Rosenberg resident wins Test to Drive sweepstakes

Shown are: Aldo Cortes (General Manager of Gillman Honda Fort Bend), Victoria Linares (daughter), Roger Elswick (President of the Greater Houston Honda Dealers and Owner of Community Honda), Carolyn Linares (Sweepstakes Winner and Honda Customer), Patrick York (Chief Operating Officer of Gillman Automotive), Alyssa Linares (daughter), Gabriella Linares (daughter).

Shown are: Aldo Cortes (General Manager of Gillman Honda Fort Bend), Victoria Linares (daughter), Roger Elswick (President of the Greater Houston Honda Dealers and Owner of Community Honda), Carolyn Linares (Sweepstakes Winner and Honda Customer), Patrick York (Chief Operating Officer of Gillman Automotive), Alyssa Linares (daughter), Gabriella Linares (daughter).

The Greater Houston Honda Dealers named Carolyn Linares of Rosenberg, Texas, the winner of its “Test Drive to Win” sweepstakes, part of the organization’s presenting sponsorship of the Shell and Pennzoil Grand Prix of Houston. Linares, a mother of three, entered the sweepstakes at the Gillman Fort Bend location and was named the lucky finalist and proud owner of a brand new 2014 Honda Accord.

But what she did next demonstrates the power of a mother’s love. Linares selflessly chose the cash prize option of $23,000 to secure her daughter’s future.

“After much prayer, I have decided to take cash option instead of the car.  My daughter will be attending college as a freshman this fall, and this money will help us pay her tuition,” says Linares.  “Thank you Greater Houston Honda Dealers for this contest. Because of Honda, our life has changed in a positive direction.”

“We are extremely pleased that this contest has changed the life of a family, and knowing that this is helping a young lady attend college makes us feel very humbled and proud,” says Roger Elswick, president of the Greater Houston Honda Dealers.

Over the course of six weeks leading up to the Shell and Pennzoil Grand Prix of Houston presented by the Greater Houston Honda Dealers, hundreds of Houstonians visited the local 14 Honda dealerships to test drive a new Honda and enter to win the contest for free tickets to the Verizon IndyCar race and a chance to win the grand prize. The 14 finalists were announced at Victory Circle on Sunday, June 29, where Linares was named the winner.

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