Mr. Burrell, who works as a postal worker in Cockeysville, MD, entered the 2011 Corvette Dream Giveaway on December 13 by making a $100 tax-deductible donation to Kids Wish Network. Employees of both Kids Wish Network and Dream Giveaway, Inc. were on hand to congratulate Mr. Burrell when he received the winning phone call. Mr. Burrell was overjoyed to hear the great news, “I was both shocked and excited,” Mr. Burrell said. “It was hard to believe at first but it is finally starting to sink in that this is really true.”
Mr. Burrell, who describes himself as an automotive enthusiast, had seen ads for the 2011 Corvette Dream Giveaway in various magazines such as Road & Track and Car and Driver before deciding to enter, “In my spare time I enjoy reading car magazines as well as watching sports,” Mr. Burrell said. “When I saw the ad for the 2011 Corvette Dream Giveaway I thought I would enter and take a chance at winning. I knew even if I didn’t win I would still be helping out a great cause. I like donating to charities and will continue to donate in the future.”
Kids Wish Network is a 501 (c)(3) charitable organization dedicated to infusing hope, creating happy memories, and improving the quality of life for children having experienced life-altering situations. Thousands of entries were received over the course of the giveaway as a means of helping these hospitalized children.
Mr. Burrell, who is equally excited to get behind the wheel of both the 1963 Split Window Coupe and the 2011 ZR1, said he is looking forward to traveling to Detroit for the award ceremony on February 23, “This is going be a once in a life time opportunity,”
Kids Wish Network would like to offer its sincere gratitude to Gary Burrell and all of the partners and sponsors involved with this giveaway as well as everyone else who made donations. The funds raised will benefit Kids Wish Network’s Hero Program in pediatric hospitals nationwide. This program works to improve the lives of boys and girls coping with traumatic life-changing events by recognizing their courage and strength in coping with their challenges. Each month participating facilities award these children a special “Hero” recognition package.
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