Grant awarded to National Corvette Museum

A $15,000 grant was awarded to the National Corvette Museum from State Farm Insurance to further the museum’s initiative in providing Teen Driving Programs, materials and training for the community.

State Farm has made $59,000 in contributions toward the teen driving program since 2013.

“It’s great that they offer grants for this kind of thing because we wouldn’t be able to do what we do without them,” NCM marketing and communications manager Katie Frassinelli said. “Most importantly they want to save lives and help us save lives.”

The funding will go toward Tire Rack’s Street Survival program and for service and maintenance on the museum’s two interactive driving simulators, which are used for teens and adults to practice safe driving habits and for monthly teen driving clinics.

State Farm spokeswoman Judy McConkey said: “Car crashes are the number one killer for teen drivers so it’s very important for State Farm to do all it can to improve those statistics.”

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