Dayton car dealership hosting car, cash gift

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – A Miami Valley auto dealership will donate more than $50,000 in prizes as part of an initiative.

The Jeff Schmitt Auto Group said its Jeff’s Heroes initiative is returning to reward Miami Valley heroes with thousands of dollars and a grand prize winner with $10,000 cash and a free car.

The nomination period opens on May 1 and will run until November 20, 2022.

Four finalists, who can be individuals or organizations, will receive $5,000 in cash. Winners will be announced on June 1, August 1, October 1 and December 1.

People will then be able to vote for a winner from among the finalists for the grand prize of an additional $10,000 and a free car. The Grand Prize winner will be announced on December 23, 2022.

Jay Schmitt, President of Jeff Schmitt Auto Group, said: “Over the past year I have heard so many different stories of heroes in our own backyard and met people who have changed forever. my outlook on life. I am thrilled that we are expanding this initiative to have an ever greater impact on our community. »

To nominate someone, visit