The 2017 Harley Raffle Winners Are
Road Glide Special
Mr. Pollard called our Executive Director back from the Costco parking lot! He said “You’re Kidding me” when Mike Patch told him. He then told our Director a story about having bought tickets for 7 or 8 years now, ever since he had to give up his “good” bike after a fight with cancer. He has been riding around on an old “beater” and is looking forward to a NICE ride again. He even put me on speaker phone so I could give him the news a second time so his wife could hear. However, since they were in a parking lot and a little overwhelmed by the news, he also asked for a chance to make up his mind on the bikes. Congratulations Michael!
Heritage Softail Classic
Mr. Richardson said, says "we have been doing this for years! This is great"
Mike Patch reached Dana at home. Ms. Gunn realized immediately when she saw his call “where” and “why” he was calling, so when he asked how she was today, she said “I’m FANTASTIC”. Dana was excited and anxious to tell her husband that she WON, as soon as he gets home. She said it was ironic that she “had to move away to win.” She is a Farmington native, born and raised here, but moved away three years ago.
Low Rider S
Ben and his brother came down on 5/31 and picked up his new ride.
Ben has been purchasing raffle tickets for years. Thanks Ben!
On behalf of Aztec Boys & Girls Club – THANK YOU!
Much of the Four Corners motorcycle community came out Saturday to help the Aztec Boys & Girls Club. The 18th Annual Harley Davidson Raffle wrapped up at the 550 Brewing Taproom & Beer Garden in downtown Aztec. Over a hundred people came for music, fun, food and suds… and to wish for their ticket to be pulled!
The Raffle, which began in January, already saw a 2017 Street Glide Special go to Early Bird Winner David Gudgel. His ticket, number 734, was pulled as soon as we hit 1500 tickets sold.
On Saturday, Kirk James Blues Band kicked things off at noon, with good tunes throughout the afternoon, only punctuated by announcements and drawings for mini-raffles. The mini-raffles gave the audience a $5 or $10 chance at winning actual tickets for the bikes.
Also at Noon, ticket sales by phone and online shut down, giving us a chance to print, cut and get all the tickets to the event.
Meanwhile, at the Beer Garden in downtown Aztec, the music played, Bryan BBQ dished out grub, 550 Brewing poured suds and we sold tickets while giving away others in mini-raffles. Finally, just after 3 PM, the tumbler began to spin. The first name drawn- Michael Pollard! Mike Pollard of Erie, CO would later select the Road Glide Special. Mr. Pollard’s winning ticket was number 1404.
Then, ticket number 707 was drawn. Ticket Holder David Richardson of Colfax, WA would select the Heritage Classic. He is planning a trip this weekend to get his bike!
The third ticket drawn, number 366, belonged to Dana Gunn of Buckeye, AZ. Dana was born and raised in Farmington, and only moved away three years ago. Now she gets to come back and claim the beautiful 2017 Fatboy!
Finally, ticket number 964 was drawn from the barrel and Mr. Ben Davis of Hudson, CO called to notify him of his good fortune in being selected winner of the Lowrider S. Mr. Davis wasted no time coming down to claim that bike, as he and his brother swept into town Wednesday to load it up!
Congratulations to all of our winners and THANK YOU to everyone who bought a ticket. Your efforts support so many children, so many activities that a few words are not enough. Please know we appreciate it and wish everyone who gave could ride away on a dream bike!
While enough good things cannot be said about our supporters, please know this has been a difficult year for the Club, with cuts from both government agencies and private grants. Harley Raffle ticket sales were slow to start and were never able to catch up, putting us in some strained circumstances.
However, due to the generosity of a local business, we may be able to offer another effort shortly to offer YOU another great chance to win. Hot on the heels of the 18th Annual Harley Raffle, we are still looking at the best way to put this kind offer and all the support you and all our friends give each year to best use. Keep watching www.aztecbg-club.com for an announcement, SOON!
Good luck in all your future endeavor
The Winner of the Early Bird Drawing is ...
Ticket Number 734
2017 Street Glide Special
Mr. Gudgel said "You're kidding me, you're kidding me, you are kidding me!"
and then "Awesome, you made my day."
Congratulations to Mr. Gudgel!!!