577 E Wardlow Road
1 block north of 405 fwy
RELEASE DATE: October 2, 2013
Bixby Knolls Car Wash
Shell & Sheldon Grossman, owners of the Bixby Knolls Car Wash were recognized by the Western Car Wash Association, an association of most of the carwash owners in the states west of the Mississippi River, at the annual Car Wash convention held this year in San Diego, California.
·In 1984, Sheldon and Shell, his wife, partner and best friend, both volunteered and were appointed by Peter Ueberroth, the Los Angeles Olympics Organizer, to aid and help support the Olympic Sail Boat races at the LONG BEACH venue.
· In 1987 they were the major sponsor for the March of Dimes Foundation’s Bachelor-Dating fundraising program, held in LONG BEACH, which became a pilot for a TV show
· In 1990 they received, from the LONG BEACH Chamber of Commerce, a Business Beautiful Award – In recognition Of Outstanding Beautification Efforts
· Also in 1990- 1 st Place Design Award from the LONG BEACH department of Planning and Building
· A special certificate of appreciation by the former LONG BEACH Mayor Beverly O’Neill in 1997 for the Bixby Knolls Car Wash contributions to the city of LONG BEACH
· The LONG BEACH Press Telegram (major L.B. newspaper) conducted an Annual Readers Choice Award poll, in 1999 and again in 2011, and the Bixby Knolls Car Wash was voted the #1 Best Car Wash in LONG BEACH, both times.
· In 2000 they received a certificate from the City of LONG BEACH– Building a better LONG BEACH Design Award, Above and Beyond the Code.
Sheldon and Shell have been continuously involved in many of LONG BEACH’s community events, fundraisers and associations such as:
·Member of the LONG BEACH Chamber of Commerce
· Member of the Signal Hill Chamber of Commerce (city within the city limits of LONG BEACH)
· Member of the LONG BEACH Rotary
· Sheldon was appointed, by the Mayor, as a founding director of the Bixby Knolls Business Improvement Association (BKBIA) in 1990
Over the years they have supported:
· The American Cancer Society
· St. Mary’s Hospital Foundation annual fundraiser
· LONG BEACH Grand Prix, as well as many other non-profit organizations.
Shell was on the:
· The Arts Council of LONG BEACH, and is now serving on the
· Board of Trustees of the LONG BEACH Musical Theater West
· The Philharmonic Society which raises money to enhance the lives of children with music.
They supported local schools through fundraisers and donations
· Longfellow Elementary
· St. Barnabas School
· University of California – Alzheimer’s Research
· LONG BEACH Polytechnic High School
· Mayfair High School Marching Banc
· St. Cornelius Catholic School
Also supported local churches through donations
· Bay Shore Community Congregational Church
· Albert Jewish Community Center
Local non-profit endeavors
· Grace for Vets - A nationally promoted program to honor United States Veterans with a
free car wash on Veterans Day.
· LONG BEACH Ronald McDonald House
· Historical Society of LONG BEACH
· LONG BEACH Police Foundation
· Ettie Lee Youth and Family Services in LONG BEACH
· Friends of LONG BEACH Animals
· Children Today – Advocate for homeless families
· Signal Hill Community Foundation
· Long Beach Center Guild – Ability First
RELEASE DATE: October 29, 2015
Bixby Knolls Car Wash
Long Beach, CA, October 29, 2015: FREE Full Service Car Washes will be available for all veterans and military personnel at the Bixby Knolls Car Wash, on Tuesday and Wednesday, November 10th and 11th, 2015. Bixby Knolls Car Wash is located at 577 E. Wardlow Rd., Long Beach, CA.
Shell and Sheldon Grossman, owners of the Bixby Knolls Car Wash for over 37 years, joined the Grace for Vets program under the auspice of the International Car Wash Association. This is the fifth year that this free car wash event has been offered by them. There are over 3,000 car washes subscribing to this program. Last year the Bixby Knolls Car Wash was the only Full Service wash in Long Beach that participated and it's believed to be the only one this year.
"We are taking one step further this year and offering the Free Wash 2 Days, both Tuesday and Wednesday, November 10th and 11th", said Shell. "We're excited that the Free car wash program has expanded throughout the entire USA as it allows more military service to be honored", said Sheldon "We are proud to be part of an industry that continually supports our military." A valid Military ID is required for the Free wash.
Bixby Knolls Car Wash and Detail Center is located at Atlantic and Wardlow, just 1 Blk North of 405 fwy on Atlantic, in Long Beach. To obtain more information call (562)595-6666 or visit www.bixbyknollscarwash.com or www.graceforvets.org