrysler-Jeep will match employee funds for the final donation. The dealership is helping employees achieve their Living Well goals by randomly rewarding team members with gifts such as granola bars, jump ropes, and yoga class gift certificates.

Mr. Savage sums up the wellness focus: “We’re proud of our team members and their enthusiasm to spread this month’s Olympic spirit. Freedom intends to share the ‘wellth’ with various Drive Well offers and Live Well incentives. It’s our way of taking care of our community from the inside out.”

Additional wellness prizes will be awarded at random to followers who “like” Freedom at Freedom Toyota-Scion-Chrylser-Jeep is located at 6060 Allentown Blvd. in Harrisburg.

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