AAA, Carolina Panthers Team Up to Help Make-A-Wish Foundation
Carolinians passionate about the Carolina Panthers, the benefits of AAA, and helping a good
cause can now add a Carolina Panthers AAA Card to their wallets and purses. The proceeds from
sales of the Panthers AAA card go to Make-A-Wish Foundation, known for granting wishes to
children with life-threatening illnesses. The card, available exclusively through AAA Carolinas,
includes 24/7 roadside assistance and allows fans to save at more than 150,000 online and
in-store savings partners, including a 10 percent discount at the Carolina Panthers Team Store.
Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) September 10, 2009 -- Robbie Deese loves AAA and the Carolina Panthers, but he has a
particularly soft spot for Make-A-Wish Foundation.
So when AAA Carolinas and the Panthers teamed up to create the Carolina Panthers AAA Card - donating a
portion of the proceeds from every card to Make-A-Wish Foundation - he was one of the first in line to get it.
"I have witnessed first hand the great work of the Make-A-Wish Foundation," said Deese, whose wife and two
nieces are cancer survivors. "It's about compassion, help, and allowing children to have a wish come true. Simple
things like having fun, eating ice cream, seeing how people care for others, make the world a better place."
Other AAA members have similar feelings about the new Carolina Panthers AAA card, which is only available
to residents of North and South Carolina. Almost 2,000 AAA members have purchased the card since it launched
this past April.
"We didn't just want a new AAA card that looked nice," said David E. Parsons, CEO and president of AAA
Carolinas. "We wanted the card to mean something more - beyond AAA and the Panthers."
"This card is the perfect match of two organizations that care about people and have a special place for
The Make-A-Wish Foundation grants wishes to children with life-threatening illnesses, sending them to theme
parks, live television performances, sporti