Jim Perry holds tickets for the pearl white 2016 Chevrolet 1500 Silverado crew cab four wheel drive truck being raffled off in support of the Kemptville District Hospital Foundation.
July 15 could be your lucky day!
Jim Perry Motor Sales in Kemptville is raffling off a pearl white 2016 Chevrolet 1500 Silverado crew cab four wheel drive truck.
There are 1,000 tickets up for grabs, at a cost of $100 each. And they’re selling fast.
“This will allow us, thanks to our generous community sponsors, to hand a cheque to the Kemptville District Hospital Foundation for $100,000,” said Jim Perry, owner of the dealership.
He explained the cost of the truck, valued at $49,573, was covered within a couple weeks of calling around to local private sponsors and businesses.
“Last year, on May 28, my father (Bob Perry) died,” said Perry. “Every year, we attend and sponsor the Carol Durie Memorial Golf Tournament in support of the hospital. Mary Boucher (director of development for the KDH Foundation) and Harry Pratt (local business leader) asked me if I would hold a Bob Perry Memorial Golf Tournament the next year.”
The Bob Perry Memorial Golf Tournament will be held at the eQuinelle Golf Club and Rideau Glen Golf Course on July 15, at which time the draw will be held for the truck. Already, over 200 people have registered for the tournament.
“It was Harry’s idea to have a truck raffle,” said Perry. “Harry was supposed to be the one to put it on, but he passed away from cancer at the end of last year.”
He explained his grandfather, Norm Goldberg, was one of the original founders of the Kemptville District Hospital in 1958.
“That’s why Harry wanted to involve me,” said Perry. “That’s why I decided to do the truck raffle. After our first meeting, we decided in order for us to be able to give the hospital $100,000 we had to have enough sponsors to pay for the truck. We were able to pull that off in a couple of weeks, thanks to our generous sponsors.”
If you pick your ticket up at Scotiabank Kemptville they will make a matching donation to the KDH Foundation. Tickets are also available at Jim Perry Motor Sales, the KDH Foundation office, Motor Trends and Class Axe.
“We’ve sold about 200 tickets just in the first week,” he said. “There’s no doubt we are going to sell all the tickets. And all the money is going directly to the hospital.”
Story & Photo Credit to Metroland Media and Jennifer Westendorp