28 years of kicking off the summer with the 5 Car Draw

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The winners from the first draw

The annual Sault Area Hospital Foundation (SAHF) 5 Car Draw is in its 28th year. SAHF kicks off every summer the right way, by awarding 5 brand new vehicles to the drawn ticket holders while raising funds to support the purchase of medical equipment for our community Hospital. Since the first ticket sale, this draw has raised over $3.6 million to help purchase the tools our local healthcare providers need to deliver excellent care in the Algoma District, keeping patients close to home during the time of care.

The draw was developed by Joe Orazietti, Volunteer Chair of the 5 Car Draw. “Twenty eight years ago I approached each of the Sault Ste. Marie Hospitals. I eventually worked with the General Hospital Foundation to get things moving. We printed 10,000 tickets and on June 23, 1990, we gave away 5 brand new vehicles. Every year since then has been a blast.” Orazietti remembers the past years. “Tickets in 1990 were $25 each, and that was a fairly high price, but everyone knew that winning a new truck or car for $25 was a great deal. That’s why we’ve never raised the price. We decided 3 years ago to just find more prizes to give away.”

Firs ticket 28 years ago

This year there will be 20 draws; 5 – $500 Esso Gas Cards courtesy of McDougall Energy, 10 – $1000 Cash prizes from the following sponsors (Algoma Hearing Centre, Atlas Auto Parts/Batteries Expert, Prouse Chevrolet, Cliffe Printing, Deresti Motors, Fountain Tire, Maitland Ford Lincoln, Feet First & Associates and Anthony Pucci – RBC Dominion Securities) and of course the 5 brand new vehicles!

The vehicles in drawing order are a 2017: Dodge RAM 1500 SXT Quad Cab 4×4, Toyota Highlander LE, Ford Escape S 4WD, Chevrolet Cruze LS Sedan and Mazda 3 GX Sedan. The total prize package is worth $191,939.21. The proceeds of this draw will be used to help purchase the new CT Scanner for Sault Area Hospital. The CT Scanners at SAH run 24 hours, 7 days a week to diagnose all types of ailments, illnesses and injuries in patients from across the Algoma District. The scanners run over 20,000 tests annually and it will cost $1.9 million to replace the eldest of the two.

Businesses, organizations, groups and volunteers are selling tickets across our community. If you would like to help increase the reach of this draw and host tickets at your business, please contact SAHF at 705-759-3816 or costal@sah.on.ca. If you are looking for somewhere to purchase your ticket, visit our website for the complete map!

Tickets are still only $25 and available now at all major outlets and at the SAH Foundation Office. To order by phone, call 705-759-3848 or 1-888-623-3904. More details on the draw are available on the SAHF website at www.sahfoundation.com/5cardraw. Draw date is Saturday, June 24th, 2017 at 7PM in the Sault Area Hospital Auditorium. The total prize package of this year’s draw is worth $191,939.21, 17,000 tickets are printed and the draw is conducted under Licence # 8753. We thank you for purchasing your 2017 5 Car Draw tickets this year and your continued support! Best of Luck!