2021 Helping Seniors Car Raffle Winner David Odahowski with Brian Myers (Boniface Hiers Kia)
DODGE V CHEVY CHALLENGE
2 of the most Popular Muscle Cars of all time are available to you to pick from in the Helping Seniors Car Raffle fundraiser! The ever popular Dodge Challenger and the sought after Chevrolet Camaro each have their own set of fans who will back their muscle car all the way! Just for fun, we invited Helping Seniors volunteers to choose up sides and “Bring it On” in the Dodge v Chevy Challenge.
Team Chevy (Ashleigh Caswell, Hibiscus Court Assisted Living, and Rikki Montgomery, Seniors Helping Seniors), and their Crew Chief Eric Swist, of Boniface Hiers Chevrolet, go toe-to-toe (well, tire-to-tire!) with Team Dodge (Jennifer Helin, Seniors Helping Seniors, and Charisse Durham, Hibiscus Court Assisted Living), and their Crew Chief Darren Davis, of Boniface Hiers Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram.
They filmed their excursion on the grounds of Mark Pieloch’s beautiful American Muscle Car Museum. Great cars and great fun ensued!
Special Appreciation to our 2021 Helping Seniors Car Raffle Key Sponsor:
THE 2021 HELPING SENIORS CAR RAFFLE GRAND DRAWING
Thank you for supporting the 2021 Helping Seniors Car Raffle – this is our 10th year of operating the County’s Senior Information Helpline and, now, our 5th Annual Helping Seniors Car Raffle, where we thank you, in advance, for supporting our work on behalf of the more than 283,698 persons 50+ living in Brevard County Florida.
Congratulations David Odahowski, the winner in the 5th Annual Helping Seniors Car Raffle! Stay tuned … we’ll find out which car he chooses! Thank you to everyone who donated to help us go into our 11th year of service to Seniors in Brevard County. We are so appreciative that YOU are Helping Seniors!
The Helping Seniors Car Raffle Grand Drawing event took place:
Date: Saturday, October 9th, 2021.
Location: The American Muscle Car Museum – Melbourne, FL
We are so appreciative of American Muscle Car Museum Owner Mark Pieloch and A.J. Hiers, of Boniface-Hiers Automotive – for their help over the years in supporting the work of Helping Seniors through the Helping Seniors Car Raffle!
Each Helping Seniors Car Raffle Ticket offers you three benefits: (1) A chance to win one of the beautiful new 2021 cars in the Helping Seniors Car Raffle; (2) An “Admit One” to American Muscle Car Museum Grand Drawing on the night of the event; and (3) knowing your contribution is very important to the Helping Seniors of Brevard non-profit organization.
Our service as a non-profit organization is dedicated to operating the county’s Senior Information Helpline. We are beginning our 11th year of service providing outbound information services to Seniors in Brevard through print, TV, and radio. Our Senior Information Helpline (321-473-7770) is open to provide support and information to Seniors and their families in our area.
In addition, our Radio and TV broadcasts reach thousands weekly, as do our print and digital outbound information efforts. Our team also provides Helping Seniors Updates information service via Social Media each week with information specifically designed to assist Brevard County residents.
We thank you for your continued trust and support of Helping Seniors of Brevard – we all can agree we need to really look after our Seniors and ensure their protection and safety at all times. Thank you for your interest and support in Helping Seniors of Brevard!
Helping Seniors, the 501(c)(3) non-profit that operates Brevard County’s Senior Information Helpline, has helped more than 4000 families, free of charge, to date, celebrates the Helping Seniors Car Raffle Grand Drawing at the American Muscle Car Museum in Melbourne, Florida.
As you probably know, this museum is NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC but owner Mark Pieloch has generously opened his doors to host the Grand Drawing event every year since the Museum has been open for the Helping Seniors Great Car Raffle Grand Drawing.
Thank you for helping us in the Helping Seniors Car Raffle with our purpose to assist Helping Seniors of Brevard in funding its service efforts to serve the more than 280,000 persons 50+ who reside in our county!
