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John Boukemp wins ‘fully loaded’ Hyundai Tucson

- In TAG/Cedar International School scholarship car raffle
The new Hyundai Tucson on display at the raffle draw on October 14, 2016 at Captain Mulligan's, Nanny Cay. Photo: VINO
Representatives of Tortola Auto Group (TAG) doing the raffle draw. Photo: VINO
Representatives of Tortola Auto Group (TAG) doing the raffle draw. Photo: VINO
Some of the persons that witnessed the car raffle draw at Captain Mulligan's, Tortola last evening, October 14, 2016. Photo: VINO
Some of the persons that witnessed the car raffle draw at Captain Mulligan's, Tortola last evening, October 14, 2016. Photo: VINO
Some of the persons that witnessed the car raffle draw at Captain Mulligan's, Tortola last evening, October 14, 2016. Photo: VINO
Some of the persons that witnessed the car raffle draw at Captain Mulligan's, Tortola last evening, October 14, 2016. Photo: VINO
The winning ticket! Photo: VINO
The winning ticket! Photo: VINO
NANNY CAY, Tortola, VI- It was a win-win situation for both John Boukemp and the Cedar International School’s BVI Scholarship Fund, when the sleek, fully loaded Hyundai Tucson “with all the bells and whistles on” was raffled on the grounds of the famous Captain Mulligan’s in Nanny Cay, Tortola last night, Friday October 14, 2016.

Marketing and Communications Representative of Cedar International School, Justin C. Moul told this news site that the raffle was to raise funds for the BVI Scholarship Fund that begun in 2013 since the school noted that there were many students who could not afford to attend their educational facility due to financial constraints.

“So we started the BVI Scholarship fund and that fund bridges that gap to open up the doors so we can get more people from the community who want the opportunity to be at Cedar,” he said.

At present, there are 18 scholarship students benefitting from the scholarship programme.

The school partnered with the Tortola Auto Group (TAG), Nagico Insurances and KPMG to make the fundraiser possible and Captain Mulligan’s facilitated the draw.

Raffle took longer than expected

Due to the many other cars being raffled, the school experienced a little longer time to have the tickets sold, Moul informed.

“…But we are glad that now we raised the funds and the winner they got a great car and the funds are going to help open up the access to the school.”

This is the very first car being raffled for the sole reason of the fund. Last year the school reported that another jeep raffle was also successful.

No contact and address on winning ticket

When the winning ticket was pulled out, there was only a name without any contact number or address, and many persons from the packed crowd hollered that someone else should be picked instead.

However, that did not happen, and Moul explained just why.

“They may not have filled out the ticket properly but it wouldn’t really be fair to whoever that is who probably bought several tickets. On the official record, they are the winner.”

According to him, the school will be making contact with the winner through the reconciliation sheet that they had to fill out, and the contact information will be there.

Close to one thousand tickets were printed and most were sold at $50.

If the winner prefers, he can return the vehicle to TAG for $25,000 on Monday morning.

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