Bowling Green, KY (January 30, 2013)
You might not expect an organization that revolves around the vehicle billed as America's only true sports car to be lauded for its safe driving efforts, but that's exactly what's happened with a fixture in the Bowling Green community.
State Farm Insurance recently presented a $15,000 grant to the National Corvette Museum.
For State Farm, the reason for providing the money is simple.
"We want to keep our kids safe--that's the bottom line," says Ralph Dilihay, Agency Field Executive, State Farm. "We want to do everything we can to influence our kids remaining safe as they drive."
The Strategic Focus grant will be used to purchase a vehicle to be used in the museum's Teen Driver Safety Academy.
"It helps us to expand our Driver's Safety Academy to include more things teen driver-related," says Wendell Strode, Corvette Museum Executive Director.
State Representative Jody Richards and more than 20 State Farm agents and associates were on-hand for the presentation.
This is the second year of State Farm supporting the National Corvette Museum's teen driving efforts. The organization received two "Celebrate My Drive" grants in 2012 totaling $12,500.
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