Tampa, FL (PRWEB) June 12, 2013
Toyota of Tampa Bay, part of the Morgan Auto Group and the area's leading Toyota dealership, today announced an exciting twist in this year's Toyota of Tampa Bay Perfect Car for Perfect Attendance Giveaway ceremony. Generally one lucky recent high school graduate with perfect attendance wins a new vehicle at the dealership's annual contest. This year, two graduates left the dealership with brand new Scion xDs.
Hillsborough County Public School 2013 high school seniors qualified for a chance to win a car by not missing a day of school during the last semester before graduation. On Saturday, June 8 at the Toyota of Tampa Bay dealership, over 100 Hillsborough County recent high school graduates qualified and participated in the Perfect Car for Perfect Attendance event. During the ceremony, 10 graduates were randomly selected to draw a single car key from a bowl of 10 keys, one of which would open the door of the new vehicle. Then each student attempted to open the car with his or her key. When excited and nervous 18 year old Monica Tromer tried her key, she felt a click and then expected to hear horns or other fanfare. When she heard nothing, she thought she must not have won.
After all ten keys were drawn and tried, however, none successfully opened the vehicle's door. Monica then realized that the click she heard must have been the sound of the door unlocking. She wanted to retry her key but by that time all the keys had been returned to the bowl to be drawn again, and there was no way to tell her key apart from the others. After the keys were re-drawn she further expressed her frustration when fellow Gaither High School graduate, Davie Chen, open the car door with his key. When Toyota of Tampa Bay organizers realized what happened, they decided to give Monica a new car, too.
"When we realized what happened and that we had created some confusion during the ceremony, we decided to do what we could to make it right," commented Brett Morgan, operations director for the Morgan Auto Group. "So, we gave away an additional vehicle this year. We only expected to give away one vehicle, but the situation unexpectedly changed and we did what we think was the right thing to do. We are proud to send both of these deserving local young people away with new vehicles."
This is the third consecutive year that Toyota of Tampa Bay has offered the vehicle giveaway. The ceremony was held Saturday, June 8 at the Toyota of Tampa Bay dealership located at 1101 East Fletcher Avenue, and included free refreshments and entertainment. The annual contest is held in conjunction with the Hillsborough County Public Schools.
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