Planet Ford Donates Vehicle for a Veteran

vehicles for vets houston fordRandall Reed’s Planet Ford in Spring, Texas (on I-45) believe in giving back to those who serve our communities and our country. In honor of our brave men and women, the Planet Ford locations present the Spring Music Festival Vehicles for Vets!

“The Reed and Planet Ford families are seeking nominations for wounded warriors in need of and deserve to win a Ford F-150 truck,” said Randall Reed, owner of Planet Ford and World Class Automotive Group. “We want to say thank you and recognize our military heroes for all they have done for our country. Proving a vehicle is the least we can do.”

The Spring Texas Music Fest Ford F-150 will be given away during the event on July 23rd at the Barback Bar & Icehouse located at 19940 Kuyendahl in Spring, TX. The festival will feature an incredible line up including: Jason Cassidy, Charlie Robison, Scooter Brown Band, Rick Trevino, Jody Booth, Jon Wolfe, Josh Ward, Jerrett Zoch & OSR, and Jackson Taylor and the Sinners.

The Spring Music Fest helps to restore and renew hope for our wounded service members and their families through financial support. Overseas deployments and combat action can take a serious toll on everyone involved, from the men and women on the front lines to the friends and families who wait patiently for their loved ones to return home.

For those who know a wounded veteran that deserves a vehicle, they are invited to nominate their military hero via the Planet Ford Vehicles for Vet essay contest online.

How It Works:

  1. Fill out the online form at planetford.com/vehiclesforvets (See site for rules.)
  2. Submit a 1,500 word essay about a current or veteran of any branch of the military
  3. Share why that individual deserves a Ford truck
  4. Submit a photo of the individual
  5. Finalist will be contacted

To purchase tickets to the charitable Spring Texas Music Fest, log on to OuthouseTickets.com. For information about Planet Ford in Spring or Planet Ford in Humble, go to www.PlanetFord.com.

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Planet Partners with Ford to Accelerate Education in Houston Area

Randall Reed’s Planet Ford in Spring, Texas is excited to be part of a unique collaboration with Ford Motor Company Fund. In December, the American automaker announced the Ford Driving Dreams education initiative with a donation of 10,000 new books and $100,000 in scholarships available to high school seniors in Greater Houston.

Alexa Horak, Planet Ford in Spring Community Relations Director, represents Houston-area dealer and Ford at Beneke Elementary School where books were donated for students to aid in accelerating education!

Alexa Horak, Planet Ford in Spring Community Relations Director, represents Houston-area dealer and Ford at Beneke Elementary School where books were donated for students to aid in accelerating education!

May 25th, Planet kicked off their portion of the Ford Driving Dreams Tour with its first school donation to Beneke Elementary School.  The Houston area school has students from kindergarten to 4th grade.

Planet Ford presented new books in conjunction with the Ford Motor Company Fund.  To mark the special occasion, Planet provided sweet treats and had a Cookie Celebration after the student’s award celebration. “The students, parents, and faculty were overwhelmed by the donation,” said Shawn Burns, General Manager and Operating Partner of Planet Ford. “We are very excited to help bring these new books to the school’s library for the all the enthusiastic readers.”

The Driving Dreams Tour is part of Ford’s overall education efforts in the state of Texas and focuses on promoting reading at an early age. According to the American Educational Research Association, the ability to read by the third grade determines a child’s future. Research shows that in some of the lowest-income communities, there’s only one book per 300 children. The 10,000 new books will be distributed by the end of the school year to children attending nearly 100 schools and programs that serve low-income communities in Greater Houston.

“Having access to books is one of the biggest predictors of a child’s academic success,” said Kyle Zimmer, president and CEO of First Book. “And together with Ford we’re helping level the playing field for kids who too often go without these and other critical educational resources. We’re proud to join Ford and its Houston dealers to provide new books to kids in Houston and look forward to our continued work to improve lives in the communities across the country.” For more information, visit www.forddrivingdreams.com.

About Planet Ford

Planet Ford is located at 20403 I-45, Spring, Texas 77388. Planet sells new Fords, Certified Pre-Owned Fords, Pre-Owned Vehicles and offers onsite Parts, Service and Collision Departments. The location also offers a 28-bay Service Department. Planet Ford is an award-winning dealership known for their quality service, selection and dedication to customer satisfaction. Planet is a strong proponent of community. They sponsor many local schools, charities and non-profit organizations.

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Planet Ford Lends Hand for Disaster Relief

P45 Disaster Relief image012Spring weather in Texas can be dangerous. The recent weather has impacted many in our community leaving them with damaged homes and vehicles.

In May, Planet Ford in Spring, Texas teamed up with more than 300 community members to volunteer with the Disaster Relief Unit organized by Samaritan’s Purse and The Woodlands Church.

