To say “Good things happen to good people” pales in comparison to the situation. And Shonda Schaefer’s humbleness and sincerity would most certainly shun “Great things happen to great people”.

In fact, she would say all those participating in the 10th Annual Classic Chevrolet Charity Golf Tournament on Wednesday were great and good people. And she would be right!

So when Classic Chevrolet owners Susan and Tom Durant drew her raffle entry and awarded her a 2021 C8 Corvette, she would praise the Durant’s generosity, the hard work of Classic Chevrolet staff, and the support of all who made the tournament a rousing success.

GRACE is one of eleven local charities supported by the tournament, and other Classic Chevrolet fundraisers throughout the year. The Durant’s have selected a variety of charities that combat poverty, hunger and homelessness, work with children and adults with disabilities, support military causes, and more.

“Each year we are privileged to host an incredible day of sportsmanship and fundraising,” said Tom Durant. “The success from these fundraising efforts have always made a profound impact on our communities.”

In 2012, the Durant’s put out a challenge to Classic Chevrolet employees to “raise as much as they could” and they would personally match it dollar-for-dollar. Following Tom’s motto “To be the best at everything we do”, Classic staff members have watched their fundraising efforts increase year after year.

Each year, at the annual staff Thanksgiving dinner, the Durant’s celebrate the work of their employees and deliver much-needed funds to their charities. While last year’s golf tournament was cancelled due to COVID-19, the Durant’s and their partners and vendors still made good on their commitment to their communities.

In addition to GRACE, this year proceeds will go to 6 Stones, AIRBORNE Angel Cadets, Angel Fund of Trinity High School, Christ’s Haven, The Clubhouse for Special Needs, Community Storehouse, Gallant Few, Miracle League of Southlake, RISE Adaptive Sports, and VAST Community Outreach.

The first-generation Chevrolet Corvette debuted back in 1953. Since then, there have been eight generations of ‘Vette, each delivering sleek exterior design and roaring power.

When you see Shonda in her new white convertible please wave, but do it quickly. Her C8 is well-equipped to continue the Corvette legacy, bringing legendary muscle with a 6.2L LT2 V8 engine, generating 495 horsepower and top-end speed of 194 mph.

If you have any questions about Classic Chevrolet or their fundraising program, email or call (817) 854-4968.