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Brickell Motors Supports 'Pull Your Pants Up' Event!

 

About a dozen at-risk youths, part of a Buick-GMC sponsored group called "Pull Your Pants Up," recently toured the Brickell Motors facility in Miami and learned about both the car business and life from dealership president and CEO Mario Murgado.

Pull Your Pants Up is a community outreach initiative focusing on an at-risk youth group that has adopted the custom of wearing their pants at mid-waist (hence the name of the program) and who have had limited contact with strong, positive male role models.

Murgado gave the group a tour of the Brickell Motors dealership including the showroom, parts and service divisions, and he even challenged two young men in the group to help change the oil on a truck in less than 30 minutes.  He then gave an inspired talk about his career in the car industry and how he has grown Brickell Motors from a small organization with only three employees into a major employer of more than 100.  He also offered insight into how an operation of this size and scope depends on every employee and why it is important to be dedicated and disciplined in your home and work life.

"I look forward to any opportunity to try to inspire young people," said Murgado.  "We live in the greatest country in the world that offers opportunity for everyone.  We have to groom and inspire the next generation."
Murgado, who started in the business as a salesman and worked his way up, holding nearly every position possible in the dealership industry, was selected by GM for this program because of his notable, successful story.

Pull Your Pants Up exposes at-risk youths to success stories which show the value of education, hard work, dedication, and long term goal-setting and planning.  Organizers of the initiative believe that such experiences can make an incredible difference when it comes to forging a rewarding future - even for minorities who have had to battle incredible odds.

"I tried to impart that by being diligent and working hard, you can reach even the loftiest of goals," said Murgado.  "You never know, we might have the next Bill Gates or Lee Iacocca in that group."