PRLog - Jan. 22, 2013 - CLEARWATER, Fla. -- The 2012 Corvette Dream Giveaway, a nationwide drawing sponsored by Kids Wish Network, Inc., came to an end on December 30, 2012. 68 year-old Vernon Grew from Houston, Texas, was named the grand prize winner of the 2012 Corvette Dream Giveaway.
The 2012 Corvette Dream Giveaway Stingrays Won by Vernon Grew.
Mr. Grew will be awarded both a 1967 Corvette Stingray Coupe and a matching 2012 Corvette Stingray Coupe that has been upgraded by Lingenfelter Performance Engineering to 570hp! In addition, Mr. Grew will receive $45,000 cash to help pay the prize taxes.
Mr. Grew, a Vietnam Veteran, is a quality manager for an aerospace manufacturing company. He entered the 2012 Corvette Dream Giveaway on October 8, 2012, by making a $100 tax-deductible donation. Members of Dream Giveaway were on hand to congratulate him when he received the winning phone call. He was shocked to learn that he had won, “I was totally floored,” Mr. Grew said. “I immediately called my sister and brother-in-law to share the great news with them.”
A self-described Corvette enthusiast, Mr. Grew has always wanted to own a Corvette, “I have loved Corvettes my whole life,” Mr. Grew said. “The 67’ Corvette Stingray Coupe is an awesome car and I am looking forward to driving it.” Mr. Grew decided to enter the 2012 Corvette Dream Giveaway after seeing an ad in Hemmings Motor News, “After seeing the ad I decided to make a donation to help the great cause and also take a shot at winning,” Mr. Grew said.
Mr. Grew will receive the keys to both Stingray Coupes at the 2012 Corvette Dream Giveaway award ceremony on Friday, January 25th, at Alternative Automotive Technologies in Troy Michigan. Participating in the ceremony will be Dream Giveaway executives, along with Mr. Grew and his nephew.
Kids Wish Network (KWN) 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 important children’s causes.
Kids Wish Network and Dream Giveaway are grateful to everyone that entered and would especially like to thank the following promotional partners for their support: Lingenfelter Performance Engineering for creating the 570hp Stingray Coupe, Corvette Central, Paragon Corvette Reproductions, Zip Products, Volunteer Vette Products, Corvettes of Houston, Original Auto Parts, Legendary Auto Interiors, Carlisle Events, Davies Corvette, and Heidebreicht Chevrolet.