Green Mountain Energy Company and smart center Dallas present Fredia Clark with car today; She then gives car to 16-year old daughter
Fort Worth — 16-year old Cindy Clark of Fort Worth, Texas, a junior at Fossil Ridge High School, can’t believe her mom Fredia Clark’s good luck and her own good fortune. Fredia won the 2009 Get Smart, Go Green! Sweepstakes sponsored by Green Mountain Energy Company and smart center Dallas and Fort Worth. Today, Fredia received a brand new smart fortwo Passion Coupe (equipped with the manufacturer’s standard base model package and limited warranty) with an approximate retail value of $16,235 before taxes, title and license. Fredia Clark was randomly picked from nearly 10,000 sweepstakes entrants.
Green Mountain and smart center Dallas presented the environmentally-friendly car to Fredia today at her Fort Worth home. A choked up Fredia then immediately handed the keys to her daughter, Cindy.
“Cindy, I know how much you wanted a smart car and couldn’t afford it. I am happy to give you this car. I love you,” said Fredia.
“I’m so excited and surprised that my mom gave me this smart car,” said Cindy Clark with tears of joy running down her face. “I thought my mom was going to keep the car and let me drive it on occasion. I didn’t expect it to be mine. I can’t wait to show it to all of my friends.”
Green Mountain’s Vice President of Sales, Mark Lamping, contacted Fredia on Christmas Day with the good news. “It was one of the easiest calls I have ever had to make,” said Lamping. “I felt like Santa Claus delivering the good news. Fredia was quite surprised and it took me a while to convince her that she had really won a car.”
“Someone was watching over us on Christmas day when I received the call from Green Mountain that I won the car,” said Fredia. “I couldn’t believe it. I have never won anything in my life. And, not only did I win something, I won something amazing. I’m sure glad the call was real and not a joke.”
The car, wrapped in a gold and green bow, was presented to Fredia after a procession of different colored smart cars came down the Clark’s street honking. Several of Fredia’s and Cindy’s family and friends were on hand for the celebration.
After getting into the car for the first time, Cindy had this to say: “It is so cute. I’m just so excited.” She then began giving relatives rides around the block.
“This has been a fun and exciting promotion for all of us, “ said Rob Summer, director of marketing at Park Place Dealerships, the authorized smart dealer in Dallas and Fort Worth. “From the beginning, we were excited to bring joy to someone’s life with the receipt of a new car. We couldn’t be more pleased that Fredia’s daughter will be driving the smart since it is a perfect vehicle for teenagers. The smart fortwo is the right size to accommodate a friend or family member and a very safe car with its reinforced steel cage.”
Fredia entered the Sweepstakes at the Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth on November 8, 2009. The Sweepstakes concluded December 14, 2009. The giveaway was open to Texas residents 18 years of age and older. Participants were invited to fill out an entry form online or in person when visiting the Green Mountain booth at various events around the Dallas metroplex, such as the State Fair of Texas or Plano Balloon Festival.
The smart fortwo continues to be a preferred vehicle solution for American consumers in this cost-conscious, environmentally responsible society. It is the most fuel efficient, non-hybrid vehicle in the U.S., according to the 2009 EPA Fuel Economy Guide, achieving an average of 41 miles per gallon on the highway. The smart fortwo also is certified by the EPA as a “Smartway” vehicle, which indicates good environmental performance, placing it among the “greenest” vehicles on the market. With the smart fortwo’s small and agile design, navigating through traffic and into tight parking spaces is a snap, perhaps saving precious time.
smart fortwo’s attributes:
• Emits up to 50% less polluting emissions than average ’09 model vehicles
• Fuel efficient with 33 mpg in the city and 41 mpg on the highway
• Meets or exceeds all federal government crash test standards
• Advanced crash avoidance and crash protection systems
smart fortwo Passion Coupe standard base model package includes:
• Panorama roof, alloy wheels
• Air conditioning with climate control
• 3-spoke leather sports steering wheel with gear shift paddles
• Power windows, AM/FM radio with CD player
About Green Mountain Energy Company
Green Mountain, the nation’s leading provider of cleaner energy and carbon offset solutions, was founded in 1997 “to change the way power is made.” The company is the longest serving green power marketer in the U.S. Green Mountain offers consumers and businesses the choice of cleaner electricity products from renewable sources such as wind and water, as well as a variety of carbon offset products. Green Mountain customers have collectively helped avoid over 4.9 million tons of CO2 emissions. For more information, visit GreenMountain.com.
About smart center Dallas and Fort Worth
smart center Dallas and smart center Fort Worth are part of Park Place Dealerships which represents luxury brands in Texas and California including Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Lexus, Volvo, Bentley, Rolls-Royce, Maserati and smart. With a dealership in Dallas and Fort Worth, smart center offers three models ranging in price from $11,590 to $16,590*
More information is available at www.parkplacetexas.com.
For Immediate Release: January 11, 2010
Marci Grossman (Green Mountain), 602.694.8972 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 602.694.8972 end_of_the_skype_highlighting, firstname.lastname@example.org
Carolyn Alvey (Aardvark Communications), 972.699.8953, Carolyn@aardvarktx.com