Football legend, local car dealer team up to help local schools


STATESBORO, GA (WTOC) -Starting this week, schools like Statesboro High can win short term use of an SUV that’s pretty hard to miss, as well as donations from each car bought at the dealership during that period.

Adrian Peterson took plenty of handoffs in his football career. On Monday, he made one, handing the keys to Statesboro High principal Dr. Ken LeCain. Durrence-Layne Chevrolet and The Learning Handoff brought the car here after someone from the school submitted a video to their weekly contest.

“Everyone who submits or uploads a video is put into a random drawing," said Ronnie Wilson with Durrence-Layne Chevrolet. “We randomly draw a winner once a week. This is literally the first winner - Statesboro High School.”

Peterson, now a motivational speaker who’s overcome speech challenges, says he enjoys helping academic programs as well as athletics.

“To be somebody who graduated college before his football eligibility was over, that’s something that I’m proud to tell people about,” said Peterson.

They hope schools can use the vehicle, and the money raised each week.

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