Together, we provided free demolition and cleanup services to homeowners impacted by the flooding in our area who have little or no insurance. It was hard work for our team and rewarding to be able to pitch in and help those recovering after the wave of terrible storms.

If you’re in need of automotive assistance, contact Planet Ford in Spring to find out how we can help with auto repair and new vehicles. www.PlanetFord45.com

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Randall Reed, Planet Ford Present College Scholarships

Shawn Burns, GM/OP, presenting Houston-area graduating seniors with Planet Ford Scholarships.

Shawn Burns, GM/OP, presenting Houston-area graduating seniors with Planet Ford Scholarships.

Randall Reed and Planet Ford in Spring, the No. 1 Ford Dealer in the Houston area for 15 years, presented five graduating high school seniors with the Planet Ford Scholarship.

The awards, in the amount of $2,500, are part of the ongoing outreach by the Reed family and Planet Ford to help fuel the dreams of the young people in the Spring, Texas and surrounding communities.

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This year’s Planet Ford Scholarship winners include:Screen Shot 2016-05-16 at 10.03.28 AM

  • Julia Meyer of Conroe High School. Attending Texas A & M University for Biomedical Sciences.
  • Katie James of Oak Ridge High School. Attending Texas A & M University for English.
  • Screen Shot 2016-05-16 at 10.02.44 AMHailey Rogers of The Woodlands College Park High School. Attending Georgia Institute of Technology for Chemical Engineering.
  • Matthew McClellan of The Woodlands High School. Attending the University of Texas at Austin for Chemical Engineering.Screen Shot 2016-05-16 at 10.03.17 AM
  • Olivia Wren of Caney Creek High School. Attending the University of Houston for Business.

The Planet Ford Scholarship awards were open to graduating high school seniors with a cumulative GPA of 3.75 or higher. One student applicant from each participating school was eligible to win a $2,500 award. The winners were selected by a Planet Ford panel based on a students grades, school and community involvement and goals for the future.

“There were so many amazing candidates this year,” said Shawn Burns, General Manager/Operating Partner of Planet Ford in Spring, Texas. “It was a real challenge for our team to narrow it down to a handful of winners, which also speaks to how special those selected truly are.”

Randall Reed, owner of Planet Ford and World Class Auto Group agreed. “This is a group of extraordinary young people. We are so happy to help encourage and support their future endeavors. They are going to go far in life,” he said.

Randall Reed’s Planet Ford in Spring is located at 20403 I-45 in Spring, Texas. The dealership has earned of being the No. 1 Ford dealer in the area for 15 Years*. Planet Ford offers new Fords and quality pre-owned vehicles. In addition, Planet Ford also provides a full Service, Parts and Collision Department. For more information, visit www.PlanetFord45.com.

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Planet Presents Spring ISD Teachers of Year with New Ford, Dream Cruise

Shawn Burn, Planet Ford GM/OP, presents Spring ISD Teacher of the Year with keys to a new Ford donated by Randall Reed and Planet Ford

Shawn Burn, Planet Ford GM/OP, presents Spring ISD Teacher of the Year with keys to a new Ford donated by Randall Reed and Planet Ford

On May 3rd, Teacher Appreciation Day,  Planet Ford had the honor or surprising two of Spring Independent School District educators with a brand new Ford vehicle and a Caribbean vacation during the district’s Employee Recognition Banquet. The awards were courtesy of Randall Reed and Planet Ford on I-45 in Spring, Texas (serving The Woodlands, Aldin, Cypress, Conroe, greater Houston area).

Shawn Burns, General Manager and Operating Partner of Planet Ford had the thrilling task of announcing that Chase Jones, of Twin Creeks Middle School, was the Secondary Teacher of the Year and winner of a brand-new Ford. “The look on his face when we announced his name was priceless,” said Mr. Burns. “We really enjoy being able to do this for our teachers and school district each year in a celebration of all they do for our kids and community each and every day.”

Mr. Burns, GM/OP, presents Francis Bugarin, Elementary Teacher of the Year, with a dream cruise trip for two courtesy of Randall Reed and Planet Ford

Mr. Burns, GM/OP, presents Francis Bugarin, Elementary Teacher of the Year, with a dream cruise trip for two courtesy of Randall Reed and Planet Ford

Mr. Burns also surprised Francis Bugarin, of McNabb Elementary, with an all-inclusive Carnival Cruise to the Caribbean for two, also provided by the Reed Family and Planet Ford. Mr. Bugarin was awarded Spring ISD’s Elementary Teacher of the Year award.

“All of our amazing teachers are at the heart of this community,” said Randall Reed, owner of World Class Automotive Group and Planet Ford. “Our educators not only teach, they mold lives of our children and have a profound impact on everyone’s future. With all they do, we’re thrilled to be able to recognize their outstanding efforts with the gift of a new Ford and dream getaway.”

