by: Breanne Williams Staff Writer
Plant City Observer

Jim and Kathy Goldinger were the lucky winners of Stingray Chevrolet’s ninth annual Unity in the Community Vehicle Raffle. The couple won a brand new 2018 Corvette Grand Sport with ticket number 2018-13664. Instead of taking the Corvette, they decided to take home a 2018 Chevrolet Traverse High Country and a check of the difference, which was approximately $13,360.  

The Goldingers are from Pennsylvania but have property in the Port Charlotte area. They were eating lunch at the Florida Strawberry Festival when they heard the audio recording advertising for the raffle. When they realized what it was about and what the money would go toward, Jim Goldinger bought a $5 ticket to support the cause. He said he never believed they would have won and is looking forward to returning to the festival for years to come. 

“I’m not a guy that buys tickets, I’m not a guy that gambles, I’m not a guy that likes to part with money, but I’ve got to tell you I was moved,” Goldinger said.