|[December 17, 2012]
BMW Raffle Raises $700,000 for Atlanta Ronald McDonald Houses
ATLANTA --(Business Wire)--
Local Atlanta BMW dealers: BMW of South Atlanta, Global
Imports BMW, Nalley BMW of Decatur, United BMW of Gwinnett Place and
United BMW of Roswell donated a 2013 BMW 640i Convertible to Atlanta
Ronald McDonald House Charities (ARMHC) to be awarded as the grand prize
of ARMHC's annual car raffle.
The final drawing for the BMW raffle was held at BMW of South Atlanta on December 12, 2012. Pictured from left: Steve Carvalho, General Sales Manager, BMW of South Atlanta; Linda Morris, President and CEO of Atlanta Ronald McDonald House Charities; Frank Winn, grand prize winner of a 2013 BMW 640i Convertible; John Ciontea, Regional Sales & Marketing Manager, BMW of North America, Southern Region (Photo: Business Wire)
The fundraiser was held from April to November and sold a record 1,915
tickets at $100 each. Frank Winn of Douglasville, GA drove away
as the luck grand prize winner of a 2013 BMW 640i Convertible. J.M.
Owens of Marietta won four round trip tickets aboard Southwest
Airlines as the second prize winner. Aaron Gwinner of Mableton,
GA received a Sterling Silver 8-Row Chain Bracelet and a $500 David
Yurman gift card courtesy of David Yurman at Lenox Square as the third
This year marks the fifth consecutive year that the local area BMW
dealers, supported by the Southern Region of BMW of North America, have
donated a vehicle to ARMHC. The long-standing partnership between BMW
and ARMHC has generated nearly $700,000 in net proceeds to benefit the
Atlanta's local Ronald McDonald Houses.
"Helping families devastated by the illness or injury of a child is
important to the BMW family. We are proud to join ARMHC in supporting
the health and well being of children in Atlanta," says Wayne Schulte,
Field Marketing Operations Manager for BMW of North America, Southern
Since the annual car raffle began 14 years ago, more than $1.6 million
in net proceeds has been raised to fund the operating costs of Atlanta's
two Ronald McDonald Houses.
ABOUT ATLANTA RONALD McDONALD HOUSE CHARITIES
ARMHC is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization dedicated to serving the
needs of children by providing temporary housing and support services to
families of critically ill and injured children being treated at local
children's hospitals. The two Atlanta Houses have provided a home away
from home to more than 42,000 families of ill and injured children since
the first Atlanta House opened in 1979.
At the Ronald McDonald House, families can enjoy many of the comforts of
home, receive nutritious meals prepared and served by volunteers and
obtain emotional support through contact with other families
experiencing similar situations. No family is turned away if they cannot
afford the small $20 requested contribution and many of these families
stay at the Ronald McDonald House for weeks, and sometimes months, while
their children receive medical treatment.
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