From the Desk of our Founder/President Joe Steckler:
“As I approach my 32nd year of fundraising for non profits subsequent to my 38 year military career, I want all to know how much your support is appreciated. This year we had a selection of 4 new 2021 cars from which to choose – a Chevrolet Camaro, Mazda Miata convertible, Kia Sportage and a Dodge Challenger. Keep up to date on all details on HelpingSeniorsofBrevard.org. Please tell your friends and join us in supporting this organization to help people. This is a volunteer effort and I assure you I will keep each supporter in my prayers.” – Joe
All proceeds fund the work of Helping Seniors of Brevard Inc., a 501(c)(3) Florida not-for-profit dedicated to serving Brevard County seniors via our no-cost Senior Information Helpline, our Senior Information media outreach, and our Senior Advocacy programs.
The Story behind the Helping Seniors Car Raffle
En·dorse·ment (n) an act of giving one’s public approval or support to someone or something.
Helping Seniors President/Founder Joe Steckler paid a call on A.J. Hiers, of the Boniface-Hiers Automotive Group, in early 2017. AJ had helped Joe in the past when Joe was busy with his work with the Alzheimer’s Foundation and Joe had wanted to talk about a car to follow-up on the Helping Seniors 2016 successful “Win the Jaguar” raffle fundraiser. (The “Win the Jaguar” Raffle Car, by the way, was donated to Helping Seniors by an individual who wanted to help support the vision of Helping Seniors).
AJ showed Joe a beautifully restored 1951 Ford Victoria – a look-alike to the one Robert Mitchum drove in the classic movie “Thunder Road.” – in AJ’s private collection. “An absolutely beautiful car,” Joe told AJ, “but we haven’t got that kind of money.” AJ said, “Joe, you can afford that car!” Joe asked him how that could be possible. AJ’s answer: “You can afford it, because I am giving it to you!”
As they talked further, AJ told Joe that he believed in the work that Joe was doing with Helping Seniors and wanted to find a way to help ensure the work of Helping Seniors can keep going and growing. “Joe,” he said, “Take this car and use it to make as much money as you possibly can to help in the good work that you are doing.” And, with AJ’s ringing endorsement, they kicked-off 2017’s Helping Seniors “Win the Classic” Car Raffle fund-raising effort which culminated with February 10th 2018 Grand Prize drawing at the American Muscle Car Museum in Melbourne Florida with James Lawler, of Satellite Beach FL, as the fortunate winner.
The 2018-2019 Helping Seniors Car Raffle featured the opportunity for the Grand Prize winner to select their choice of a new 2019 Dodge Challenger, Mazda Convertible or Dodge Truck. Karen Leigh Hoodless, of Melbourne FL, was at the Grand Prize Drawing at the American Muscle Car Museum on April 29th 2019, and drove home in her choice of the 3 cars – the Dodge Challenger! In fact, she selected the very model that was on display at the American Muscle Car Museum that night!
The 2020 Helping Seniors Car Raffle offered up Winner’s Choice of a 2021 Chevrolet Camaro, 2021 Dodge Challenger, 2021 Mazda Miata convertible or a 2021 Kia Sportage. Troy Darling, of Indialantic FL, won the Car Raffle and chose a beautiful 2020 Chevrolet Camaro.
This year, Helping Seniors President Joe Steckler and Car Dealer A.J. Hiers stepped it all up even further with brand new 2021 cars – offering the winner the choice of a 2021 Chevrolet Camaro, a 2021 Mazda Miata Convertible, a 2021 Kia Sportage, or a 2021 Dodge Challenger!
Congratulations David Odahowski, the winner in the 5th Annual Helping Seniors Car Raffle! Thank you to everyone who donated to help us go into our 11th year of service to Seniors in Brevard County. We are so appreciative that YOU are Helping Seniors!
Click the Poster for the Helping Seniors Car Raffle Mini-Poster PDF