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2016 MX-5 Launch Edition Raises $50,000 for St. Jude’s

With the donation of one of the exclusive 2016 MX-5 Launch Edition models, Mazda helped raise $50,000 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The very special edition MX-5 was auctioned as part of the hospital’s Hope in the Hamptons fundraising event.

2016 Mazda MX-5 “We set aside one of the MX-5 Launch Editions for a special occasion such as this and when the opportunity arose to be part of the St. Jude Hope in the Hamptons event, we felt this was the perfect way to support a great charity partner,” said Russell Wager, vice president of marketing for Mazda North American Operations.

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital does amazing things to help kids who are faced with horrible illness and we are honored to help raise money for their cause any chance we get.”

The special edition MX-5 is painted in Soul Red and matched with a Sport Tan leather interior. The model is based on the MX-5 Grand Touring and features special badging as well as a Bose® Mini SoundLink® portable stereo system and gifts from the Mazda Heritage Collection apparel line.

The donation was made possible by the Mazda Drive for Good® program, which began just two years ago and has already given more than $7.6 million and pledged over 120,000 hours of volunteer service.

Mazda MX-5 Challenge Rivals Event Highlights New Download

Earlier this month, Mazda gave video gamers—and Mazda lovers—everywhere the opportunity to test drive the all-new 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata virtually. As part of the Mazda MX-5 Challenge Rivals Event, the Japanese carmaker set up the video game debut of the new MX-5, allowing Forza Horizon 2 players to download the new vehicle.

Mazda MX-5 Challenge Rivals EventThe new convertible is part of a four-vehicle car pack that is available on the video game to use for the open-world racing title. Joining the MX-5 are representatives from the roadsters first three generations. This includes the 1990 MX-5, which represents the NA; the turbocharged 2005 Mazdaspeed MX-5, which represents the NB; and the Super 20 Concept, which represents the NC.

Along with this terrific four-vehicle pack, Forza Horizon 2 gamers will also have the opportunity to win a 2016 MX-5 of their own. The challenge runs from March 17th to April 30th, with the winner being the fastest driver in the virtual Sisteron Perimeter Sprint Circuit on the game.

If you’re interested in purchasing your own Mazda MX-5, stop in to Steet Ponte Mazda today!