Teacher Wins $10,000 in CFE FCU's Car Sale Sweepstakes

CFE Federal Credit Union and Carl Black Chevrolet Buick GMC teamed up to present Chriss Celentano, a 3rd grade teacher, a check for $10,000 – the cash prize he selected instead of a 2013 Chevy Spark. Teachers and administrators from the Orange County school district lined up to enter their names for a chance to win, and his name was drawn from over 5,000 entries.

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3rd grade teacher, Chriss Celentano, receives his $10,000 prize alongside his family at Castle Creek Elementary in Orlando, FL.

Lake Mary, Florida (PRWEB) September 08, 2012

CFE Federal Credit Union and Carl Black Chevrolet Buick GMC teamed up to present Chriss Celentano, a 3rd grade teacher at Castle Creek Elementary School, a check for $10,000 – the cash prize he selected instead of a 2013 bright green Chevy Spark. The presentation was made at Castle Creek Elementary, where Chriss and his wife Jennifer teach, and their two children attend school. Students from both of their classrooms were watching on the sidelines as Chriss was being presented with the offer to make his selection. All the students chimed in to offer their input on the final decision for the $10,000 cash prize.

Also attending the event were Orange County School Board Member Joie Cadle, Orange County Public Schools East Area Executive Director John Wright, and Principal Seth Daub, along with Carl Black General Manger Omar Rodriguez and CFE Senior Vice President Kevin Dougherty.

CFE and Carl Black promoted their end of summer Rubber Meets the Road car sale and sweepstakes at the Orange County Public Schools Professional Development Conference, where Celentano entered his name into the drawing to win a 2013 Chevy Spark or $10,000. Teachers and administrators from the school district lined up to enter their names for a chance to win, and his name was drawn from over 5,000 entries.

During the four-day car sale, 54 cars were sold by Carl Black, totaling $1.1 million in new loans for CFE. Most importantly, many new car owners drove away happy with the great deals and loan rates they received during the car sale.    

CFE Federal Credit Union was founded in 1937 and currently serves more than 122,000 members. As of July 31, 2012, CFE had total assets of over $1.342 billion and deposits of over $1.118 billion. Membership eligibility includes anyone who lives, works, attends school, volunteers, or worships in the Orange, Osceola, Lake or Seminole Counties of Florida. Businesses and other legal entities may join as well. The credit union serves its members at 19 full service branches, 4 high school branches, 41 ATM locations and through 24-hour Internet access. CFE is recognized as a Top 25 in The Orlando Sentinel’s Top 100 Companies for Working Families for 2012.

Carl Black Chevrolet Buick GMC is a family-owned and operated dealership, serving the cities of Orlando, Winter Park, Chuluota, and surrounding communities. Approximately 550 combined new and used vehicles are in stock at all times to ensure adequate selection. Carl Black’s Service Department is staffed with all ASE and GM Certified Technicians. Only genuine GM parts and accessories are used when applicable.


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