In light of recent tragic events involving bullying in Central Florida, the Low Payment Kings Family of Dealerships are proud to sponsor motivational speaker, Ronnie Bachman.  Bachman has personally experienced bullying and tours North America working to end bullying in our schools.  He will visit Central Florida area middle schools February 4-8, 2014. 


“We wish to express our condolences to the family and friends of Rebecca Sedwick,” says Ralph Mahalak, Jr.  “The Mahalak Family and everyone that is a part of the Low Payment King Automotive Group are committed to serving our communities. For years, we have been determined to do all we can to stop bullying.”


“Since 1999, we have sponsored Ronnie to come to schools and help students. We are currently accepting applications from Central Florida schools for his visit in February,” says J.P. Mahalak.


Bachman knows how it feels to be bullied. Born with a severe birth defect, the speaker’s legs were amputated at four-years-old.  His message is one of tolerance, diversity and self-love.  Bachman asks students to “Walk This Way” through a high-energy show.  To Ronnie, not only is “Walk This Way” the name of his foundation, it is also his state of mind.  To “Walk This Way” means to accept ourselves and others for who they are, without making anyone’s life harder.  He aims to stop bullying and school violence before it happens.


Bachman creates his presentations with middle school and 9th grade students in mind.  His methods of reaching out are relevant and aim to teach the young people in our community to be more tolerant and kind to the people around them, regardless of background or outward appearances. 


One student wrote this to Bachman after his appearance at their school, “You totally changed us!  I’ve never seen the people in my school stand up, applaud, stay quiet, and learn something in an assembly.  Ever!  Your story was so inspiring.  I learned to love myself for what I have, not hate myself for what I don’t.  You truly are my hero.”


“We’ve seen first-hand the positive impact Ron has on those he speaks to,” says Mike Mahalak. “His message is vital to our community’s youth right now, and we look forward to working with the schools in our community to get Ron in front of as many of our students as we can.”


The Low Payment King Automotive Group Dealerships (Lake Wales Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram of Winter Haven, FIAT of Winter Haven, and Posner Park Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram) are currently accepting applications to have Ronnie Bachman come speak at local schools. 


“Bullying can happen to anyone, from grade school all the way to the NFL; and we want to prevent it no matter what age the person is,” says Alex Mahalak. “We are covering all Ronnie Bachman’s costs.  All we ask is the parents and teachers in the community help us get him and his message in front of your students.”


Ronnie Bachman will be in Central Florida February 4-8, 2014.  Please contact Katrina Hill at 863-837-3110 or to schedule Ronnie Bachman for your school.



 Ronnie Bachman with Ralph Mahalak, Jr.jpg

Ralph Mahalak, Jr. with Ronnie Bachman

Above: Ronnie Bachman, Anti-bullying Speaker

For More Information, Contact:

Katrina Hill


Lake Wales Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram

21529 US Hwy 27

Lake Wales, FL 33859



Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram of Winter Haven

299 Cypress Gardens Blvd.

Winter Haven, FL 33880



Posner Park Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram

42650 U.S. Hwy 27

Davenport, FL 33837



FIAT of Winter Haven                                

190 Ave K S.W.

Winter Haven, FL 33880



Monroe Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram Superstore

15160 S. Dixie Hwy

Monroe, MI 48161



Buckeye Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram Superstore

278 Mansfield Avenue

Shelby, OH 44875



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