Category Archives: Non-profit

Lucky winner rewarded for sponsoring Goshen Stars Soccer Club

Congratulations to area resident Jeff Bowser!  He was announced as the lucky winner of the local Chevrolet Youth Soccer Breakaway Sweepstakes on April 14, 2014, at Tom Naquin Chevrolet.  Bowser is the recipient of a flat screen, high-definition television and Blu-Ray player.

Winning Entry from Goshen Stars Soccer Club

The winning entry in the Michiana area came from Goshen Stars Soccer Club sponsored by Tom Naquin Chevrolet.  Bowser and other league supporters had the opportunity to enter and win through this year’s Chevrolet Youth Soccer sweepstakes.

Five national grand prize winners received a 2014 Chevrolet Traverse, while each participating market had one winner of the home entertainment package.

2014 Chevy Traverse

5 lucky winners received a 2014 Chevy Traverse!

Chevrolet Youth Soccer Program

The Chevrolet Youth Soccer Program is a grassroots initiative helping to establish a positive relationship between local dealers and their communities. Chevrolet Dealers sponsor their local youth soccer organizations as a part of Chevrolet’s nation-wide commitment to support youth sports, one community at a time.

This year, the Chevrolet Youth Soccer program had nearly 1,100 dealers and 850,000 young athletes participate throughout the U.S. Chevrolet and the United States Soccer Federation recently announced a multi-year partnership deal making Chevrolet the Official Partner of U.S. Soccer at a time when the sport’s popularity is rising in the U.S.

Chevrolet also recently launched its “What Do You #PlayFor?” global soccer initiative, supporting play as a path to opportunity.  For more information about Chevrolet’s current global soccer initiatives, including the Chevrolet Youth Soccer program, please visit

Tom Naquin Chevrolet is proud to sponsor the Goshen Stars Soccer Club and the Chevrolet Youth Soccer Program.


Volunteers Pay It Forward to Benefit Santa’s Pantry


Are you on Santa’s Naughty or Nice list? Over 30 local volunteers made it to Santa’s Nice list last Saturday as they spent the morning painting Santa’s Pantry.

The local, non-profit organization, Santa’s Pantry, was tagged with graffiti at the end of October.

On seeing the vandalism, Debbie Micola, director and co-founder of the organization, said, “I was kind of devastated because being a non-profit we don’t have the money to repaint buildings and things like that so I really didn’t know what we were going to do.”

Neighborly organizations and volunteers stepped in to act out the same mission that drives Santa’s Pantry: pay it forward.

The volunteer crew arrived prepared with six gallons of paint Rollie Williams’ Paint Spot donated to the cause. They didn’t stop with painting over the graffiti, but gave the entire building a fresh coat in just a couple hours.

Adding to the day, the Elkhart Police Department came to speak with kids about gangs and graffiti, and Micola added a presentation about “paying it forward.”

Here at Tom Naquin Chevrolet, we love when we get a chance to highlight those individuals and organizations positively impacting our community. Do you have any stories of locals who have taken the time to pay it forward? Tell us in the comments below.