The major fundraiser for the Batavia Rotary Club concluded with the grand prize drawing Saturday night, but the real winners are the many local organizations that receive support from Rotary all year long.
“This is the major fundraiser that allows our club to make so many contributions to the community, such as $18,000 in college scholarships to area students each year,” said President John McGowan.
Rotary is also contributing $250,000 toward the Healthy Living Campus under construction on Main Street, a joint project for the YMCA and United Memorial Medical Center.
Most recently, Rotary has offered a $150,000 matching pledge for the renovation of the local hospital’s Intensive Care Unit, McGowan said.
Rotary’s motto is Service Above Self, he explained. Rotarians actively engage in projects to improve the local community.
“Fundraisers like this Corvette event are critical for helping us help others,” said Lisa Ormsbee, who co-chairs the event with Laurie Mastin. Once again a Corvette or $50,000 is the prize. The winning ticket that was drawn Saturday belongs to John Kinsella.
In addition to the grand prize, there are 10 additional prizes of $500 each, Mastin explained.
Those winners are:
- Tom Mazurkiewicz
- Dan Ireland
- Todd Bender
- Vincent Bucciferro
- Paula Wortzman
- Bobbie Griffin
- John Green
- Nicolas Roth
- Daniel D’Amico
- Mine VanDenwere
Submitted photo: Woman on the left, unidentified, with Laurie Mastin, co-chair of the fundraiser, and Rotary Past President Marlin Salmon.