A new fundraising record was set as a Reher-Morrison race engine was raffled off to raise money for the Victory Junction Gang Camp
A record amount of fundraising for the Victory Junction Gang Camp took place in Machinery Row, where a Reher-Morrison race engine was raffled off in the popular Engine Charity Sweepstakes.
Organized by Sunnen Products and PRI, raffle tickets could be purchased for the Engine Charity Sweepstakes in Machinery Row, with proceeds going to the Victory Junction charity, a race-themed camp for children with chronic illnesses, started by Kyle and Pattie Petty in honor of their son, Adam.
On Saturday, December 3, the race engine built by Reher-Morrison Racing Engines, Arlington, Texas, was given away to one lucky winner.
“It’s a Dart block, a short deck 9.8” big block, 4.625” bore, 4.375” stroke, Manley rods, Ross pistons, Edelbrock manifold. It makes 1200 horsepower and 860 ft-lbs torque and is worth $26,500,” explained Johnny Claridge of Reher-Morrison.
Other companies that donated parts for the engine include Akerly & Childs, ARP, ATI, BHJ, Billet Fabrication, Bruce Lowrie GMC, Cometic, CV Products, Erson, Fel Pro, Full Bore, Gary Williams, Isky, JE Pistons, Jesel, Lokar, Mallory, Manton, Midwest Engineering, Milodon, Moroso, Mr. Gasket, MSD, NGK, O’Reilly’s, PAC Springs, Pioneer, Pro Filer, RMRE, Star Machine, T&D Machine, Trend Performance, Total Seal, US Seal, VP Fuels and XRP.
“The response for this was just incredible. The minute we were on board, people were calling us who we don’t even do business with wanting to be involved, and we were luckily able to involve several companies,” Claridge explained.
The winning ticket, picked by David Reher, belonged to Jim Hughes from Hughes Performance in Phoenix, Arizona.
Bob Davis, of Sunnen, announced a new record for fundraising. “I am excited to announce that the grand total of donations for the 2011 PRI/Sunnen Charity Engine Sweepstakes is $31,590.00, making it by far the most we have ever collected,” he said.
Reher-Morrison would like to thank everyone involved in the success of the 2011 PRI/Sunnen Charity Engine Sweepstakes. We are so excited that almost $32,000.00 was raised for Victory Junction!
None of this could have been achieved without the dedication and hard work of everyone involved. From the manufacturers that donated parts to those at Sunnen and PRI for their commitment to such a successful project .
It was a pleasure to work with all of you and we look forward to doing it again in 2012!
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