Virtual or In-Person, CAA Community Assistance Foundation Wins
The 2020 CAA Reverse Raffle, like most things this year, looked a little different. As always, there was an excitement of winning a grand prize of $2,000, but the atmosphere was unique. Once again, the event was held at Woodland’s Backyard, partially and partially online via Zoom. Also new, the date. Moved from its traditional November date to Thursday, October 8. Two things remained the same. All proceeds benefitted the CAA Community Assistance Foundation and attendees had an extra chance to take home the party basket with over $400 worth of alcohol in a contest that has become as expected as the raffle itself. The new twist here was that it was a straight raffle allowing those in person and virtually to take part. The evening kicked off with cocktails, including two specialty Halloween inspired drinks, appetizers and chatting, while remaining seated. Those online answered trivia questions and waited anxiously for the drawing to start. Before starting, CAA President Brian Schottenstein recognized the Community Assistance Foundation recipients, American Red Cross of Columbus, Patches of Light, COMPASS and Scholar House. Awards were given early this year to capitalize on the Columbus Foundation’s Big Give campaign allowing the Community Assistance Foundation to maximize donations. The traditional ping pong balls were missing from the Raffle in lieu of a random number generator that allowed for those following along online to be a bigger part of the action. After announcements and a review of the rules from Emcee Mike Lange of Contractors, Inc., the Raffle was off and running. The first ball drawn for the “Grand Prize Loser” went to Cortland Partners who won back their $125 ticket price. Attendees excitedly watched as numbers came off the board swiftly. Some were just disappointed not to win, while others received one of the many consolation door prizes generously donated by sponsors. When only five numbers remained: Commercial One, Chadwell Supply, Homestead America, Community Properties of Ohio, and deliberation started on what do to with the $2,000 grand prize. The group debated the decision to split the prize money equally or continue. While debating, Lange drew the raffle ticket awarding the liquor basket to Justin Garland of Buckeye Real Estate. Unable to reach a unanimous decision, the drawing continued, and Commercial One was eliminated from contention. After another round of discussion was still not unanimous and led to the next draw eliminating Fire & Ice Heating and Air Conditioning. The trio remaining once again elected to go on this time eliminating Community Properties of Ohio. Negotiation started all over again with the decision to split again refuted and the final number was drawn removing the Homestead America number from contention Leaving Chadwell Supply as the lone winner. The CAA Community Assistance Foundation would not be able to provide the outreach to charities without participation from members at events like the Reverse Raffle and would like to thank everyone for their donations by purchasing a ticket or sponsoring the event. Congratulations to all of this year’s lucky door prize winners. We would like to thank all of the sponsors and everyone that bought a ticket.
Appetizer Sponsors: Pure Property Solutions The Sherwin Williams Paint Company Event Sponsors: Guardian Water and Power Maintenance Supply Heaquarters The Waterworks
Door Prize Sponsors: Chadwell Supply Choice Property Resources, Inc. CORT Fire & Ice Heating and Air Conditioning Guardian Water and Power Overmyer Hall Associates Scherzinger Pest Control The Waterworks
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