Recently, Wheels For Kids attended the drawing for the 3 prizes given away by Jim Click at the Tucson Convention Center. As usual, there were many non-profit organizations represented. The atmosphere is always festive at these annual drawings. A huge tumbling drum (tickets in there) is set up in front of the Grand Prize – a 2018 Grand Jeep Cherokee. Jim Click took time to mention all the nonprofits that he has personally visited over the years. Wheels For Kids always gets recognized.
We thank each and everyone of you for supporting Wheels For Kids by purchasing a ticket or tickets. This year our raffle team sold 285 tickets for the purchase of bike parts, components and supplies for refurbishing donated bikes for kids, teens and needy adults. Overall, 361 Tucson nonprofits participated in this years’ raffle and 41,000 tickets were sold.
The entire proceeds from ticket sales are kept by the individual, charitable organizations.
Now, a few words about the drawing. Jim Click draws the winning ticket for each prize and then calls the winner from his cell phone while the audience listens. The 3rd place winner was Diane Tretschok of Tucson won the $5000. Diane had to be convinced that Jim Click is indeed who he claimed to be before she allowed herself to get excited over her winnings.
The 2nd place winner was Richard Swanson of Gilbert AZ. His mother answered the phone with disbelief! 1st class airline tickets to anywhere in the world for 2! Jim Click suggested that he should take his mother!
The winner of the grand prize 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee was Dennis Vannorman of Tuscon. Jim Click made the call and had to leave a message. The Jim Click team will follow-up.
Wheels For Kids thanks you for your support We could not bring the joy of biking to children without your financial support. You have touched the hearts of so many.