BSAM’s Driving Great Futures partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) aims to help families overcome the challenge of getting to and from Clubs by providing reliable transportation. Since 2015, BSAM has raised 20 million USD for BGCA, which depends largely on customer donations across the BSAM nationwide network of 2,200+ tire and automotive service centers.
At the core of the program are transportation grants, which are used to purchase BGCA passenger vans equipped with Bridgestone fuel-efficient tires, or for maintenance and repairs of existing Club vehicles. BSAM retail stores also donate company time to service existing BGCA vehicles and volunteer at Clubs in the local community.
In 2022, BSAM’s donations reached nearly 3.6 million USD and were used to:
- Purchase 12 new club vans
- Maintain the fleet of vehicles for more than BGCA’s 40 clubs
- Provide new equipment and technology resources for BGCA’s 24 clubs
In addition, BSAM partnered with Tight End University which provides various training programs, including star NFL players, to help raise even more funds for deserving clubs and their respective communities through BSAM's Driving Great Future. In total, NFL fans donated an additional 131 thousand USD to clubs nationwide in celebration of the Driving Great Futures milestone. BSAM extended its support for Driving Great Futures through 2024, continuing the program’s legacy of bridging critical divides for club kids and families nationwide.