Gov. Justice surprises National Guard firefighter with new Corvette | VM News


CHARLESTON, West Virginia – Governor Jim Justice, First Lady Cathy Justice and Babydog gave a West Virginia National Guard firefighter the surprise of a lifetime on Friday night, announcing he had won a new Corvette thanks to at the “Do It for Babydog: 2 Inch Vaccination Prize Draw.

SSgt Michael Beall was announced as the big winner on Friday night at the Charleston Rod Run and Doo Wop on Kanawha Boulevard – West Virginia’s largest auto show.

Beall, who is a firefighter with the 167th Airlift Wing in Martinsburg and the Martinsburg VA Medical Center, has been informed that he has been invited to attend the auto show to receive a firefighter-related award in a ceremony honoring the first responders.

Instead, the governor announced to the crowd that Beall’s name had been drawn as the winner of the last car to be offered in the second round of the draw: a 2021 Chevrolet Corvette.

Beall’s new Corvette was presented with flying colors, as the blue sports car was lit up in front of the stage. As the sports car’s engine roared, the crowd of hot rod enthusiasts roared in approval.

The Corvette handover was not the only aspect related to the auto show’s vaccines.

The joint interagency task force worked alongside the Kanawha-Charleston Department of Health on Thursday and Friday, offering free vaccinations to those in attendance, including the first, second and second doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, as well as vaccines against the flu.

The remainder of the final round of “Do It for Babydog” awards will be announced on Tuesday and will include:

– Five full college scholarships, worth over $ 100,000 each;

– A dream wedding package, valued at $ 150,000;

– A brand new personalized boat;

– Two free gas prices for 10 years;

– Two high-end zero-turn lawn mowers;

– Three WVU football / basketball season ticket packages;

– Three football / basketball season ticket packages for Marshall University;

– Five season passes for ski resorts in West Virginia.


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