Monday, June 25, 2012

Presenting the Kentucky Opera 2012 Car Raffle Winner!

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 - 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. 

Congratulations Tim!

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