In February the National Corvette Museum announced that the “Acre Club” for the NCM Motorsports Park would be reopened, offering an additional 17 acres available for sponsorship. The acres were used to construct a berm, and are offered at $15,000 each, payable by 12/31/2016.
Stepping up to the plate to purchase an acre were Dennis and Jan Lombardo of Long Beach, CA. If you ask Dennis what made them decide to participate he laughs, “Because I screwed up and didn’t buy one last time.” Dennis says he and wife Jan are not into motorsports, with the exception of attending the Indy 500 each year, but that didn’t stop them from taking part in the Acre Club. “It’s just another avenue to help the Museum stay here,” Dennis said. “I do whatever I can… I sell raffle tickets, memberships to the Museum.”
Dennis, a member of the Duntov Society (enthusiasts who name the Museum to their will) and the Spire Society (cumulative giving recognition), travels to Bowling Green for Museum events simply to volunteer and help out while making new Corvette friends.
Only 12 acres are remaining with sponsors being listed on the permanent donor wall at the Holley Tower at the NCM Motorsports Park. Donors also receive an honorary framed deed for their acre, are listed on the Motorsports Park website and have the opportunity to purchase exclusive Acre Club merchandise.
Acres may be sponsored for a $15,000 tax-deductible donation and may be reserved on a first come, first serve basis by contacting Connie Russell at 270-467-8815 or firstname.lastname@example.org.