Raffle Winner Announced

Pearland family wins Friendswood ISD Education Foundation Raffle
 
A family in Pearland is all smiles as they plan weekends with their new Kawasaki 4×4 vehicle they won from theFriendswood ISD Education Foundation raffle. Diane Leaverton was the name drawnat the Moonlight Masquerade gala Feb. 15 at The Houstonian.
The winning ticket of Leaverton’s was sold to her by Sky Lyn Gibbons, director on the FISD EF board. The two are church friends.
When Gibbons called the night ofthe gala to say Leaverton won, she could hardly believe the news.
“When I called, she said, “Its still so hard to believe. I never win anything,” Gibbons said. “She can’t say that anymore.”
The Leaverton’s have two children,a tween and teen. The 12 year old tween is already excited and says the wants to learn to drive using the Kawasaki. Since the family has acreage in Pearland,they can use the vehicle all the time without trailering it.
They also plan to take it occasionally to other properties for weekend fun.
According to husband/dad Mike Leaverton, the family was very happy that the proceeds from the raffle were going to support a non-profit organization with an educational mission.
            The Foundation has provided grants each year for teachers, campuses and district-wide programs and has created and grown an endowment fund to assure sustainability. The Foundation board set a 2013/14 goal of reaching a $1 million total for its endowment fund and to assure that Adopt-a-Grants would reach $1 million in total distribution during this school year. Purchase of raffle tickets  helped make the THANKS A MILLION! THANKS A MILLION! campaign a success.
            The Foundation worked with Shannon Tracy from UV Country in Alvin to obtain the mule for the raffle.
 
 
 
 
 
The fundraising gala committee of the Friendswood ISD Education Foundation organized a field trip to UVC Powersports during their regularly scheduled monthly meeting in order to view the Kawasaki 4×4 vehicle they have purchased for an annual fundraising raffle.
 
The committee sent out RFP’s to local area ATV dealers in order to secure bids for a vehicle to be raffled and the winner selected at its annual gala in February.  Proceeds from the raffle will support the foundation’s mission:
To help students pursue unlimited potential; to support teachers for innovative and exemplary teaching; and to engage the community in assuringquality education for the leaders of tomorrow.
 
Shannon Tracy, president of UVC Powersports and a Friendswood district supporter, hosted the board, provided refreshments, led a tour of the facility, and gave a brief talk about their products and services. A float with the Kawasaki will be driven in the annuallighted Christmas parade hosted by the Friendswood Chamber of Commerce.
 
The Foundation has provided grants each year for teachers, campuses and district-wide programs and has created and grown an endowment fund to assure sustainability. The Foundation board set a 2013/14 goal of reaching a $1 million total for its endowment fundand to assure that Adopt-a-Grants would reach $1 million in total distribution during this school year. Purchase of raffle tickets  helped make the THANKS A MILLION! THANKS A MILLION! campaign a success.