The Spring ISD Employee Recognition Banquet was held May 3, 2016, at the Hilton North Houston at 12400 Greenspoint Drive in Houston, Texas. Spring ISD’s Teacher of the Year program recognizes outstanding educators for their passion and commitment to excellence in education. Each Spring ISD school selects their campus Teacher of the Year, who are invited to submit written materials to be considered as a finalist for the district’s Teacher of the Year. A selection committee chooses an Elementary and a Secondary Teacher of the Year to represent the district.

To learn more about Planet Ford in Spring, visit www.planetford45.com.

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Planet Ford in Spring Presents Teacher of Year New Ford, Cruise!

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This Ford Fusion is all dressed up and ready for the Spring ISD banquet.

Tonight is the night that two Spring Independent School District teachers will receive the surprise of a lifetime at the Spring ISD Employee Recognition Banquet. Randall Reed and Planet Ford in Spring will be honoring the top two educators in the school district; awarding one teacher a brand new Ford vehicle and the other a Caribbean vacation!

Shawn Burns, General Manager and Operating Partner of Planet Ford will have the honor of announcing the district’s Elementary and Secondary Teacher of the Year. One teacher will be handed the keys to a new Ford donated by Randall and Sherry Reed and Planet Ford on I-45 (serving The Woodlands, greater Houston, Aldine, Cypress, Conroe). Another teacher will be awarded an all-inclusive Carnival Cruise for two, also provided by the Reed Family and Planet Ford.

Screen Shot 2016-05-03 at 4.57.47 PM“Our teachers are at the heart of the community,” said Randall Reed, owner of World Class Automotive Group and Planet Ford. “These amazing educators not only teach, they mold lives and have an impact on our children’s future… and our future. With all they do, we’re thrilled to be able to recognize their outstanding work with the gift of a new Ford or dream getaway.”

Mr. Burns agrees. “There really is not enough we can do to celebrate and thank the teachers in our community. We’re looking forward to being able to surprise these amazing educators and handing over their well-earned rewards.”

The Spring ISD Employee Recognition Banquet takes place May 3, 2016, at the Hilton North Houston, 12400 Greenspoint Drive, Houston, TX. The event begins at 6:00 p.m. and the presentation will take place around 7:50 p.m. Media will have opportunity to conduct interviews before and after the big announcement is made.

Spring ISD’s Teacher of the Year program recognizes outstanding educators for their passion and commitment to excellence in education. Each Spring ISD school selects their campus Teacher of the Year, who are invited to submit written materials to be considered as a finalist for the district’s Teacher of the Year. A selection committee chooses an Elementary and a Secondary Teacher of the Year to represent the district.

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Planet Ford Awards $5,000 Student Scholarship!

Stephanie Luu, center, with here mother, team from Planet Ford and the High School as she accepts her reward.

Stephanie Luu, center, with here mother, team from Planet Ford and the Wunscce High School staff as she accepts her $5,000 Randall Reed – Planet Ford Scholarship.

A huge congratulations to Stephanie Luu of Wunsche High School. She is the recipient of the $5,000 Randall Reed – Planet Ford Scholarship Award.  This morning, Shawn Burns, Planet Ford’s General Manager/Operating Partner; Aaron Smith, Planet GSM; Brad Stapp, Operations Dir., John

Aaron Smith, John Dvorak, Brad Stapp in attendace at Planet Ford Scholarship presentation

Aaron Smith, John Dvorak, Brad Stapp in attendace at Planet Ford Scholarship presentation

Dvorak, GM of Planet Lincoln; and many other team members gathered at the high school to award and celebrate this remarkable student.

Surrounded by family, friends and Wunsche High School team members, Stephanie excitedly accepted her scholarship that she received after filling out and application and writing an essay that helped the panel select the bright and motivated student for this honor.

The scholarship awards are open to graduating high school seniors with a cumulative GPA of 3.75 or higher. One student applicant from each participating school is eligible to win a $2,500 award. The winners were selected by a Planet Ford panel based on a students grades, school and community involvement and goals for the future.

Alexa Horack and Shawn Burns present Stephanie Luu and her mother with scholarship check.

Alexa Horack and Shawn Burns present Stephanie Luu and her mother with Planet Ford scholarship check.

“There were so many amazing candidates this year,” said Shawn Burns, General Manager/Operating Partner of Planet Ford in Spring. “It was a real challenge for our team to choose, but when we read her application, her story and saw what she wanted to accomplish, she was a clear choice for this scholarship.

Randall Reed, owner of Planet Ford in Spring and World Class Auto Group agrees. “Stephanie is going to go far in life and help a lot of people alone the way. We are so happy to help encourage and support her in accomplishing her dreams,” he said.

