Dooley and nearly 20 classmates were randomly selected to participate in the event. The students names were drawn randomly from a large hopper filled with tickets they earned for academic achievements and performances. The better the student performed, the more chances they have to win the car. At today’s event, there were more than 20,000 tickets in the hopper. Carroll Senior High School Principal Shawn Duhon was pleased that striving for excellence in school gave his students something exciting to win like a new car from Grubbs Infiniti or one of 19 new computers donated by Dell Computers.
The Drive2Excellence event was held on the Carroll High School track with members of the Dragon Band. Carroll ISD administrators and representatives from GrubbsInfiniti including owner and General Manager George Grubbs III and the current Miss Texas emceed the event.
Giving back has always been the passion and foundation of family-owned and operated Grubbs Infiniti. This year, Owner and General Manager George Grubbs III set his sights on encouraging better grades in DFW schools by giving away an Infiniti Q50 for a year on Friday, May 23rd at Carroll High School Football and Track Field.
Last year, Grubbs Infiniti donated more than $20,000.00 to local schools and charities through their Drive2Give program and GrubbsGives.com. The Drive2Give Program allows schools, churches, civic or charitable organizations an easy way to raise funds by letting families test drive their top-of-the-line models.
“We love being able to give back to great organizations who are making a difference for families in this community” said George Grubbs III. “With the construction of our new dealership in Grapevine and closer proximity to Southlake, we wanted to do even more.”
Working with Shawn Duhon, Principal of Carroll Senior High School, Grubbs Infiniti created Drive2Excellence to encourage students to work harder in school and achieve better grades.
“Of course, we gave them a great incentive… a brand new Q50 to drive for a year” said Grubbs. “We wanted to make sure the students knew that we were serious about supporting them and their education. We know we have amazing vehicles and being able to reward a student with a new car is something we’re really proud to do at Grubbs Infiniti.”
Students received tickets based on their academic achievements and performances. The better the student performed, the more chances they have to win the car. Duhon was pleased that striving for excellence in school gave his students something exciting to win like a new car from Grubbs Infiniti or one of 19 new computers donated by Dell Computers. The event and giveaway is scheduled for Friday, May 23rd from 12- 1 p.m.at Carroll High School Football and Track Field.
As Carroll Dragons returned to school this August, they were greeted by signage throughout their schools promoting the Grubbs Infiniti Drive2Excellencep program. Students at both Carroll High and Carroll Senior High have the opportunity to win a 2014 Infiniti Q50 for one year through good grades.
Each six weeks, report cards of students in grades 9-12 will be validated for excellence in academics, attendance and good behavior. At the end of this school year, 20 students will be awarded one vehicle key each. One of those keys will start their 2014 Infiniti Q50 and that student will have this all-new luxury vehicle for one full year. Better grades equal more tickets and more opportunities to win. The student who has the key that starts their new car will not be the only winner. The additional 19 students who also won an opportunity to win the Infiniti will all win excellent prizes as well— including a new computer and other prizes.
An “A” on their report card awards three tickets, a “B” awards two tickets and a “C” earned awards one ticket. Tickets are also earned for perfect attendance. At the end of the school year, all awarded tickets would go into a drawing and 20 students will win a key that will allow them the opportunity to insert in to the ignition of the what could be their very own all-new Infiniti Q50 for one full year. Prizes for the other 19 contestants will also be awarded.
For Owner/General Manager George Grubbs III, it’s a total win/win situation. “Drive2Excellence was such a no-brainer for us. We are passionate about serving this community and encouraging kids to do better in school with a free car just made sense. When our kids hit high-school, it’s a critical time for them to dig in and focus on doing well. Better grades mean scholarships and more opportunities for a secondary education. Fewer absences help the school districts with their funding. If we can encourage them with an amazing incentive like one of our Infiniti vehicles, we are thrilled to be a part of that process”.
Teachers and students at Carroll High School have responded to the Drive2Excellence program with enthusiasm. One teacher said, “Of course we’re pushing them to strive for better grades and to really think about their future. When you have a company like Grubbs Infiniti donating a new car, it really helps us to make that happen for the entire school year when they’re hoping to win the car or another big prize.”