2015 Jeep Jam Press Release

ODZ Jeep Jam 10th Anniversay

Saturday, October 10th, 2015

Press Release

When:         Saturday, October 10th, 2015 – starts at 6:30am
Headliners: Montgomery Gentry
Supporters: O’Daniel Automotive Group, McMahon’s Best One Tire, Key Exteriors, K105 FM and The Rusty Spur Saloon
Where: O’Daniel Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, Kessie Jeep Farm, Speedway Concrete and Aggregate and Allen County Fairgrounds
Why: Benefit for Military Families, a program of Associated Churches of Fort Wayne & Allen County


The largest Indiana Jeep event, ODZ Jeep Jam, is having its 10th Anniversary on Saturday, October 10th, 2015.  They are presenting the biggest headliner thus far, Montgomery Gentry, brought to you by O’Daniel Automotive Group, McMahon’s Best-One Tire, Key Exteriors,  K105 FM, and The Rusty Spur Saloon.  For the past 10 years, this yearly benefit has helped support the military in our community. The sponsors are committed to our community because they believe a business is not made by things they sell, but by the employees and patrons that support the business. Proceeds will go to Military Families, a program of Associated Churches.  Steve Staley from Associated Churches has this to say: ”Our hope is to provide opportunities for those in our member congregations and our community that want to support local soldiers and their families to do so as an expression of their faith. The faith community is in a very special place to support our military families, and we want to do everything we can to carry out our mission of showing Christ’s love to our neighbors.”

This year we have added two Title sponsors that are committed to sharing our mission; McMahon’s Best-One Tire and Key Exteriors.  Kim McMahon from McMahon’s Best-One Tire, explains why she supports this event:  “What could be more important to our country and our community than the freedom that is only guaranteed by our military.  McMahon’s Best-One Tire has sponsored several local initiatives to help the military, but this is the perfect way to make a real impact on the lives of local military and their families.  Associated Churches does amazing work with the local families, and makes a real difference in their lives.  As a local business, we have an opportunity to invest in our community in a positive way, and working with O’Daniel Automotive Group and Associated Churches on  Jeep Jam is the perfect way to accomplish that goal.  McMahon’s Best-One is thrilled to be able to be a part of this very worthy cause.”  We are so happy to have both of them on board.

Bill Kesterkey from Key Exteriors was asked why he wanted to be a Title sponsor:   “There is no higher purpose, no higher calling, no greater charitable cause than helping the men and women and families of our community who have served in the military, many of whom have given their youth, mental and physical vigor and some exhibiting the last, full measure of devotion, their lives, in order to preserve inviolate those freedoms we esteem so highly:  life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. We at Key Exteriors are humbled to be considered worthy to partner with Associated Churches and OD’Z Jeep Jam to support these intrepid men and women and their families.  To those who serve(d), we salute you.  May the Lord bless you and keep you and make His face to shine upon you and give you peace. “

In addition to our Title sponsors we also have partnered with K105, Operations Manager at WQHK/ K105fm, Dave Michaels explains why Montgomery Gentry and K105 is a perfect fit for this event:  “K105 and the Country Music community have always been tremendous supporters of our Military, and T-Roy & Eddie have followed in that tradition – Troy Gentry and Eddie Montgomery wear their support for our military on their sleeves, and you see that support throughout a Montgomery Gentry show.  And K105 always looks for ways to be able to give back to those that give so much to this country…teaming up with O’DZ Jeep jam and Associated Churches to support our military families here in Fort Wayne was a natural for us.”  Let’s not forget The Rusty Spur Saloon who has always assisted with the talent and stage and so much more.  “The Rusty Spur Saloon has always supported live music, good fun, and country values. Part of those country values is looking out for one another. That’s why we are proud to sponsor ODZ Jeep Jam.  It’s a way for us to give back to those that fight to keep our rights and freedoms; while providing family fun and live music.”

“The Jeep Jam has grown into an amazing community of support and generosity. When Jeep Jam started 10 years ago, it was a small evening gathering of maybe 75 customers with the Boy Scouts cooking hot dogs on a bonfire. Jeep Jam 10 is poised to be the largest most successful philanthropy project in our company’s history. With an outpouring of support from local business like McMahon’s Best-One Tire and Key Exteriors as well as our media partner Federated media, Jeep Jam will support the Associated Churches Military Fund in a big way.  Everything we do supports our local military families here in our area thru the Associated Churches Military Families fund.  The O’Daniel organization is extremely humbled by the sacrifice that those who serve or who have served have made to insure the freedom of our great country.  With Jeep Jam as our vehicle we will do whatever we can to support all of those brave men and women and their families.   With countless hours of organization and planning, Jeep Jam 10 will be sure to be another successful event with your help.  Jeep Jam 10 is in need of volunteers as well as additional partners. If you feel you or your company would like to join us on our mission to support our troops please contact us today.”  Greg O’Daniel

For More information please contact Craig Ruskaup CRuskaup@odanielauto.com, 260.435.5331

Or Julie Kimes jkimes@odanielauto.com  260-434-4202