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Garfield Tesla Raffle 2014

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  1. DouglasR

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    #1 DouglasR, Jan 24, 2014
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    Many of you remember the successful raffle of a 2013 Model S last year to benefit programs of the Garfield High School PTSA in Seattle. Well, another raffle is now planned for March 14, 2014. Here is the (slightly edited) notice I received, with contact information for Phil Sherburne, from whom you can buy raffle tickets and volunteer to show your car at one of the ticket sales events. You can support a worthy cause and maybe win yourself another Model S!


    Dear Doug,


    Thank you for having purchased tickets last year for the Tesla Raffle of Garfield High School. The raffle was a great success and raised $75,000 for Garfield programs. This year we are repeating the raffle with the first prize being the very exciting 2014 Tesla Model S electric car (or $50,000 cash). The winner last year thought she would take the cash rather than the car. When I showed her the car she was stunned and immediately changed her mind. She loves the car.


    The need for funds to support Garfield students continues. The PTSA raises money to support the extra-curricular programs, supplemental intervention programs to assist underachieving students and career and college counseling services to help kids find a positive path for their post high school life. We hope that at some point public school funding will get back to a reasonable level and these programs won’t have to be funded through donations.


    This 2014 Tesla S Sedan was Automobile Magazine and Motor Trend’s Car of the Year. This is the breakthrough electric car with a range of approximately 265 miles on a single charge. It also received the highest safety rating for automobiles. Information on the car is attached and more can be found at Tesla Motors | Premium Electric Vehicles. We are selling 1850 raffle tickets at $100 each, making the odds of winning much better than most raffles. On Friday, March 14, at the Garfield annual PTSA Auction/Gala, the winning ticket will be drawn. You don’t have to be present to win. If you win you can take either the car or $50,000 in a certified check.


    This year tickets will be drawn for three additional prizes--$1500, $1000, and $500 certified checks. But you do have to be present to win one of these prizes. The Auction/Gala will be at the Showbox Sodo, 1700 1st Avenue S, 6pm-11pm. The drawing will be at approximately 9:30 pm. A separate ticket is required for admission to the Auction/Gala—a very fun event. People who went last year uniformly praised the new format which included performances by students from Garfield’s outstanding music program. You can purchase tickets to the auction on the Garfield PTSA website.


    I don’t know if you still have interest in trying to win a Tesla, but it is an amazing car and the proceeds go to a very important cause. If you would like to buy one or more tickets or know of others who would please contact me know.


    Thanks, Phil Sherburne, ([email protected]) or 206-355-0834
     
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    I already bought my ticket for this year. I'm excited to pick up my car in Seattle and use the Supercharger network on the drive home after I win this year. haha.
     
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    The ticket sales effort could use some help from Model S owners. Over the next two weekends there will be sales events at Uwajimaya in Seattle and possibly other locations. I believe they will be Saturdays and Sundays from 11 am to 3 pm. It would really help sell tickets to have a car available for people to inspect. If you can bring your car for even part of this time, please email Phil at the address shown at the end of my first post. It's a fun way to show off your car, and it serves a good cause. Thanks.
     
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    I need some fresh galangal and lime leaves anyway! I'll check to see which weekend is best.
     
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    I've been trying to contact Phil for a couple of weeks now. Bought 2 tix last year, would gladly do it again but ?? And everything I can find online is old 2013 event stuff too. Any assistance or addl info will be appreciated. ML
     
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    MikeL, sent you a PM with the details I received from Phil.
     
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    Thanks you guys. I'm all set (I think). His announcement says up to 300 mile range which I take to mean it's an 85, right? Best raffle ever.
     
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    I've already got a ticket! Based on my number they are over 1400 of the 1850 to be sold. Good luck!
     
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    Yes, it's a metallic blue 85 with pano roof, tech package, and tan Napa leather interior. I really wish he had said 265 EPA mile range, however.
     
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    I'd be interested in a ticket as well. Try this first: [email protected] ? Or is there a better way to contact him?
     
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    That email should work.
     
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    Thanks Doug, I've e-mailed him. :smile:
     
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    He called me yesterday. The info in the OP works, he's just been out of town. About half of tix are sold.
     
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    There are still 10 days left to buy your ticket(s) and possibly win a brand new, 2014 Tesla Model S. The car is metallic blue, 85 kWh, and loaded with options such as the Tech Package, Pano Roof, and tan Napa leather seats.
    Last year, the tickets sold out. This year, they are selling a maximum of 1850 tickets. I have seen some comments suggesting that you must be a Washington resident to win. That is not the case. If you are from outside of Washington, the only restriction is that they can't send you the ticket through the mail. You could have a friend hold the ticket for you. Or I would be able to hold it for you -- just contact me through TMC. They take cash, check, or credit card.
    Are you feeling lucky?
     
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    I've just emailed the email address in the posts above. Hopefully that is still good contact info?
     
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    They've got to be close to sold out...only one week remaining before the raffle.
     
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    I tried to get into this back when it was announced but never got a call back which is why I was surprised to see the post from Tuesday saying it was still going. :)
     
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    It is still good contact info. Phil was out of town for a few weeks and had no email access, but he's back now. If you have any problem, just PM me. I have tickets to sell and the ability to accept credit cards.

    I believe ticket sales are running a bit behind last year, but they always pick up toward the end (last year they sold out). I wouldn't wait too long.
     

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