September 1, 2016
Dear Supporter of the YMCA Harley-Davidson Bike/Cash Raffle,
It is with much regret that I write to tell you that ticket sales for the Harley-Davidson Bike/$10,000 cash option giveaway have not met our expectations. As a result, the YMCA must exercise its right to modify the raffle according to the stated rules. We appreciate your support of the Y through the purchasing of a ticket/tickets and hope you understand our situation and will continue to support our causes.
Much work has been done to make this raffle a success, as it is a key fund raising event that supports the charitability of our YMCA. Our Open Doors Program, funded through events like this, have supported our veterans returning from war with brain injuries, provided opportunities for youth, adults, families, the aging and vulnerable populations, who could not have otherwise benefited from programs and services offered at the YMCA. We don’t want to let these folks down by not having the necessary funds to support these essential programs.
As a result, we have decided to modify the raffle by eliminating the grand prize which was the Harley-Davidson Street Glide and award the $10,000 cash option prize to the lucky winner. We will continue to sell the original number of tickets advertised, which was 3000 tickets. The date for the drawing will be December 1, 2016 at 3:00 PM at the YMCA.
It is our hope that you will continue to support the Y and the hundreds of people who benefit from money raised for our Open Doors Program and other vital programs by keeping your ticket in the drawing for the $10,000 prize. We do want to honor our commitment to you as well so we are providing you the opportunity to remove your ticket from the raffle drawing and receive a refund for the total number of tickets you wish to have removed.
Greater Johnstown Community YMCA Raffle Refund
100 Haynes Street
Johnstown, PA 15901
On behalf of the YMCA Board of Directors and staff, I would like to thank you for supporting the YMCA and for understanding our need to modify the raffle.
Sharon L. Jones
Thank you to all our runners, sponsors, volunteers, & supporters over the last 40 years for your engagement with the Greater Johnstown Community YMCA Marathon, Half-Marathon, 10K, & 5K.
While it has been a great tradition, we would like to inform you that the races will not be held in 2016.
We appreciate your involvement over the years and want to let you know that we are always striving to improve our YMCA programs, services, events and more!
During the next year we will look for ways to revitalize this great tradition.
To find out more about the Greater Johnstown Community YMCA and how you can continue to help us support our community, or reap the benefits of memberships and the 100+ programs and services we offer each week, please check out our website at johnstownpaymca.org.