TORONTO, March 13, 2012 – Building on a successful marketing sponsorship for six years by Lexus Canada, the 23ndannual Dragon Ball presented a 2012 Lexus CT 200h as the Raffle Grand Prize to its winner today.
The new Lexus CT 200h, a luxurious hybrid compact valued at more than $37,000 including taxes, was awarded to winner Christopher and Nancy Yen, who purchased the winning raffle ticket from over 10,000 that were on sale earlier this year..
“The Dragon Ball’s grand raffle has always been an important part of the gala,” said Michael Yap, Vice President of Yee Hong Foundation. “Every dollar raised from the raffle will help support programs and services at Yee Hong.”
Joining Mr. Yap in the presentation ceremony was Helen Lu, member of Yee Hong Foundation Board of Directors, who has been a long-standing champion for driving raffle sales for the gala. She said, “The Grand Raffle has a special meaning attached to it, as it draws on community-wide support and participation in the quintessential fundraising event,”
Larry Hutchinson, Senior Executive Director of Lexus Canada, says, “Lexus Canada and eight GTA Lexus Dealerships are proud to support the Dragon Ball, knowing the proceeds will benefit Yee Hong residents. We are also proud to deliver the fun-to-drive, fuel efficient CT 200h, the world’s first luxury sportback hybrid, to the grand prize winner of this year’s Dragon Ball Raffle.”
The 2012 Dragon Ball Raffle offered four grand prizes. Other grand raffle prizes include a 7-night Caribbean cruise package for two, courtesy of Tour East Holidays and Air Canada; 18K White Gold set 21 Round Diamond with Top Clasp in Icy Green Jade; and an Antique Wood Carving coated with 18K Gold.
About Yee Hong
Yee Hong is Ontario’s largest non-profit long-term care provider. We serve 15,000 seniors and their families across the GTA each year. Our waiting list is Ontario’s longest with over 3,000 people in line with a current wait of nine years. Our fundamental belief is that all seniors should have access to the quality of care they deserve, the quality they have earned. That quality includes cultural and spiritual aspects alongside the physical. Currently many of our community based programs, especially for those who are on our various waiting lists, are unfunded and require Yee Hong’s own resources.
About Lexus Canada
Lexus in Canada is the exclusive Canadian distributor of Lexus luxury cars and sport utility vehicles through a sales and service network of 35 dealers across Canada. With 13 Lexus models on the road today, five of them being hybrids, Lexus has the largest luxury hybrid lineup; allowing guests a choice in a large range of luxury vehicle segments. In the 2011 J.D. Power and Associates Initial Quality Study (IQS), Lexus won the most segment awards, four in total, of any nameplate. For more information about Lexus products, and Lexus’ pursuit of perfection, visit www.media.lexus.ca.