Ronald C. from Warrensburg, MO lost his flip phone, so he headed into one of our stores to get a new one on January 1 of this year. His old phone had fallen in between the seat and center console in his truck and he was unable to retrieve it. However inconvenient that was, that one trip resulted in some big news! We randomly selected Ron as January’s Get10Give10 winner. He won $10,000 for himself, and TCC Gives donated an additional $10,000 to a nonprofit of his choice. To learn all about our quarterly sweepstakes, click here.
Watch Ron’s story here:
Taking the grandkids to Disneyworld was something Ron and his wife always talked about. Now, he’s planning to put these winnings in savings and use some for a family trip there in 2 years!
Ron taught, coached, and was an athletic administrator at the Warrensburg schools for 32 years. After careful consideration, he chose the Warrensburg School Foundation to receive his $10,000 donation from TCC Gives because of his deep-rooted connections.
He was the head track and cross country coach for 28 years. When he first came to Warrensburg in 1970, they didn’t have a cross country program, so Ron started it from scratch. Then in 1976, they had an established boys team but still no girls program. Ron worked hard to establish a successful girls track team, and the Warrensburg track is named after him to this day!
Ron says he’s gotten so much out of his time working at the district; he’s been looking for a way to be able to give back to the community he’s been a part of for so long, so it made perfect sense to choose the Warrensburg Schools Foundation to receive his other $10k.
The Warrensburg Schools Foundation will use half of the donation for scholarships -Ron actually has a scholarship in his name that was started a few years ago, and this will help grant even more. The district is letting Ron decide what they should do with the other half of the money because he deeply cares about the students, teachers and employees in the district. The Warrensburg Schools Foundation knows this money will go to great use and will benefit so many people for the years to come.