Meet the Winner
Corvette Dream Giveaway
Larry Jewett - February 05, 2013 10:04 AM
Vernon Grew of Houston, Texas, has gotten his keys as the grand prize winner of the 2012 Corvette Dream Giveaway. Money raised through the Dream Giveaway program allowed Kids Wish Network to award a total of $100,000 in grants to Camp Boggy Creek, in Eustis, Florida, and the Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Kids Wish Network is a Tampa-based charitable organization dedicated to infusing hope, creating happy memories, and improving the quality of life for children who have experienced life-altering situations.
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 by making a $100 tax-deductible donation. A self-described Corvette enthusiast, Mr. Grew always wanted to own a Corvette, “I have loved Corvettes my whole life. The ‘67 Corvette Stingray Coupe is an awesome car and I am looking forward to driving it.”