Mazda Chooses 50 Heroes To Get Free Special Edition Miata

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Here are some of their stories.

A few months ago, Mazda announced a program called 'Mazda Heroes: Honoring The Human Spirit,' giving away 50 examples of the 2020 Mazda MX-5 Miata 100th Anniversary Special Edition to deserving heroes. Mazda asked for submissions of people around the country who selflessly gave back to their communities during the pandemic. After receiving more than 1,000 submissions, Mazda has chosen 50 individuals to receive the special edition Miata, including the Top 10 Mazda Heroes.

Mazda has provided a bit of back story for a few of the winners that show why they truly stand out as heroes. We particularly enjoy the story of Jason Erdreich, a shop teacher who did more than just help his students learn in an online format.

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Erdreich gathered 3D printers to help create over 7,000 pieces of PPE equipment such as desk shields to help children return safely to the classroom. Not only did Erdreich dedicate himself to his community, but he also shares his love of Miatas with the automotive community. In her submission video, Erdreich's wife Carla mentions that he is the proud owner of an NA generation Miata, which he brings to local car shows. A brand-new white Mazda Miata RF 100th Anniversary Special Edition with a unique red interior now sits in his garage.

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Mazda has announced a couple of the other heroes, including Christie Purviance (ICU Nurse) and Triana Davis (teacher). Good Morning America honored three more this morning, including Michael Starr Thompson (youth football coach), Jennifer Williams (teacher), and Leandro de Araujo Pessoa (Good Samaritan). The other heroes will be announced and honored through the end of 2020.

All 50 of these heroes will receive the keys to a special piece of Mazda's history as thanks for all that they have done to serve their communities. Mazda hasn't specified how many 100th Anniversary Miatas will be produced, but chances are the production number will be pretty limited.

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