Over the last couple of decades, you could sleep in on Father’s Day, have a delicious breakfast with your family and then head on down to the Boyd Autobody & Glass Father’s Day Charity Car Show, where you could dream about driving off in one of the vehicles.
Now, in lieu of the annual car show, Boyd Autobody & Glass Okanagan is giving you the chance to actually own one of those vehicles.
The COVID-19 pandemic has quashed the car show for the second straight year, so this year Boyd is raffling off a 2010 Chevrolet Caramo 2LT to raise money for Children’s Advocacy Centre of Kelowna. The goal is to raise more than $50,000 for a great cause, and the deadline to buy a $25 ticket is this Sunday—Father’s Day—at noon.
The draw will be held one hour later, and it can be viewed live on Boyd’s Facebook page.
“It’s a sweet ride,” Boyd Autobody & Glass Okanagan general manager Methal Abougoush says, “and twenty-five dollars is lunch money.”
The Camaro is fire-engine red with a black interior. It features Foose wheels, Toyo tires, a 300-plus-horsepower V6 engine, an upgraded sound system from Andres Car Audio and a custom dual exhaust system. The year 2010 marked the return of the Camaro to the Chevrolet family, so it’s a unique and attractive muscle car that one lucky winner is going to be wheeling around in this summer and beyond.
The real winner, though, will be the CAC. Boyd Autobody & Glass Okanagan has raised more than $85,000 for the centre over the last two years with help from its sponsors, volunteers and associates, and it wants to add as much money as it can to that total.
The CAC is a place of help, hope and healing for child survivors of abuse and neglect, so your $25 will be going towards a great cause.
“My soft spot’s been kids and the belief that all kids should have equal opportunity,” Abougoush says. “It’s hard to believe that not all kids have this loving, supporting support system from their family. And the truth is that’s not the case with a lot of kids.”
The part that Boyd really loves about the CAC is it brings multiple resources together in an effort to prevent vulnerable youth from slipping through the cracks.
“If the CAC does what their goal is to do, I think the long-term benefit will benefit the community as kids will not become troubled kids and see that they can contribute to the community and have a good life, even though they’ve had some struggles,” Abougoush says.
Click here to purchase tickets for the Child Advocacy Centre of Kelowna 2021 Father’s Day Car Raffle.
This article is written by or on behalf of the sponsoring client and does not necessarily reflect the views of Okanagan Edge.
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