Thank You Joe, for 28 Great Years!


SAULT STE. MARIE (May 5, 2018) – Joe Orazietti started the 5 Car Draw 28 years ago. He put in countless hours to help sell over 350,000 tickets over the past 28 years. The draw gave away 143 vehicles during his time and most importantly, raised over $3.7 million to help support our local healthcare.

The Sault Area Hospital Foundation Board of Directors recently recognized Joe’s commitment to our local healthcare by providing recognition outside the Sault Area Hospital Auditorium, where the 5 Car Draw takes place each year, in Joe’s Honour.

Although Joe has stepped down as Volunteer Chair of the draw, the 5 Car Draw continues to go on raising dollars to help purchase medical equipment for SAH. In its 29th year, the funds for this year’s draw will be used to help purchase medical equipment needed to perform cardiac stenting procedures here in Sault Ste. Marie.

The program will help keep patients local for care. “I want people to continue to buy tickets and support an amazing draw. The funds ensure we can get great care, right here in Sault Ste. Marie and when it comes to the heart, we want the best care here locally,” said Orazietti.

This year there will be 18 draws; 5 – $500 Esso Gas Cards courtesy of McDougall Energy, 8 – $1000 Cash prizes from the following sponsors (Algoma Hearing Centre, Cliffe Printing, Deresti Motors, Fountain Tire, Feet First & Associates, Great Lakes Honda, Northside Auto Group and Superior Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM) and of course the 5 brand new vehicles!

The vehicles in drawing order are a 2018: Toyota Tundra 4×4 Double Cab SR, Volkswagen Tiguan 4Motion Trendline, Jeep Compass Sport 4×4, Honda HR-V LX 4WD and KIA Forte EX. The total prize package is worth $191,175.10.

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 [email protected] 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

Draw date is Saturday, June 23rd, 2018 at 7PM in the Sault Area Hospital Auditorium. 17,000 tickets are printed and the draw is conducted under Licence # 9609.

We thank you for purchasing your 2018 5 Car Draw tickets this year and your continued support! Best of Luck!


  1. Congratulations Joe !!! Thanks for your amazing volunteerism to SAH & SSM. Wishing you all the best.

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