A BIG HELP – Herb Chambers & Big Sisters Association Fundraiser.
(L-R) Marc Huaman of Herb Chambers Companies and Melissa Steffy, General Manager of Herb Chambers Boston BMW of Boston in Brighton recently gathered with Debora Re, CEO of Big Sister Association to help raise nearly $150,000 at the Big SisterÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s 21st Annual BMW Raffle. Big Sister is the oldest and largest mentoring program in Greater Boston exclusively serving girls.
The real winners in the raffle were the girls involved in Big Sister, including Little Sister Sally and her Big Sister Ana Leon (right to left, front) and Big Sister Elysabeth Reichman and her Little Sister Madison (right to left, back).
The proceeds help to fund the groupÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s programs, and one lucky winner also took home the shiny new BMW.
Herb Chambers Companies is the largest automobile dealership group in New England comprised of over 45 dealerships in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Locations in Brighton include Herb Chambers Porsche, Herb Chambers Toyota, Herb Chambers Infiniti, Herb Chambers Mini, Herb Chambers Honda, Herb Chambers SAAB, Herb Chambers Scion, and Herb Chambers Vespa Boston.
It was a hot and breezy afternoon in downtown Boston, but last minute ticket-buyers, hopeful that theirs would be the one, rushed to purchase a chance to take home the grand prizeÃ¢â‚¬â€a brand new red BMW 328i convertible or $38,000 in cash. A growing crowd gathered as the car czar himself, Herb Chambers, prepared to draw the winning ticket.
And the winner of Big SisterÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s 20th Annual BMW Car Raffle is…William Cotter of Wellesley! Cotter, Senior Vice President of Investments at UBS Financial, bought ticket #1117 at the urging of his friend and Big Sister Board Member, John Yozell. He never thought in a million years that his ticket would be chosen!
Ã¢â‚¬Å“I thought they were pulling my leg!Ã¢â‚¬Â said Cotter of his reaction to the call that he was this yearÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s grand prize winner.
After careful consideration Cotter decided to take the $38,000 in cash, but has not yet decided how he will use it. He does know that he is happy with his decision to buy a raffle ticket because he feels it is important to give back to the community by supporting youth-serving organizations.
In total, this yearÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s BMW Raffle raised nearly $90,000, all of which will go toward Big SisterÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s mentoring programs for girls. Click here to view the winning ticket numbers for the four additional raffle prizes.
Big Sister would like to extend a BIG thank you to Herb Chambers and Marc Huaman of Foreign Motors West in Natick. We would also like to thank Blue Cross Blue Shield for donation of their printing services. Of course, the biggest thanks goes to all those who purchased tickets this year, allowing us to provide quality mentoring relationships for Greater BostonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s girls. Who knows, maybe next year will be your year!
Herb Chambers owner of Chambers Motors of Boston, Herb Chambers Maybach and smart center Boston, all of Somerville, recently met with Deborah Re, CEO of Big Sister Association to help raise nearly $100,000 at the Big SisterÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s 20th Annual BMW raffle.
Big Sister is the oldest and largest mentoring program in Greater Boston exclusively serving girls. The real winner in the raffle was the girls involved in Big Sister, because the proceeds helped to fund the groupÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s programs.
One lucky winner also took home the shiny new vehicle.
Chambers provided the vehicle for the raffle and is the owner of the Herb Chambers Companies, New EnglandÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s largest automobile group, comprised of over 40 dealerships in Massachusetts and Rhode Island.
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