7 June 2012
PHOENIX–The On the Road portion of our year-long Drive for Innovation is winding toward its close. We'll hit our last official stop at the end of this month in Vancouver, B.C.
What happens to our sporty and trusty red Chevy Volt once the trip ends? It's being donated to charity. (The torn-down Volt has been donated to Arizona State University's engineering program, and the winner of the grand prize Volt will be announced shortly).
This morning, away from the hot desert sun in a portable tent, Avnet, the chief sponsor of Drive for Innovation, announced it's donating the Volt to Chances for Children. The Tempe, Ariz., group works to give children in low-income families a chance at a healthier lifestyle. (And judging from the incredibly fit representatives who showed up this morning, they're fantastic role models!)
Chances for Children Arizona will use the Volt (which probably will have a little more than 30,000 storied miles on it this summer) as its new "Get Fit" car.
Avnet, perhaps not surprisingly as a Fortune 100 company, has an extensive charitable arm. In this case, Avnet employees got the chance to vote from among a handful of finalists to determine which charity would receive the Volt.