A lucky Red Deerian drove away in a new Nissan 370Z Roadster convertible from Gord Scott Nissan on Friday morning.
Local dentist Shauna Walsh won a four-month lease for the car by raising funds for last weekend’s Red Deer Primary Care Network Fun Run.
Walsh said simply that it was pretty cool.
“I had purchased a second-hand older version of this car in the winter and then that spring, I couldn’t drive it because I was in a cast, so I had to sell it,” she explained. “It was kind of bittersweet because now I get a second chance to drive a cool car again.”
Amanda Nichols with the Red Deer PCN said giving away the car and running a successful event wouldn’t be possible without their partners.
“Despite the weather, it went very smoothly, and we were at a new location this year with lots of extra parking down at the Lindsay Thurber track,” she said.
Nichols said the event raised around $20,000 for The Mustard Seed Red Deer.
“To feed the kids, that’s the number one thing. We want to make sure all those kids don’t go hungry, and that they develop.”
Executive Director Byron Bradley says the money raised for the Seed’s school lunch program is a testament to how much the community cares about what his organization is doing.
“We still feel like we’re learning a lot about the community, about Red Deer and the needs across central Alberta. There are some great partnerships that are beginning and we have some great things that we’re looking forward to to care for people.”
This article was written by Josh Hall, and was originally published on rdnewsnow.com on May 19th, 2017