2017 Ford Mustang GT Raffle Made Possible by Athens Ford Partnership

By Katharine Manroe

As many of you know, this summer ESP partnered with Athens Ford to raffle off a brand new 2017 Ford Mustang GT! All proceeds from the raffle were put towards bringing the ESP summer camp experience to even more individuals. Each raffle ticket that was purchased put ESP one step closer to providing the summer of a lifetime to another person – whether it be going swimming at Legion Pool with new friends, experiencing Camp Twin Lakes for the first time, or singing camp songs together in the morning at flag. While ESP currently serves over 300 families in 26 counties, we are always striving to serve more individuals and grow the ESP family.

That being said, all this wouldn’t even be possible without Athens Ford. We are so grateful for the continuing support of our partners that help make the magic of ESP possible. Beyond providing the car, our friends at Athens Ford helped promote the raffle and sell raffle tickets to help support ESP. Without the generosity and support of our partners, ESP would not be able to reach as many individuals or provide as many services as we can today. Without this support, we would not be able to hold as many weeks of summer day camp, offer as many classes during 360, or serve as many individuals year-round.

Of course, the outpouring of love and support from our community has been so incredible throughout this entire experience. We sincerely thank every person who volunteered to sell raffle tickets or purchased a ticket to support ESP. The love that is so readily given by our community is absolutely breathtaking. What may seem like a simple act of support of ESP – asking a friend to buy a raffle ticket or attending a percentage night – becomes so much more at ESP. Those acts of support are transformed into making a new camper smile and build friendships or campers conquering their fears by going swimming for the first time. These moments that make ESP so special wouldn’t be possible without the continuing support of our partners and community. Thank you to all that made this raffle such a huge success!

Congratulations to Larry Gill for winning the Ford Mustang GT! A huge thank you to Athens Ford for making this raffle possible!

Katharine Manroe
About The Author

Katharine Manroe

Katharine is a communications intern with Extra Special People and a student at UGA!