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The Numbers Are In!!!

This year’s Jeep Jam  raised $25,000 for the DAV!  Above is a photo of our representatives presenting the check for $25,000 to the DAV from ODZ Jeep Jam. A big thank you to all who participated!

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With just three days until this years Jeep Jam, don’t forget to get in the Jeep Jam spirit by visiting our store and check out our sponsor websites.

Once again, Indiana Warm Floors and Hot Rod Golf Carts are providing parking lot transportation for this years Jeep Jam.  They will have two golf carts with a designated driver available to transport you safely at the event. is our official food sponsor this year, with help of many others and their generous contribution, all of this year’s food has been donated. This means that 100% of food profit goes directly to the DAV.

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Kyle Sliger will grace us with us presence at this years Jeep Jam. Professional Motorcycle Stunt Performer and Competitor, Sliger will be conducting a motorcycle stunt show this Saturday. You won’t want to miss it!

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WOW! Our “Girls” have done an amazing job with Silent Auction

this oneNo one will ever know how much time and effort goes into the silent auction and the JEEP JAM.  A Big thank you to Sheri Stine and Kelly Rothgeb and so many others.  Sherri and Kelly have put in countless hours and worked so hard organizing all of the generous donations for the ODZ Jeep Jam Auction.   This year’s Silent Auction is Amazing!  Just take a look below at some of the items!! WOW!! GOOD JOB!

Mahogany Thermal Door w/side lights (installation included)

Use of MedPartners-Lutheran Health Networks Komet Hockey Suite

Samsung Galaxy Tablet

Laundry soap for a year

Tin Cap Tickets

2013-2014 Family Pass for ALL sports events from University of Saint Francis

One Year family membership to any YMCA (in greater Fort Wayne Area)

IU vs Wisconsin Football tickets

12v Polaris RZR900 ATV

Squir Bullet Guitar

3 month membership to Spiece Fitness Center

Tom Crean Autographed Indiana basketball

Tickets to Derby Girls

1 year lawn fertilization & weed control

(3) 5’ to 6’ Norway Spruce (planted & mulched)

Samsung 19” hdtv

Vera Bradley items

RKI Crossover steel pickup tool box

Coby Fleener autographed football

Pizza for a Year

Royal upright vacuum

Nerf bars

3.5 Ton Jack/stand

26” Roadmaster bike

Gear Performance limited slip differential (locker)

Table top parts cleaner

Golf Bag

Kids fun things to do

Tools, vehicle parts, vehicle cleaning supplies

Alcohol baskets

Numerous overnight stays from Fort Wayne to Auburn Hills, MI

Gift certificates to jewelry stores

Gift certificates for golf

And much, much more.


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Head Over to the Online Store

Our countdown to this year’s Jeep Jam has reached the single digits! With only 9 days left until this years event, show your pride by making a stop at our online storeWe have a t-shirt, sweatshirt, or tank for the whole family, keychains, patches, hats, and so much more! Not only will you look awesome while you rock your new Jeep Jam cap, you will also be supporting a great cause.

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This Just In…

Another big donation to the silent auction has come in this week, this one is from Auburn Gear. Two gift certificates have been donated that are redeemable by the winner(s) for a FREE differential of their choice. The estimated value of the Certificates is $2,000.00! Don’t miss out on the chance to win such an amazing prize package. While you are out at the Jeep Jam, make sure to stop by their banner and pick up some information from Auburn Gear.


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This Year’s Silent Auction is Going to be Awesome!

We are just 23 days away from this year’s Jeep Jam and the donations for the silent auction are pouring in! We have a wide variety of awesome items and expect many more to be added to the list within the next week.

Some items that we have received so far :

  • Samsung Galaxy Tablet
  • Use of Komet Hockey Suite
  • One Year family membership to the ‘Y’
  • Multiple overnight stays at local and out of town hotels
  • Thermal front door w/side windows in Mahogany
  • Wine & Liquor baskets
  • Dinner for 4 at Casa’s
  • Guitar
  • University of Saint Francis all season family pass
  • IU vs Wisconsin Football tickets
  • Signed autographed IU basketball by Tom Crean
  • 12v Polaris ATV from Peg Perago
  • 3 month membership to Spiece
  • 3 Norway Spruce (5-6’) planted
  • 19” Samsung HDTV
  • Vera Bradley items
  • RKI-Crossover steel pickup tool box
  • Furnance services
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Dewy’s Run marks fifth year of raising funds for firefighters, police officers in need

By Jennifer Zartman Romano

Marking the fifth consecutive year, friends of the late Cleveland Township firefighter Duane “Dewy” Lowe will come together to celebrate his life and make a bold statement about supporting the plight of firefighters and police officers — particularly in times of illness and loss.
Loe died in 2011, but this annual event began in his honor and continues in his memory, providing hope and funds for public servants at a dark point in their lives.
Dewy’s Run is planned for Saturday, July 27, 2013, at the Cleveland Township Fire Department. The event is a benefit ride open to motorcycles, Jeeps and hot rods. A scenic, 80-mile group ride is planned.
Registration begins at 9 a.m. and the ride commences at 10 a.m., returning to the fire station located at 117 North State Street, South Whitley. In addition to the ride, there will be a drawing, giveaways and great prizes provided by sponsors including Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Komet Hockey, Carmike Cinemas, Bradley Gough Diamonds and more.
A $20 donation per vehicle is requested.
All proceeds from the event will support the Whitley County Police and Fire Fund for ill and injured firefighters and officers.
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This years Jeep Jam is October 12, 2013!!

 [SAVE THE DATE]This year marks the 7th consecutive ODZ Jeep Jam and everyone from the O’Daniel Automotive stores are excited as the time swiftly approaches. Having begun as a challenge by Chrysler to see which dealership could collect the most cell phones, as a means to earn a donation for the organization of their choice, the Jeep Jam was born!

The cell phone contest arrived after Craig W. Ruskaup had recently been promoted to Sales Manager.

Eager and driven to win the contest, Craig successfully motivate the O’Daniel team in collecting enough phones to secure the win and allow O’Daniel to choose the DAV of Allen County as its beneficiary. With that year as the catalyst, each year since Craig hs been working tirelessly in an effort to surpass the proceeds of each year before.

The ODZ Jeep Jam has become so successful-every year they attract more people from further and further away, that like to come and participate in the event!

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Tweet for Tickets

Show your support for this years Jeep Jam by tweeting about us on Twitter

Show your support for Jeep Jam and we will return the favor by awarding you four free tickets to a Komet game. Offer good only while supplies lasts. Tickets may be picked up at the showroom, a screenshot of the tweet must be emailed to Craig for verification.

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