50/50 Raffle WINNER!
Winning Ticket Number - 602
Thank you to everyone who bought a ticket in this year’s 50/50 Raffle. You are all stars for supporting our kids and our programs working with youth.
As some friends of the Club know, it has been a hard year, with many funding sources leaving town or closing shop. We are serving kids more in need of services and support. Our resources have been thin. We were SO grateful earlier this year when Henry Production, Inc of Farmington donated a bike to us for a special raffle. That raffle raised much needed funds that allowed us to pay bills this summer when money was scarce.
The money didn’t last long, and our 50/50 Raffle came just in time!
So now, I have another wonderful individual to talk about. Chep Gauntt of Washington State is originally from Roswell, NM. He has bought tickets from us for Harley Raffles and 50/50 Raffles for years, supporting the youth of this area. Recently, he even came through San Juan County and personally saw some of the shops closed up and the need for resources in the community. His wife got online for him and bought his tickets for the 50/50 Raffle. Yesterday, he told her that if they won, he would make a donation back to the kids in the Club.
TODAY, just after 3 PM, Chep’s name was pulled as winner of our $17,500 50/50 pot. He WON half the pot, or $8,750!
Then started a game of phone tag as I tried to call this gentleman in far off Kennewick, WA. First I spoke to his sweet wife. She called him, then he called me back. I told him the good news that he was a WINNER. Then he told me something completely unexpected. Chep Gauntt donated all his winnings BACK to youth programming in the Club. He donated it because he thought the kids needed it more than he did.
I am not a man short on words. I was speechless. His generosity and selflessness nearly brought me to tears. Thank you, Chep.
So to all of you that bought tickets, I am grateful to you for supporting the Club. I am proud to tell you that thanks to Chep Gauntt, 100% of the 2017 50/50 Raffle will go directly to supporting kids .
Thank you all!