CCSD high schools raised more than $145,000 this year selling $5 raffle tickets for a chance to win a 2021 Jeep Wrangler, donated by Shottenkirk Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram dealership in Canton. Schools sold more than 29,000 tickets to hopeful future Jeep owners, and last night Lynn Cole of Ball Ground was the lucky winner!
Shottenkirk General Manager David Booth invited CCSD high school athletic directors, along with Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian V. Hightower and School Board Chair Kyla Cromer to the dealership showroom for the drawing.
"This year has been a year of challenge for everyone, and I think the teachers and students have all risen to that challenge," said Booth. "All the schools did such a great job."
Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian V. Hightower thanks Shottenkirk Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram General Manager David Booth for his continued support of Cherokee County schools. The dealership has raised/donated more than $1 million for CCSD schools.
Shottenkirk has been donating a Jeep Wrangler for the raffle the last four years to raise money for athletics and fine arts programs. All of the proceeds of the raffle sales go directly to the schools; River Ridge HS sold the most tickets this year of the six high schools-- 6,923, raising more than $34,000 for its programs.
"It's a privilege to be a part of Shottenkirk Cares," said Superintendent Dr. Brian V. Hightower. "We appreciate you and this great partnership."
School Board Chair Kyla Cromer, who was tasked with drawing the winning ticket from a large acrylic drum, added her thanks on behalf of the Cherokee County Board of Education.
School Board Chair Kyla Cromer expresses her appreciation for the support of the county's public schools as she prepares to draw the winning ticket.
"On behalf of the entire School Board, we really do appreciate all that you do for us, David, and for all of our kids, teachers, athletics and other programs," Ms. Cromer said.
In addition to donating a new vehicle for the annual fundraiser raffle, Shottenkirk also provides the CCSD Teacher of the Year with a one-year lease on the vehicle of their choice. In all, Shottenkirk Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram has raised or donated more than $1 million for CCSD schools.
from left, CCSD School Superintendent Dr. Brian V. Hightower, CCSD Chief of Staff Mike McGowan, School Board Chair Kyla Cromer, CCSD Chief Operations Officer Dr. Debra Murdock, Sequoyah HS Principal Bob Van Alstyne, CCSD Supervisor of Athletics Tonya Sebring, Woodstock HS Athletic Director Chris Bennett, River Ridge HS Athletic Director David Dwyer, Cherokee HS Athletic Director Jeremy Adams, Etowah HS Athletic Director Ken Nix, and Creekview HS Athletic Director Chuck Wilson.