Auction and Raffle to Benefit Children of St. Mary’s Home

                                                  
    CONTACT:  Sonja Barisic
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WHAT  :  The Auxiliary Board of St. Mary’s Home for Disabled Children will hold its 7th Annual Gala and Auction, presented by Checkered Flag Volkswagen. Event includes a three-course dinner, live music by The Josh Walker Trio and silent and live auctions, including the opportunity to help the residents of St. Mary’s go on more field trips into the community. The festivities also will feature a raffle for the all-new 2012 VW Beetle, courtesy of Checkered Flag.

WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 25, preview/silent auction at 6 p.m.,dinner at 7:30 p.m.

WHERE: Westin Hotel–Town Center, 4535 Commerce St., Virginia Beach, VA 23462

WHO: WVEC-TV personality Craig Moeller will serve as emcee for the evening.

COST: Auction: $100 per person, or $950 per private table for 10; raffle: $50 per ticket.

WHY : Proceeds will benefit the children and young adults who live at St. Mary’s Home.

CONTACT: For more information about the auction, contact Auxiliary President Karen Hibbard at (757) 352-2705 or klhibb@cox.net. Auction and raffle tickets also can be purchased online at www.saintmaryshome.org.

For more information about SMHDC, contact Sonja Barisic, marketing communications manager, at (757) 352-2700 or sbarisic@smhdc.org,or visit www.saintmaryshome.org.

Santa Would Love a Sweet Ride Like This

On Dasher, on Dancer … You could win this beautiful Beetle, parked in front of St. Mary’s Home for the holidays, and help children and young adults who have severe disabilities.  

Raffle tickets are still available for this beautiful Salsa Red VW Beetle, donated by Checkered Flag Volkswagen to benefit the children and young adults of St. Mary’s Home. But don’t delay, because only 800 tickets will be sold, at $50 apiece.

The winning ticket will be drawn during the Auxiliary Board of St. Mary’s 6th Annual Gala & Auction presented by Checkered Flag Volkswagen on Feb.19 at The Westin-Town Center in Virginia Beach. You need not be present to win, but we’d love to see you there.

For raffle tickets or more information, call (757) 622-2208 ext. 381 or visit St. Mary’s website.

Here’s a video of the Beetle arriving at St. Mary’s Home earlier this year:

Win a Car and Help the Children of St. Mary’s Home

The Beetle pulls up to the entrance of St. Mary’s Home.

Checkered Flag Volkswagen in Virginia Beach has generously donated a new Salsa Red 2010 VW Beetle to St. Mary’s Auxiliary Board, which will raffle off the car to benefit the children of St. Mary’s Home. The car arrived on Tuesday, Aug. 3, for display in St. Mary’s front lobby. Raffle tickets go on sale Sept. 1 for $50 apiece; only 800 tickets will be sold. Details coming soon on  St. Mary’s website. The winning ticket will be drawn during the Auxiliary’s auction on Feb. 19, 2011.

“I was really moved by the level of care that St. Mary’s gives to these children,” said Todd Collins, general manager of Checkered Flag Volkswagen. “What they do here is unbelievable. The level of care is something like I’ve never seen before.”

Gathered around the car on display in St. Mary’s lobby are, from left, Kamaia, Amonte, Director of Development Martha Stewart, Auxiliary Board President Karen Hibbard, Jahmari and CEO William C. Giermak, all of St. Mary’s Home, and Todd Collins, general manager of Checkered Flag’s Hyundai/Volkswagen division, and Christine Knowles, eMarketing diretor of Checkered Flag Motor Car Corp., Inc. Seated behind the desk is receptionist Delores Curry.

For more photos of the Beetle’s arrival, be sure to check out St. Mary’s Facebook page.

Here’s a video of the Beetle’s arrival:

Checkered Flag Holding Facebook Fan Drive to Benefit St. Mary’s Home

Checkered Flag is a great supporter of St. Mary’s Home for Disabled Children.The last two years, the general manager of Checkered Flag Volkswagen in Virginia Beach has turned the dealership’s annual “Buy a Car from a Rock Start” sales event into a benefit for the children of the Home.

Now, Checkered Flag is pushing the pedal to the metal with an incredibly generous offer — and a challenge.

If 500 new people “like” Checkered Flag Auto Group‘s Facebook fan page in the month of July, Checkered Flag Volkswagen will donate a brand new 2010 VW Beetle to the Auxiliary Board of St. Mary’s Home. The new Beetle will be raffled off during the Auxiliary’s 6th Annual Gala and Auction in February, with all proceeds going to the Home.

Read more about the challenge — and about a Checkered Flag employee’s recent visit to the Home — here. Please recommend Checkered Flag Auto Group to all your Facebook friends, and spread the word to to help reach the goal. While you’re on Facebook, don’t forget to click the “like” button St. Mary’s page as well.