Tim Coupe wasn’t
grilling burgers at his Connecticut home on Memorial Day weekend. Nor had he
taken his two sons hiking in the Adirondack Mountains. Tim was in Ames, Iowa
wrangling 6 fifth-graders at an international problem solving competition. The
last thing on his mind was the tickets he purchased through OldCarRaffle.com - until
he got the call.It didn’t connect when
he saw the 502 area code.He was still
in disbelief when David Roth told him he had won a $60,000 voucher or a $50,000
cash option.What finally made it sink
in was when the crowd of about 50 people who had gathered at the Porsche
dealership of Blue Grass MOTORSPORT yelled CONGRATULATIONS! Then
the K-4 Technology teacher was convinced he had indeed won the
2012 Kentucky Opera Car Raffle.
Tim went back and
forth several times before he decided to take the $50,000 rather than come to
Louisville to pick up his Porsche! (Many in the Opera office offered to bring
it to him, but he politely declined.) He is in the process of building a new
house and the money will probably turn into a pretty amazing kitchen. Perhaps
he will use a small amount towards his goal of visiting all 30 professional
baseball stadiums with his sons Ian and Theo (they have been to 19).
While this was
thefirst time he ahd purchaced Kentucky Opera Car Raffle tickets, he assures us that
he will be purchasing again next year.