James DeGreve of Moline, Illinois, was named winner of the 2013 Corvette Dream Giveaway this week. The Giveaway, sponsored by New Life Center, came to an end on December 30th. DeGreve and his wife will take possession of the 1969 Corvette 427 convertible and matching 2013 Corvette 427 convertible (as well as $45,000 cash to help pay for taxes) on January 31st.
DeGreve won the giveaway after entering his name twice, each time making a $20 donation.
“When they told me I had won I was in shock,” Mr. DeGreve said. “You never really plan on winning something like this.”
And the Corvettes really couldn’t be going to a better home. The 37-year John Deere employee’s favorite pastimes include detailing cars, going for drives with his wife Julie, and spending time with his grandsons Cam and Eli. But it wasn’t until an email about the Corvette Dream Giveaway landed itself in DeGreve’s email inbox that he decided to enter.
“I have been an automotive enthusiast my entire life,” DeGreve said. “My wife is always telling me how I need to go to AA . . . Automobiles Anonymous. Having the opportunity to help support a great cause such as this is the best part of it all. It makes your decision to enter so easy because you know your donation will be helping a wonderful cause.”
New Life Center is an organization which focuses on treating and ending substance abuse while helping children and families affected by it. Grants from the proceeds will also be made to the Detroit Rescue Mission and Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD).
The Board of Directors, staff and volunteers at NLC have expressed their greatest appreciation to all who entered the 2013 Corvette Dream Giveaway, as well as all participating corporate partners for supporting the promotion.