Adjust Payment Terms

We want to help you find the perfect car that fits your budget. Please adjust the options below so we can estimate the most accurate monthly payments.

Estimated Credit Score or Interest Rate

Desired Loan Term (months)

How much will you put down?

All tax, title and vehicle registration fees are additional. See dealer for complete details.

Touchdown for Diabetes Banner
PURCHASE TICKETS TODAY! SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES! PATIENTS' STORIES!

Can’t go to the tailgate event but want to help fight diabetes in Kalamazoo?
DONATE NOW!

What is Touchdown for Diabetes?

Over one million people in Michigan have diabetes, and 66,000 of those live in Southwest Michigan. Serious complications include stroke, blindness, kidney disease, heart disease, and loss of toes, feet or legs. Diabetes is the costliest disease in America, an estimated $10.5 billion dollar expenditure in Michigan annually. People with diabetes have average medical costs of $13,700 per year.

Although there is no cure, the disease can be effectively managed. The Borgess Diabetes & Endocrine Center serves hundreds of uninsured and underinsured patients each year. The Center provides free doctors, education, and labs and helps acquire medicines and supplies.

Proceeds Stay Local

Over a 20-year span, Cole Auto Group has raised more than $1 million to fight diabetes!

Cole Community Solutions, Inc has a mission to raise funds for uninsured persons with Type 1 or Type 2 Diabetes that will provide:

  • quality medical care
  • education
  • medications through the Borgess Diabetes Uninsured Clinic (DUC).

Touchdown is the major fundraiser for the Borgess Uninsured Diabetes Clinic. Last year Touchdown for Diabetes wrote a check to the clinic for $78,000. With your help we can write a bigger check in 2017.

What does that mean for the people of Kalamazoo? In 2016 we touched 164 patients with a total patient assistance adding up to $187,674.56! Whether it was direct medical care, help with obtaining necessary medications, a joint medical appointment, or education by certified diabetes educators, this program helps keep our community healthier. This means fewer visits to the ER and fewer people in crisis because of not being able to afford proper care.

2016 was our 20th year sponsoring an event for Diabetes. We had many positive responses about the event itself. "Best food ever!" "Loved the band!" "The live auction was a blast!" "Andy Dominiani is a great Emcee!" We are always looking for ways to improve our Event and welcome suggestions and new sponsors.

The Event

Each September, the Cole Buick GMC Cadillac dealership campus is transformed into a huge trailgate party. One ticket admits two people and includes:

  1. Catered Tailgate Buffet
  2. Silent Auction
  3. Tailgate Games
  4. Live Music
  5. Door Prizes
  6. Cash Bar
  7. Entry in the raffle... a chance to win prizes totaling $20,000!
    • 1st Place $10,000
    • 2nd Place $5,000
    • 3rd Place $3,000
    • 4th Place $2,000


Raffle License: R401192

Read Our Patients Stories

Sponsorship Opportunities

GAME NIGHT SPONSOR

$7500 Commitment Level

Benefits:

  • 3 Raffle Tickets (Option for Dinner Tickets only, difference to donation)
  • Corporate banner displayed in prominent location
  • Corporate logo or name printed on all promotional posters (100+ printed)
  • Corporate logo or name printed in "Day-of-Event" program (500+ printed)
  • Name in Brochures (early commitment required)
  • Mentioned in PSAs, T.V., Radio, and print promotions
  • Corporate display available at the event
  • On-Stage recognition

QUARTERBACK CLUB

$5000 Commitment Level

Benefits:

  • 2 Raffle Tickets (Option for Dinner Tickets only, difference to donation)
  • Corporate banner displayed at the event
  • Corporate name printed on all promotional posters (100+ printed)
  • Corporate Logo printed in "Day-of-Event" program (500+ printed)
  • Name in Brochures (early commitment required)
  • Mentioned in PSAs, T.V., Radio, and print promotions
  • Corporate display available at the event

TOUCHDOWN CLUB

$3000 Commitment Level

Benefits:

  • 1 Raffle Tickets (Option for Dinner Tickets only, difference to donation)
  • Corporate banner displayed at the event
  • Corporate name printed on all promotional posters (100+ printed)
  • Corporate Logo printed in "Day-of-Event" program (500+ printed)
  • Name in Brochure (early commitment required)
  • Mentioned in PSAs, T.V., Radio, and print promotions
  • Corporate display available at the event

FIELD GOAL CLUB

$2500 Commitment Level

Benefits:

  • 1 Raffle Tickets (Option for Dinner Tickets only, difference to donation)
  • Featured on group banner for "Field Goal Club" sponsors
  • Corporate name printed in "Day-of-Event" program
  • Name in Brochures (early commitment required)

EXTRA POINT CLUB

$1000 Commitment Level

Benefits:

  • 2 Dinner Tickets (Dinner Tickets only-not in raffle)
  • Featured on group banner for "Extra Point Club" sponsors
  • Corporate name printed in "Day-of-Event" program
  • Name in Brochures (early commitment required)

SAFETY CLUB

$500 Commitment Level

Benefits:

  • 2 Dinner Tickets (Dinner Tickets only-not in raffle)
  • Featured on group banner for "Safety Club" sponsor
  • Corporate name recognized in "Day-of-Event" program

SILENT AUCTION DONOR

Items donated at $50 or above

Benefits:

  • Recognized at display tables in front of donated item(s)
  • Recognized in "Day-of-Event" program

RAFFLE TICKETS

Raffle Tickets - $125 Each

  • One entry into the Raffle: 1st $10,000, 2nd $5000, 3rd $3000 and 4th $2000
  • Each Raffle Ticket admits two to the event which includes dinner
PURCHASE TICKETS TODAY!