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CT Dealer: 3 HS Grads Given New Cars

July 12, 2017 0 Comments

Today’s story is that of a dealer who decided to do something extraordinary for a local high school student…three times.

As reported on by News Times, Ingersoll Auto of Danbury, a Buick Cadillac, Chevy and GMC dealership out of Danbury, Connecticut is a ‘dealer doing good.’ The dealership decided to reach out and help their local community by awarding a new vehicle to the high school senior that wrote a hand-written two-page letter explaining why they needed a new car. On June 20, Dealer Principal Todd Ingersoll provided a commencement address at Bethel High School. During this address he issued the challenge to the senior class, indicating that one student, the one with the best letter would receive a new car. Adding fuel to their creative fire Ingersoll reportedly told students, “Success in life is influenced in equal measures of both luck and choices. Interestingly enough, luck can be created by some of the choices you make, so choose wisely.” Reviewing the 60 letters he received, Ingersoll couldn’t pick one. So, he picked three. In a Facebook Live video, Ingersoll narrates his journey delivering the new vehicles to local high school students who showed immense gratitude for the generous gifts from the dealership.

Certainly this ‘dealer-doing-good’ went the extra mile (or three) to reach out and help members of their community. As we reach the second half of the summer what outreach do you have planned at your store or group?

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