OSHAWA, Ont. (Monday, October 19, 2020) — General Motors of Canada and Chevrolet are donating for auction the last 7th generation Corvette and the first 8th generation all-new, mid-engine Corvette Stingray built for the Canadian market to the Durham Children’s Aid Foundation in support of ‘Sharon’s Kids,’ which was founded by Sharon Clark in 1968.
Sharon, a former GM Oshawa employee who tragically passed away after a heroic battle with cancer in April 2020, began ‘Sharon’s Kids’ more than 51 years ago after encouraging coworkers to skip the office Christmas exchange and instead adopt a local family through the Durham Children’s Aid Foundation. It started with a young, single mother and her nine-month old child, who received Christmas gifts and a food hamper from Sharon and her colleagues, and it grew exponentially – gaining General Motors’ employee engagement every year to aid local families during the holiday season.
“At GM Canada, we’re proud to support the communities in which we live and work and that’s why we’re donating the last 7th Generation and first 8th Generation Chevrolet Corvettes built for Canada to the Durham Children’s Aid Foundation in honour of Sharon’s Kids, a charity that’s been part of our history for over fifty years,” said Scott Bell, president and managing director, GM Canada. “Sharon Clark touched the lives of everyone she met and was admired for her dedication and passion in giving back to our communities.”
“We are beyond thrilled that GM is continuing to support Sharon’s Kids with this donation,” said Leslie McLean, manager signature programs, Durham Children’s Aid Foundation. “GM’s assistance continues to give much needed support to Durham’s most vulnerable children and youth. It means so much to know that Sharon’s legacy will continue, I know it would mean the world to her.”
Online bidding begins on October 21 through the end of the live auction on October 28. To make one, or both of these vehicles part of your collection visit www.chevrolet.ca/CorvettesForKids to learn more.
You can also make a direct donation today that will help buy Christmas gifts for kids in need this holiday season. To support Sharon’s Kids and the Durham Children’s Aid Foundation click here.
Add the very last 7th Generation Corvette built for Canada to your collection:
The very last of its generation, this 2019 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Grand Sport Coupe (VIN: 1G1YZ2D73K5124287) is a high-performance precision machine packed with 460 horsepower, 465 lb.-ft. max torque and 1.2 g of cornering capability – and it comes in eye-popping Torch Red.
Add the very first 8th Generation Corvette built for Canada to your collection:
The all-new, 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray is Chevrolet’s first-ever production mid-engine Corvette and represents the fastest, most powerful entry-level Corvette in the vehicle’s 66-year history, reaching 0-60 mph in 2.9 seconds (on track) when equipped with the Z51 Performance Package. This stunning Sebring Orange (VIN: 1G1Y82D4XL5000074) is the first C8 built for the Canadian market and boasts exotic proportions and a modern design inspired by racing. Powered by the next-generation 6.2L Small Block V-8 LT2 engine, the 2020 Corvette Stingray packs 495 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque.
Founded in 1911 in Detroit, Chevrolet is one of the world’s largest car brands, doing business in more than 100 countries and selling more than 4 million cars and trucks a year. Chevrolet provides customers with fuel-efficient vehicles that feature engaging performance, design that makes the heartbeat, passive and active safety features and easy-to-use technology, all at a value. More information on Chevrolet models can be found at www.chevrolet.ca.
About Durham Children’s Aid Foundation
The Durham Children’s Aid Foundation raises funds to support programs and services for children and youth living in vulnerable family situations. Programs include our annual Holiday Hope Program, Post-Secondary Bursaries, Mentoring for Success, Positive Transitions for Youth and Camps for Kids. DCAF assists over 2,500 children and youth in our community.