United Way to announce Tyler Automotive Car Challenge winner

NILES — On Thursday, someone from southwest Michigan will try to start a car to win a car.

Last week, 10 finalists were randomly selected for United Way of Southwest Michigan and Tyler Automotive’s Win-A-Car sweepstakes. The grand winner will be announced at 6 p.m. Thursday at Tyler in Stevensville.

Each finalist will randomly select a key, and whoever can start the car on display will win a two-year lease on a sub-compact vehicle from Tyler.

“We want to thank Tyler Automotive for this amazing incentive they brought to the table this campaign season,” said Anna Murphy, the president of United Way of Southwest Michigan. “As this was our 75th year serving southwest Michigan, we really wanted to provide the community with something fun and exciting, and Tyler stepped up big for us.”

United Way of Southwest Michigan’s annual campaign concluded on Jan. 31. To help incentivize the campaign, United Way partnered with Tyler to provide a car challenge. Donors who gave $156 (or $3 per week) were automatically entered into a drawing to win the two-year lease.

“We were so happy to partner with United Way on this incentive. It’s going to make for a lot of fun this Thursday. We welcome anyone from the community who would like to come and check it out,” said Chris Tyler, the owner of Tyler Automotive. “We hope this incentive has helped to raise awareness for what it is that United Way does for southwest Michigan.”

The event will begin at 5 p.m., and is open to the public. Light hors d’oeuvres and refreshments will be available. There will be a business card drawing open to the public for a chance to win three oil changes at Tyler. This drawing will take place shortly before 6 p.m.

Zack East and 98.3 The Coast will be broadcasting live from Tyler, beginning at 4:30 p.m. United Way of Southwest Michigan will be live-stream the reveal from the United Way Facebook page.

United Way of Southwest Michigan’s goals are to fight for the health, education and financial stability of every person in every community. The organization seeks to do this by living united and forging unlikely partnerships, finding new solutions to old problems and by mobilizing the best resources. For more information, visit uwsm.org.

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