Stephanie is an excellent student but also very active in in extracurricular and community activities. After encountering a sever health scare with few funds available for treatment, she was able to locate a service to help her through Harris County.  She already had an interest in the medical field.  She was worried that she would have to give that option up when she fell ill.  Thankfully, though the help medical experts, she has been treated and it further fueled her passion for the medical profession.

Screen Shot 2016-04-29 at 11.53.00 AMStephanie will be attending Texas A&M where she will being her education on the path to becoming a surgical nurse.  She hoped one day to work at MD Anderson Cancer Center.  Ten years from now, her goal is to open a free clinic to allow people to have access to healthcare when needed — a service she is thankful was afforded to her when she needed it most.

Congratulation to Stephanie and her family.  Randall Reed, Shawn Burns and our entire team at Planet Ford in Spring celebrate all of your hard work and are thrilled to support you as you move forward onto a great future.

To learn more about Planet Ford on I-45 (serving The Woodlands, Adline, Cypress, Conroe), visit www.PlanetFord45.com.

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Klein Collins High School Earns $4,900 for Drive One 4 UR School

This week, Planet Ford presented a big check to the Klein Collins’ High School Girl’s Soccer Team. Alexa Horak, community relations director for Planet Ford in SpringScreen Shot 2016-04-29 at 11.01.58 AM (serving Greater Houston, The Woodlands, Cypress, Aldine), presented The Lady Tigers team with a check in the amount of $4,980.

The team worked hard to raise the funds during Ford and Planet Ford in Spring’s Drive 4 UR School FUNdraiser event in March! The school staff, families and community came out  and took 249 test drives of new Ford cars, Ford trucks and Ford SUVs. Each qualified test drive earned $20 from Ford.

Planet Ford thanks the team for having us at  the annual soccer banquet where Planet presented the check.  Watch for more great community events sponsored by Planet Ford on I-45 in Spring.  To learn more about Planet Ford, visit www.PlanetFord45.com.

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Planet Ford Awards $2,500 Student Scholarships

Congratulations to this years recipients of Screen Shot 2016-04-21 at 12.04.48 AMthe Planet Ford in Spring, TX scholarships. The Randall Reed family and Planet Ford team in Spring, Texas are excited to announce five scholarship winners.

The scholarship awards are open to graduating high school seniors with a cumulative GPA of 3.75 or higher. One student applicant from each participating school is eligible to win a $2,500 award. The winners were selected by a Planet Ford panel based on a students grades, school and community involvement and goals for the future.

“There were so many amazing candidates this year,” said Shawn Burns, General Manager/Operating Partner of Planet Ford in Spring. “It was a real challenge for our team to narrow it down to a handful of winners. It also speaks to how special those selected truly are.”

Randall Reed, owner of Planet Ford in Spring and World Class Auto Group agreed. “These  are some extraordinary kids. We are so happy to help encourage and support their future endevors. They are going to go far in life,” he said.

Scholarship winners include:

Conroe High School: Julia Meyer; attending Texas A & M University for Biomedical Sciences

Oak Ridge High School:  Katie James; attending Texas A & M University for English

The Woodlands College Park High School:  Hailey Rogers; attending Georgia Institute of Technology for Chemical Engineering

The Woodlands High School:  Matthew McClellan; attending the University of Texas at Austin for Chemical Engineering

Caney Creek High School:  Olivia Wren; attending the University of Houston for Business.

Congratulation to all of this year’s amazing winners of the Planet Ford in Spring scholarship. To learn more about Planet Ford on I-45 (serving The Woodlands, Adline, Cypress, Conroe), visit www.PlanetFord45.com.

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Planet Ford Supports Spring Youth via Tri-Club Livestock Show

spring try club livestock showPlanet Ford in Spring, Texas believes it is key to support our youth.  Each year, Planet is proud to serve as an sponsor of the Spring Tri-Club Livestock Show & Fair.

This year, the 65th annual event was held at the L. C. Nagy Pavilion.  From April 7th to 9th, the youth of the Spring Tri-Club hosted a live auction, private sale as well as a silent auction to raise proceeds for the club.

The Spring Tri-Club encourage youth to become better students in the development of skills in practical agricultural and homemaking projects through personal achievement and to make better citizens and leaders for the community, state and nation through competitive achievement. The objectives and purposes of this organization are to encourage youth to become better students in the development of skills in practical agricultural and homemaking projects through personal achievement and to make better citizens and leaders for the community, state and nation through competitive achievement.

To learn more about Spring Tri-Club, visit www.springtri-club.org. To learn more about Planet Ford on I-45 in Spring (serving The Woodlands, Conroe, Aldine, Cypress and greater Houston), visit www.PlanetFord45.com.

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