Gear Up for Summer winners announced

Our Gear Up for Summer giveaway ended June 30, and the grand prize of a new side-by-side UForce went to James Hoeft, of Deadwood. Sales and service customers from all three of our Rapid City locations participated in the drawings. We had 1,278 in-store entries for a chance to win. Thank you to Rice’s Rapid Motorsports for partnering with us on this giveaway!

Summer is a great time in the Black Hills, with so many opportunities for outdoor adventures. And the best part is, you don’t have to travel to experience those opportunities — or to get the gear you need. Part of what we really wanted to promote with this giveaway is the great business community we have in Rapid City. And boy did they make it easy! So many local businesses helped us by donating items or providing items at a discount. We wouldn’t have been able to give out nearly as many amazing prizes without their support.

Along with the grand prize of a side-by-side, we gave away awesome prize packages at each of our Rapid City locations (Rushmore Honda, Rapid Chevrolet, and Denny Menholt Toyota). At our store, Joan Fuxa won the Napoleon grill from Black Hills Fireplace & Outdoor, along with a $100 gift certificate to Dakota Butcher and $50 for Plantsmyth. She and her parents said they hadn’t used one quite like it before and were eager to give it a try.

Shawn and Brooke Ozuna won a beach/camping set. Their prize package included an Orca cooler, camping chairs, beach towels and water toys, and an inflatable unicorn their daughter was especially excited about. Shawn even drove down from North Dakota to claim his prize! He said they love spending time on the water, so the prizes were a great fit. And Nate Weinberger won a gift certificate for an 18-hole round of golf at The Golf Club at Red Rock (cart included!) and $100 in Sickie’s Bucks for Sickies Garage.

To see the other prize winners, visit the Rapid Chevy and Toyota blogs.

We loved helping people gear up for their summer, but don’t worry — there is still plenty of summer left to enjoy! Stop by any of these or other local businesses and get started!

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Congratulations again to everyone who won, and thank you to all the people who participated!