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Contact: Karl Sisson
WCA Hospital Director of Development
(716) 664-8423
karl.sisson@wcahospital.org

WCA & Shults Auto Group Award 2013 Ford Mustang Convertible to Car on Barge Raffle Winner


Julie Morton, RN, WCA Hospital Emergency Department, is joined by Tim Shults (far right). President/Owner and Todd Glenn (far left), New Vehicle Manager, representing Shults Auto Group, to present Jamestown resident Neil Boardman a 2013 Ford Mustang Convertible. Mr. Boardman was the lucky winner of the Car on the Barge Raffle which was drawn by Pam Tillis on the DFT Communications Floating Stage in Bemus Bay on September 1st. The proceeds from this raffle once again benefited WCA’s Sharing the Gift of Health: The Capital Campaign for Our Emergency Department.

Jamestown, New York (Tuesday, October 30, 2012)—On September 1st, at the conclusion of the Bemus Bay Pops concert on the DFT Communications Floating Stage in Bemus Bay, WCA Hospital and Shults Auto Group drew the Car on the Barge raffle winner for a 2013 Ford Mustang Convertible or $30,000 in cash.

Country music star Pam Tillis drew the winning ticket and handed it Tim Shults, Owner & President of Shults Auto Group, along with his wife, Betsy Shults, Mike Ferguson, raffle coordinator, and Betsy Wright, President and CEO of WCA Hospital, who announced that Jamestown resident Neil Boardman was this year’s raffle winner. After careful consideration, Mr. Boardman decided to become the proud owner of the new 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.”

“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.”

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.

WCA Hospital’s New Emergency Department
Construction of WCA Hospital’s 21st-century Emergency Department and is preparing to open. With great advances in space and privacy, WCA Hospital’s new 18,000 square foot Emergency Department will dramatically improve the overall patient experience.

To date, WCA has surpassed the 88% mark by securing $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, please contact Karl Sisson at (716) 664-8423 or visit www.wcahospital.org.

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