June 2013 - Frank Ancona Honda blog

June 28, 2013

The Honda Cup Goes to the University of Oklahoma’s Softball Star Keilani Ricketts During the Collegiate Women Sports Awards

Posted by Jason Heard, sales manager

The University of Oklahoma’s Keilani Ricketts wowed the sports world with her performances on the softball field throughout 2013 and is the recipient of The Honda Cup and was named the 2013 Collegiate Woman Athlete of the Year. The 6-foot-2 reigning Big 12 Pitcher of the Year carried her top ranked squad to their second consecutive NCAA title with a 1.23 ERA, 350 strikeouts and a nearly-unblemished 35-1 record.

(photo: http://www.collegiatewomensportsawards.com)

The Collegiate Women Sports Awards presented by Honda has a 27-year history of championing athletes to reach their goals and rewarding them for achieving success. Since 1986, Honda has given more than $2.7 million in grants to the universities of award winners and nominees. These grants were designed specifically to benefit women athletic scholarships.

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According to Honda.com, Ricketts said, “We really do feel appreciated. I’ve had a blast so far. It’s awesome to be able experience this with them. Winning the Honda Cup has been great to represent my school and my state.”

Previous recipients of the Honda Cup include Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Mia Hamm, Misty May-Treanor, Brittney Griner and Candace Parker, to name a few.

June 21, 2013

Frank Ancona Honda’s Facebook Giveaway Features Honda Civic Tour Headliner Maroon 5

Meet the headliner of the 12th Annual Honda Civic Tour: three-time Grammy Award winning recording artists Maroon 5! They’ll open up the tour alongside global superstar Kelly Clarkson at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, August 1, in St. Louis.

Enter to WIN two tickets to see Maroon 5 in concert with Kelly Clarkson!

(Photo: Fanpop.com)

Maroon 5 is unquestionably one of the most popular and sought-after bands of the 2000’s with chart-topping songs like “This is Love,” “She Will be Loved,” and “Makes me Wonder” all claiming top spots. Their performances throughout the tour will include those favorites along with songs from their newest platinum album Overexposed, which has sold more than 1.5 million copies worldwide!

Lead singer Adam Levine and bandmates Jesse Carmichael, Mickey Madden, James Valentine and Matt Flynn have taken the nation by storm, racking up a trio of Grammy Awards, as well as two American Music Awards and three Billboard Music Awards!

Frank Ancona Honda has launched a Facebook giveaway where two lucky winners will win free concert tickets and a $200 Visa gift card.

June 14, 2013

Honda Donates $50,000 to Hurricane Sandy Victims and Staten Island Little League

Posted By Jason Heard, sales manager

The generosity of Honda was recently displayed toward victims of Hurricane Sandy, who are still rebuilding following the horrific tragedy that swept through their homes. The motor company donated $50,000 in an effort to aid the children affected in a return to a sense of normalcy.

(Photo: LittleLeague.org)

Honda, a 17-year sponsor of the Little League®, stepped in to help restore baseball and softball fields and facilities which allowed the children a temporary escape of the harsh realities that ravaged their lives in 2012. The contributions allowed the sites to be repaired in time for the league’s 32-team opening day on April 20.

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According to the LittleLeague.org, Honda hosted fundraising activities such as, “Sing Badly for a Good Cause: Car-e-oke” in which parents were encouraged to belt out their worst rendition of “Take me out to the Ball Game” inside an Odyssey minivan. Honda donated up to $50 for each parent who participated.

To donate to the Staten Island Little League, visit: www.rebuildSILL.com.

June 5, 2013

Parents Magazine and Edmunds.com Names Honda Accord, Civic and CR-V Best Family Cars for 2013

Posted By Jason Heard, sales manager

The 2013 Honda Accord and Civic sedans, along with the CR-V compact SUV, were named to the list of 10 Best Family Cars compiled by the experts at Parents Magazine and Edmunds.com. The list consists of the most family-friendly vehicles that stood out in several key areas: safety, fuel efficiency, technology and connectivity.

(Photo: Honda.com)

The Accord was recognized as one of the top sedans for features like LaneWatch™ blind spot display, plus industry-leading safety scores which earned a TOP SAFETY PICK+ by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and a 5-star Overall Vehicle Score from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

The Civic boasted significant upgrades en route to being honored on the list for the second year. The TOP SAFETY PICK+ features a rearview camera, HandsFreeLink™ Bluetooth®, Pandora® Internet radio interface, SMS text message feature and steering wheel audio controls. The Civic also earned a 5-star Vehicle Score from the NHTSA.

The CR-V also earned recognition for the second year. The crossover is another TOP SAFETY PICK+ and is distinguished by the NHTSA with a 5-star Overall Vehicle Score.

June 1, 2013

Frank Ancona Honda Announces Facebook Contest: Enter for a Chance to WIN 2 Tickets to See Maroon 5 with Kelly Clarkson & $200 Visa Gift Card!

Posted by Jason Heard, sales manager

Frank Ancona Honda recently announced an exciting Facebook contest drawing where fans will be given the rare chance to win two tickets to see GRAMMY® award winning artists Maroon 5 in concert alongside special guest Kelly Clarkson for the 2013 Honda Civic Tour at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in St. Louis, Mo. Two winners will receive two tickets to the tour’s opening show on Aug. 1, and a $200 Visa gift card.

Fans can enter to win tickets to the live entertainment spectacle on Frank Ancona Honda’s Facebook page, and two lucky winners will be drawn on July 15, 2013

Click here for your chance to win!

In addition to Maroon 5 and Kelly Clarkson, the Civic Tour will include PJ Morton, Rozzi Crane and Tony Lucca. Adam Levine stated in a Honda press release, “We are very excite to team up with the Honda Civic Tour. Kelly, PJ, Rozzi and Tony are all such unique and amazing artists. I’m really looking forward to hitting the road with them. Each night will be a great night of music.”

Continuing with the Honda Civic Tour tradition, Honda will present fans with a special opportunity to check out one-of-a-kind vehicles that have been customized and autographed by the headlining bands.