Cardinal’s “Project Graduation”

Cardinal Project Graduation

Westerly High School raffle winners (l-r) Chris Lombardo, Bryce Lombardo, Patty Lombardo, Dawn Pappadir, Michele Deary and Patty Michand are congratulated by (back) Jennifer Hardy, event coordinator and Kim Cardinal–Piscatelli, Cardinal Honda vice president.



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By Robert J. O’shaughnessy

Cardinal Honda has always had a continued commitment to the community that it serves. In 1990 Cardinal Honda established the Cardinal Foundation. Since its establishment, the Foundation has made gifts to a wide variety of community organizations and events. One of those events is Cardinal Honda’s commitment to the preservation of the “drug and alcohol free graduation party”. 

This year was no different. On April 26, the Foundation conducted a “Project Graduation” recognition breakfast at the dealership in Groton. Fourteen area high schools were the beneficiaries of a gift to use as a raffle item.. 

The program began with a welcome and congratulatory address from Kim Cardinal–Piscatelli, Cardinal Honda vice president and Steve Luft, vice president of Operations. After a buffet breakfast, each high school was presented a 32” HD television to use as a raffle item to raise funds for their drug and alcohol free graduation parties. Each high school was entered into a drawing for a grand prize of $500 to use towards their senior event. The grand prizewinner drawn was Westerly High School!



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