MINI USA today announced that Feeding America, the nation’s largest hunger-relief organization dedicated to fighting domestic hunger through a network of food banks, is again the Official Charity Partner of the legendary MINI owners road rally, MINI TAKES THE STATES. Similar to the MTTS 2016 partnership, a portion of the proceeds from each registration fee will be donated to Feeding America. In addition, MTTS 2018 participants will have the opportunity to personally raise money and awareness for hunger in America.
The legendary rally for MINI owners, which runs from July 14 – 22, will start from two separate locations on opposite sides of the country and meet in the middle for a weekend celebration of everything MINI. The starting cities will be Orlando, Fla., and Portland, Ore. The final destination is Keystone Resort in Keystone, Colo., approximately 75 miles west of downtown Denver.
We witnessed a tremendous level of enthusiasm, passion and support from the MINI community for Feeding America during MINI TAKES THE STATES 2016 so we couldn’t be happier about the renewal of our partnership. The rally will give the MINI community a chance to support this amazing charity through our #DriveForMore campaign, which encourages a lifestyle focused on more of what matters in life.
— Patrick McKenna, Department Head, MINI USA Marketing
Through the Feeding America partnership, those participating in MTTS 2018 will have the opportunity to contribute to the charity in various ways, including: raising funds and awareness for Feeding America as they drive across the country; supporting local food banks in their own community or along the MTTS route.
The Feeding America network helps to provide food for Americans in need through a network of 200 food banks and 60,000 local food pantries and meal programs. We are excited to once again team up with MINI and their enthusiastic owner community as they rally through small towns and big cities across the U.S. to spread awareness and engage more people in the fight to end hunger. During MTTS 2016, the MINI community helped to raise 1.3 million meals* for those in need. The collaboration with MINI allows us to continue the fight to end hunger.
— Nancy Curby, Senior Vice President, Corporate Partnerships and Operations at Feeding America
In 2016, MINI owners rallied with a purpose, making an epic 14-day, 4,397 mile adventure that started at Atlanta Motor Speedway on July 9 and ended at The Thermal Club in Palm Springs, Calif., while raising money for Feeding America. By the time the rally reached Palm Springs, the group had raised enough money to provide more than one million meals – easily topping the initial goal of 800,000 meals. In 2018, MINI owners will prove once again that when the MINI community comes together, great things are possible.
Registration for MTTS 2018 will open in April. To stay up to date on MTTS news opt in at MINITAKESTHESTATES.com.