David Roefaro of Utica, NY is the winner of the Christian Brothers Academy 25th Annual Corvette Raffle, sponsored by Sun Chevrolet and bannerenvy.net.
Roefaro’s name was drawn by President Br. Joseph Jozwiak, FSC in front of students, faculty members and staff during a winter sports assembly in the John Lynch Gymnasium on Friday, Jan. 15. Also on hand were Todd Caputo of Sun Chevrolet, Mike Barker of bannerenvy.net; and volunteers.
Proceeds from the raffle help to benefit the Financial Aid and Scholarship programs at CBA.
“This is our silver anniversary and it has been a record year for us,” Brother Jozwiak said. “People not only in New York State and Central New York support this raffle, but from all over the country. For that, we are so grateful.
“Since we began this raffle twenty-five years ago, $4 million dollars has been raised to help provide tuition to students in need,” Brother Jozwiak added. “We thank everyone for their continued support throughout the years.”
Roefaro’s winning ticket number was 189119. He can choose between the 2015 Silver Corvette Convertible Stingray or the $35,000. Brother Jozwiak contacted Roefaro by phone to tell him that he was the winner.
“I’m overwhelmed and shocked,” Roefaro, the former Mayor of Utica said. “I have been buying tickets for years. Every time I went to the mall, I would buy a couple of more. I have always supported this raffle because I love everything about CBA and the good work that they do.”
The second prize winner of $1,000 was Reid Pierce of Deferiet, NY (ticket number 028351). Winning third prize, which was $500, was Tom Gefell of Rochester, NY (ticket number 122728).
“The corvette raffle is one of CBA’s major fundraising events and something our school community looks forward to each year,” said Annemarie Mosley, Associate Director of Special Events and Programs. “It is a vital part of sustaining the outstanding programs and facilities we offer our students at CBA . We thank all of those who supported this year’s corvette raffle, especially our parent volunteers, and we congratulate David Roefaro, this year’s winner.”