The Future of ZAG Today Podcast Special Edition Drive for Life Episodes


Zeigler's New Podcast: The Future of ZAG Today
Covers the Upcoming 39th Annual Drive for Life Charity Gala

Zeigler Auto Group's new podcast the Future of ZAG Today recently interviewed special guests: Ben Wallace, Josh Bilicki, Bob Beaudine, Aaron Zeigler, Dan Scheid and many more as part of its Drive for Life Series covering our upcoming 39th Annual Drive for Life Foundation Gala. The charity event, which will feature special guest speaker and soon-to-be NBA Hall of Famer Ben Wallace, hopes to raise $750,000 this year in benefit of various local charities - including the American Cancer Society of Kalamazoo, MRC Industries of Kalamazoo, the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Kalamazoo, and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Michigan. Charity gala guests will enjoy a social cocktail hour, silent auction, and live auction; plus, a raffle to win a new 2021 Honda Accord or $30,000 in cash.

Listen to these Special Edition episodes from the Future of ZAG Today hosted by Sam D'Arc and Mike Van Ryn!
To learn more about the Drive for Life Foundation & Gala, read our official event release and visit
BEN WALLACE, NBA Hall of Famer
39th Annual Drive for Life Gala Special Guest Speaker

In this special episode, the Future of ZAG Today Sam D'Arc sits down with Aaron J. Zeigler to talk details on Drive for Life Gala  including this year's goal, live auction items, guest speaker and much more. Plus, hear from Zeigler CFO Dan Scheid and MRC Industries' CEO Chris Zeigler. And of course, don't miss our  very special interview with Ben Wallace! Listen in as he discusses his thoughts on his Hall of Fame induction and our upcoming Drive for Life Gala.

39th Annual Drive for Life Gala Special Guest & Donor

Rick Ware Racing's very own Josh Bilicki joins the Future of ZAG Today Podcast for a special Drive For Life episode! Listen in as Josh discusses the FireKeepers Casino 400 at Michigan International Speedway, and our exclusive Meet & Greet at Zeigler Motorsports! Plus, Josh's exclusive appearance at Zeigler's upcoming Drive for Life Charity Gala, which has raised over $3 Million for the American Cancer Society and our other local charities! Listen in now to learn how YOU can support these amazing organizations today!

BOB BEAUDINE, Author & Speaker
39th Annual Drive for Life Live Auction Donor

Bob Beaudine joins this Special Drive for Life Edition of the Future of ZAG Today as follow up to his live speech to the Zeigler Auto Group. In this episode of the 'Future of ZAG Today Podcast hosted by Sam D'Arc & Mike Van Ryn', he'll be discussing how to find you Who, the importance of Friends in business and life, and how the first 5 minutes of your day can set you up for success and fulfillment.

For nearly four decades, the Drive for Life Gala has attracted the support of business leaders, sponsors and volunteers; bringing the Kalamazoo community together for an extraordinary night of charity. 

The Drive for Life Gala debuted in 1982 with a starting ticket price of just $1, raising less than $20,000 for the American Cancer Society. Today, the annual Drive for Life Gala is presented by Zeigler Auto Group, Brown & Brown Dealer Services, Greenleaf Trust and Huntington Bank and benefits the American Cancer Society and other local charities with over $400,000 in annual support.

Zeigler Automotive Group is one of the largest privately-owned dealer groups in the U.S. with 78 franchises across 35 locations in Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, and Michigan. Vehicle brands represented include all of the domestic and the majority of the imported manufacturers.


Besides its extensive automotive portfolio, the organization owns and operates Zeigler Motorsports, an 85,000-square-foot motorsports dealership and action park, offering 19 different powersports brands, plus its own onsite restaurant: Trak Houz Bar & Grill. Additionally, Zeigler Motorsports houses the Elevate Leadership & Team Building Academy, an executive training company.


The Kalamazoo-based dealer group also owns and operates Zeigler Pre-Owned of Chicago, a Carquest Auto Parts store, three Byrider franchises, three finance companies, several insurance firms, and a leasing firm.


Founded in 1975, the organization employs over 2,300 people, ranking among the top 1% of automotive dealers in the nation with estimated annual sales of $2.2 billion for 2022. The family-owned and operated company is well known for its commitment to both customer service and employee satisfaction. Zeigler is regularly recognized as one of the Best and Brightest Companies to Work for in the Nation, also earning similar accolades in Chicago and Michigan.