Neil Boardman of Jamestown is the winner of a new Ford Mustang convertible given away at the conclusion of the Bemus Bay Pops concert on the DFT Communications Floating Stage in Bemus Bay.
The event, sponsored by the Shults Auto Group, benefits WCA Hospital.
Country music star Pam Tillis drew the winning ticket and handed it Tim Shults, owner and president of Shults Auto Group, along with his wife, Betsy Shults, Mike Ferguson, giveaway coordinator, and Betsy Wright, president and chief executive officer of WCA Hospital.
Julie Morton, WCA Hospital Emergency Department registered nurse, is joined by Tim Shults, far right, Shults Auto Group president and owner, and Todd Glenn, far left, Shults Auto Group new vehicle manager, to present Neil Boardman of Jamestown a 2013 Ford Mustang convertible.
"Thanks to the efforts of so many individuals and local businesses, I am absolutely thrilled to announce that we sold over $80,000 worth of $10 raffle tickets," said Tim Shults. "This was a team effort which supports the most important capital project in our community, the construction of our new Emergency Department at WCA Hospital."
Shults Auto Group is in the midst of its $250,000 multi-year pledge to WCA Hospital for Sharing the Gift of Health: The Capital Campaign for Our Emergency Department. In an effort to raise additional funds to support the campaign, Shults Auto Group created the Car on the Barge raffle and promoted the sale of tickets through its media outlets and at all of its dealerships.
"We are very grateful to Tim and Betsy Shults, Mike Ferguson, and the entire Shults Auto Group for their outstanding commitment to this raffle and to our vital capital campaign effort," said Karl Sisson, WCA director of development. "Although officially there was only one raffle winner, the whole community wins as we open the new front door of health care here at WCA."
WCA Hospital's 21st-century Emergency Department is now open. With advances in space and privacy, the 18,000 square foot Emergency Department will improve the overall patient experience.
To date, WCA has surpassed the 88 percent mark by securing more than $14.5 million toward the $16.5 million capital campaign goal and is accepting gifts and pledges payable through 2013.
To make a gift to support Sharing the Gift of Health: The Capital Campaign for Our Emergency Department, contact Karl Sisson at 664-8423 or visit wcahospital.org.