Land Rover goals to make a big effect on small charitable organizations with its third annual Defender Service Awards. This system acknowledges non-profits and organizations within the U.S., Canada, District of Columbia and Puerto Rico that make a optimistic influence on their native communities.
Award winners get extra than simply title recognition. They get a Defender 130, a three-row, off-road succesful sport utility car (SUV) to assist them go about their mission. Defender 130 is the most recent addition to the corporate’s lineup and is the most important Defender in the marketplace in the present day.
Every winner’s Defender will probably be personalized to suit the group’s wants, together with a customized exterior car wrap. Equipment added to earlier winners’ Defenders embrace a ladder, specialty roof rack and roof-mounted lights.
New for 2023, finalists and winners will probably be eligible to obtain a donation to their group courtesy of two program sponsors, Chase and Warner Bros. Chase will donate $5,000 to every of the 5 finalists per class. Warner Bros. will award $2,500 to every finalist.
Sure award classes are additionally sponsored. The winners in these classes will obtain an extra $25,000 every.
“The ‘Defender Service Awards’ are a beloved initiative that we’re proud to carry again for a 3rd yr. Celebrating the organizations that make a distinction in our communities speaks to the core of the Defender model that it’s strongest when it is on a mission to assist others,” Joe Eberhardt, President and CEO of Jaguar Land Rover North America stated in a press launch.
There are six Defender Service Awards classes in 2023:
- Veteran’s & Civil Servant Outreach Award Introduced by Hearts & Science
- Group Companies Award Introduced by ei3
- Search, Rescue & Emergency Help Companies Award Introduced by Pelican
- Outside Accessibility & Training Awards Introduced by Exterior Interactive Inc
- Animal, Wildlife & Marine Mammal Welfare Award Introduced by Animal Planet
- The Defender Service Honorees, 2021 & 2022 Finalists
To enter, organizations could be nominated or self-nominate by filling out an entry type on Land Rover’s web site and submitting a video as much as three minutes in size that particulars the group’s mission, the way it fills a necessity in the neighborhood, and the way a Defender 130 would additional their efforts.
Submissions are open from June 15, 2023 to July 21, 2023. Winners will probably be introduced within the autumn.
Earlier winners of the awards embrace Sauvetage Bénévole Outaouais – Ottawa Volunteer Search and Rescue, Patriot Service Canine, Appalachian Bear Rescue, Mercy Cooks and the Inexperienced Lake Affiliation.
In 2022, Land Rover’s Defender Service Awards program gained the Advertising and marketing award throughout Newsweek‘s World’s Biggest Auto Disruptors Awards.