Raffle winner drives away in new car

From left, Chad Phillipps, brand manager for Mercedes Benz-Car City Ltd., Benzarama winner Luis Farez, Lion President Ewan Jacques and Lions Ian Callow and Anthony Ritch

Luis Farez won a new Mercedes-Benz in the Lions Club of Grand Cayman’s Benzarama 2016 raffle fundraiser.

The drawing took place at the campaign’s finale on June 25 at the Lions Community Centre, featuring music by local DJ Super C and the Regeneration Band.

Mr. Farez said he has supported many service clubs and community organizations in Cayman for the 25 years he has lived here, but he never thought he would win something like this.

He thanked the Lions Club of Grand Cayman and promised to continue his support. Phyllis Moxam sold the winning ticket.

Second-place prize of $1,000 went to Natalia McCoy, and third-place prize of $500 went to Peter Davey.

“This fundraiser was a major success due to the hard work by the members of the Lions Club of Grand Cayman, but it would not have been possible without the generous support from the public,” said Lion President Ewan Jacques, who also thanked the campaign’s sponsors.

“We now look forward to using the funds raised to tackle a number of housing outreach projects,” he said.