Community Events at Volkswagen Brandon

Here's how we give back to our community.

Community Events at Volkswagen Brandon in Tampa, FL

Volkswagen Brandon is more than just a local dealership. Not only are we passionate about helping our customers find and maintain vehicles they love, but we’re also passionate about supporting our community. This is only the beginning — we want to continue to find ways in which we can get involved. Check out our latest community involvement and events below!

Grand Re-Opening Event

At our Volkswagen Brandon dealership, we have maintained our focus on customer satisfaction while offering a premium experience. That’s why we wanted to create an eye-catching showroom for our guests and staff to enjoy. With a fresh start and a new design, the Qvale Auto Group invested more than $2 million dollars in renovation efforts.

With our brand-new facility ready to impress, we hosted a Grand Re-Opening Event on November 12, 2022. The event was Oktoberfest-themed and open to the public with over 150 guests in attendance. It was an evening full of family, friends and car enthusiasts. Some of the highlights of the evening were delicious German cuisine and drinks catered by the Hunger Thirst Group and entertainment by both DJ Ashlee Scott and The Deleon Polka Band. A costume contest was also held, giving guests the opportunity to wear Lederhosen and Dirndl and join in a Stein holding competition! This event allowed us to continue the Qvale Auto Group’s support for the American Red Cross’ Hurricane Ian Relief Fund with a donation of $51,400.

In October, our sister dealership, Alfa Romeo and Maserati St. Petersburg, made a donation of $50,000 to the American Red Cross during its Grand Re-Opening Event — kicking off our relief efforts. With a goal of raising a total of $100,000 in mind, the group decided to donate $100 per car sold at all three of their dealerships to the American Red Cross’ Hurricane Ian Relief Fund. They continued to support relief efforts throughout the month of November.

With these two events and community support, the Qvale Auto Group was able to donate a total of $101,400, which exceeded their goal. We hope to be able to offer our support in the future for great causes like this.

Hurricane Relief Efforts

When Hurricane Ian left its devastating wake in Florida, we wanted to find a way to provide relief to those affected. These moments of hardship remind us of what really matters in life: family and community. The Qvale Auto Group has a long, prosperous history in the Tampa Bay area; we are proud to call this region home, as are hundreds of our employees and their families. This is our community, and we feel deeply for those affected. It was with great honor that we could come together as a community during these trying times and pledge our support to the American Red Cross and its Hurricane Ian Relief Fund. We are truly humbled to be able to stand in solidarity with our community and help those impacted by this destructive storm.

On October 8, 2022, our dealership hosted a Grand Re-Opening and Hurricane Relief Event to show our support for the community. The experience was beyond our wildest dreams of what we envisioned our Grand Re-Opening to be. Close friends, family and customers were here alongside us as we donated one of Qvale Auto Group’s first of many contributions to the American Red Cross. During the Hurricane Relief Effort campaign, a promotion was held to donate a portion of the sales made from October 8, 2022, to November 12, 2022, and for every car sold, $100 was donated to the American Red Cross’ Hurricane Ian Relief Fund.

With the help from our wonderful community towards the relief efforts, Geno Walsh, the group’s executive manager of operations, and Conner Qvale (CEO Bruce Qvale’s son) were proud to present a check for $50,000 to the Red Cross in support of its Hurricane Relief efforts. It was truly an inspiring event that showed the power of our community when we come together to help those in need. We are grateful for everyone who contributed to the relief efforts, and we hope that we can continue to make a positive difference in our community with your help. Together, we will work to rebuild and create a new, stronger future! Thank you again for joining us on this journey.

VDUB Getaway Event

We had a blast presenting the VDUB Getaway Event, which was held from February 10 to 12, 2023, at the Hillsborough County Fairgrounds in Dover, FL. This weekend was jam-packed with fun activities and, of course, all things Volkswagen. From the Friday night kick-off party to the raffles supporting the Kids Cancer Foundation, it was a weekend to remember. Participants enjoyed food, entertainment, prizes, giveaways and checking out the many different Volkswagen models that were on display. This was an incredible opportunity to connect with other Volkswagen enthusiasts and celebrate the Volkswagen brand together as a community.

If you’d like to learn more about our community events and outreach efforts, feel free to contact us today or stop by our dealership at 9816 East Adamo Drive, Tampa, FL 33619. We look forward to serving our customers near Brandon, Wesley Chapel, Sarasota and Clearwater.