Fitzgerald Auto Malls Hosts Hispanic Child Car Safety Seat Event
NORTH BETHESDA, MD - September 7, 2013
Fitzgerald Auto Malls hosted their fourth Hispanic Child Safety Seat event at their Gaithersburg dealerships. It was a fun-filled day of festivities for over a hundred families, but the primary objective of the event was to have their child safety car seats properly inspected and installed. Today, over 3 out of 4 child seats are incorrectly installed, which means that over 75 percent of our nation’s children are at risk of being seriously injured or killed in a car crash.
The event, Protegiendo Nuestro Futuro
(Protecting Our Future), was a collaboration of efforts amongst Fitzgerald Auto Malls, Univision TV, Amerigroup, and Safe Kids Montgomery County to promote child car seat safetyin the Hispanic and Latino communities. Child safety seat certified technicians inspected over 130 child safety seats at the event and made sure that all child and booster seats were correctly installed. They also worked to inform and educate parents and families about the importance of proper installation. Amerigroup donated 100 car and booster seats. Univision awarded child safety seats to lucky winners in the Univision online raffle.
Fitzgerald Auto Malls has installed over 44,000 child safety seats; the first private organization to achieve this record number of inspections within a single program.
“Fitzgerald Auto Malls is very proud of this accomplishment and we are proud to support the communities we serve,” said Jack Fitzgerald, founder and CEO of Fitzgerald Auto Malls.
Fitzgerald Auto Malls organizes and conducts monthly child safety seat inspections in an effort to increase the number of lives saved through proper installation.
Events are held on the third Thursday of every month, with the exception of January and February. Information about upcoming event dates or to make an appointment can be found online at www.FitzMall.com