(Vanderbilt University / Steve Green)
To reach the maximum donation, customers were invited to one of 17 participating Chevy dealerships, including the Shelbyville location, to test drive the new Chevrolet Equinox, where each test drive provided $50 towards the donation to Children's Hospital and an entry to win a new Equinox.
Megan Nichols, winner of "Equinox for Tots," was presented with her new Chevrolet Equinox, one of the first off the line from the recently reopened Spring Hill Assembly Plant. The $25,000 donation was presented to Luke Gregory, chief executive officer of Children's Hospital, at the ceremony on Dec. 4.
"As a nonprofit, teaching and research hospital reliant on charitable contributions, we are very fortunate to have the support of our local Chevy dealerships," said Gregory. "The funds from Chevy's 'Equinox for Tots' program will help further research that is helping doctors everywhere treat, and ultimately prevent, some of the most devastating childhood diseases, as well as allow Children's Hospital to continue to treat every child who comes through our doors, regardless of their ability to pay."
After the presentation, the dealers and Nichols held a drive-off to celebrate the reopening of Spring Hill's assembly plant, which began producing the first Chevrolet Equinox in September. In November, General Motors announced a planned investment of $61 million and 685 jobs for its flexible operation.
Your Selected Chevrolet Dealers association is comprised of 17 Chevrolet dealerships located throughout the greater Nashville area. They are business owners who support community events ranging from little league events to helping teens learn to drive.
For more information, please visit www.chevyequinoxfortots.com.
Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt is one of the nation's leading children's hospitals, working to treat and help prevent all health issues ranging from colds and broken bones to heart disease and cancer. The world-class facilities at Children's Hospital are a testament to the community's dedication to the health of children.
For more information, please visit www.childrenshospital.vanderbilt.org.