Nordonia High School in Macedonia, Ohio had a problem: the 15 year-old Jeep it was using for campus security detail was no longer cost-effective to maintain, reports Nordonia Hills News Leader. That’s when principal Casey Wright approached Jerry Draga, general manager of Spitzer Chevrolet Northfield, who decided to support the high school by donating a brand new 2016 Malibu, valued at a cool $24,000.
“I joined the Spitzer organization and this store August 1 and I started working with Casey shortly thereafter,” Draga said. “My mindset is to try and be a good corporate citizen in the community. I don’t think there is a better way to reach out to the community than through the school system… That’s where our future is — our future leadership and the future of our country.”
The school board is set to officially accept the donation at its next meeting on December 12th. But this isn’t the first time Spitzer Chevrolet has donated to the school. As it turns out, the dealership and the high school have a built a relationship over the years, with Spitzer Chevy previously providing vehicles for fundraising projects and the school allowing the dealership to display cars at football games.