Community involvement. Teamwork. Fun. Those are three of the eight company values at KAR Auction Services and ADESA. And all three describe what happens when ADESA employees partner with fellow KAR companies to support a fundraiser.

This month, 19 team members from KAR, ADESA, AFC, IAA and PAR are joining forces to raise money for the American Diabetes Association at the Indiana Tour de Cure, an annual cycling fundraising event. This team, led by KAR’s Warren Byrd, has already raised more than $17,000 toward their $20,000 fundraising goal.

Last year, Team KAR was the largest corporate donor of the Indiana Tour de Cure and ranked as one of the top 20 donors nationwide. And, our very own Jim Hallett was the top fundraiser for the Indiana Tour de Cure and one of the top five nationwide for fundraising by an individual rider. This year, we’re hoping to break both of these records!

The excitement is really building around here as Team KAR and Jim get ready to take on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway with local cyclists on Saturday, June 21. If you’re interested in supporting their efforts to prevent and cure diabetes, you can visit Team KAR’s fundraising page here or Jim Hallett’s page here.

I’ve found that the auto auction industry truly attracts some of the most giving people around, and we are all honored by everyone’s generosity and support.

Team KAR at 2013's Indiana Tour de Cure.

Team KAR at 2013’s Indiana Tour de Cure.