The Regional Director of Special Olympics South West Florida, Mr. Ken Roop visited with the Peace River Corvette Club officers to receive the donation. The club voted to donate $850.00 plus, individual members made donations making the total of $1000.00. We all learned more about the Special Olympics and all the things they do for the Athletes. One thing that was Heartbreaking, sixty percent of all special need folks live in poverty. In the future we will invite Mr. Roop to one of our meetings to tell us more about the organization. Left to right is Diego Bentancourt, Ken Roop of Special Olympics, Cathy Bohling, Jerry Suminski and Ron Kuchar.
Charlotte Technical College students Laura Holzheimer and Dylan Lundblad were this year’s recipients of a scholarship from the Peace River Corvette Club through
funds raised from the 2018 Poker Run. Each student received a check for $600.00 payable to Charlotte Technical College to support their automotive education at the College. Dylan’s girlfriend, Stormy Jenkins and Laura’s grandmother Joann Buell were also present. Tom Viele, Automotive Program Coordinator thanked the Club for the continued support of the College’s automotive program and shared that each student selected was well deserving of the honor received.
The clubs women's group supports our local food banks by collecting non-perishable goods at every club meeting. Contact Wanda Wannall for more information.
Several Members of the club participated in the Hurricane Michael Relief event held at Bill Buck Chevrolet, following the lead of Karen Shepard who donated all of her raffle winnings back to the relief fund.