Since launching Overdrive, we have shared several stories about how ADESA has donated time, auction space, money and inventory to help change the lives of people (and animals) all over the world. However, this post is about recognizing the efforts of one important member of the ADESA team and his continued support of a wonderful organization.

Dave Emerson, general manager of ADESA Indianapolis, has been a supporter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) for the past five years. From hosting car shows to organizing fundraising events, Dave has played a key role in helping to raise awareness and dollars on behalf of the organization. This year, Dave is serving as the corporate chair for the upcoming JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes on October 4. During the event, a beautiful 1971 Pontiac GTO will be raffled off with the proceeds benefiting JDRF.

ADESA has been a long-time supporter of JDRF and has organized fundraising events on behalf of the organization throughout the United States and Canada. More recently, we announced that the combined efforts of several ADESA auction locations over the course of two months resulted in more than $150,000 being raised to support JDRF. Our team worked very closely with Ford Motor Company’s Global Action Team to raise awareness of JDRF’s mission and research efforts. Thanks to selfless efforts of many of our employees (including Dave), we’ve been able to make a real, significant impact in the fight against type 1 diabetes.

The entire ADESA team extends its heartfelt thanks to Dave for giving back so much to his community and going above and beyond to support a cause we hold very close to our hearts.

ADESA Indianapolis General Manager Dave Emerson with the 1971 Pontiac GTO that will be raffled off to support JDRF. This photo originally appeared in a Hendricks County Flyer story on Dave and his charitable work.
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ADESA Indianapolis General Manager Dave Emerson with the 1971 Pontiac GTO that will be raffled off to support JDRF. This photo originally appeared in a Hendricks County Flyer story on Dave and his charitable work.