Release: Wheel City Collects Teddy Bears for the Rough Riders

December 1, 2015




Wheel City Auto Partners With the Rough Riders to Collect Teddy Bears This Holiday Season

Consumers can donate a teddy bear and earn a special discount on the purchase of a vehicle



(December 1, 2015) Tampa, Fla. - Each year, in continued commitment to the memory of Theodore Roosevelt and the volunteer cavalry that served alongside him, the 1st U.S. Volunteer Cavalry Regiment - Rough Riders, Inc. help to give back to the Tampa Bay community. A major part of their efforts is their annual Teddy Bear Run in which the organization collects, sorts and distributes thousands of teddy bears to hospital patients, cancer survivors, shelters, community health centers, special needs day care centers and foster children. In support of the Rough Riders and their charitable donations, Wheel City Auto Finance Centers is offering a special discount off the purchase of a car for anyone who donates a teddy bear to the Rough Riders.



Interested parties can visit Wheel City Auto, located at 1711 East Hillsborough Ave. in Tampa, now through Dec. 31 and bring a new teddy bear to get $100 off of the purchase of their vehicle. Qualifying teddy bears must be new and unused, unwrapped and at least 12-inches in length. Other restrictions may apply, please contact Wheel City Auto for details.


“For over 23 years, we have been a family-owned business committed to serving the community with honesty and integrity,” said Wheel City Auto Finance Centers President, Bruce Nerison. “We can think of no greater organization to partner with as we launch in the Tampa Bay area than the Rough Riders. Their dedication to comfort youth with the love of a teddy bear is a remarkable testament to our shared passion for community enrichment.”


In addition to serving as a drop location for the annual Teddy Bear Run, Wheel City Auto Finance Centers has personally donated 100 new teddy bears to help launch its efforts with the Rough Riders.

Wheel City Auto opened its first Florida location in February 2015, with additional locations planned in 2016.


About Wheel City Auto Finance Centers


Since 1993, Wheel City Auto Finance Centers has been providing consumers with bad credit and no credit the second chance they need to get them into a vehicle of their choice. The company is family owned and operated, employing people in sales, service, automotive repair and finance positions. Based in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Wheel City currently has additional locations in Rapid City, South Dakota and Tampa, Florida. For more information, visit


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