Cynics will be tempted to push aside this opinion in favor of one that says a big newspaper advertiser commands publicity.
Rather, this is about a businessman who talks the talk and walks the walk, and all of Tucson is better for it.
Jim Click is leading by example in not only contributing to Tucson’s needs, but also helping others to do so.
Car dealer Click’s latest philanthropic venture aims to raise $1 million for local nonprofits by raffling a 2008 Mustang Bullitt.
Ford will make a special edition of the car, replicating Steve McQueen’s ride in the 1968 movie “Bullitt.”
Click says he hopes 224 nonprofit agencies can sell 50,000 tickets total, at $25 each or five for $100. The proceeds will go to the nonprofits.
His comment about why he is giving away the car speaks for itself:
“If you take from a community, you’ve got to give back.”