Last year’s Norton Children’s Hospital Home & BMW Raffle early prize winner supports the cause

Couple entered again with an eye on the grand prize.

When Anthony Manni won the technology package in the September early prize drawing as part of the 2019 Norton Children’s Hospital Home & BMW Raffle, it seemed meant to be.

Anthony — who won an Apple iPad and a Microsoft Surface Pro — is an instructor of computer information systems at the University of Louisville College of Business.

“I was absolutely surprised when they called,” he said.

According to Anthony, he’s always enjoyed technology and worked in information technology for UPS before he retired and began teaching. Both devices are very cool, according to Anthony, and he has especially enjoyed the Microsoft Surface Pro. He opted to share his winnings and gave the iPad to his daughter.

“She loves it,” he said.

Anthony and his wife attend St. Bernadette Catholic Church in Prospect on the edge of Norton Commons, where the raffle homes have been constructed each year since 2011. Anthony and his wife have watched the area develop and enjoy talking about what they might do with the home if they win the grand prize this year.

“The prizes are nice, and everyone likes to win — but the basis of the cause, Norton Children’s Hospital Foundation, is worthwhile and excellent, so let’s support it,” he said.

Norton Children’s Hospital Home & BMW Raffle

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How to enter for monthly prize drawings

Purchase your tickets at by Sept. 10, 2020, to be entered to win in the four remaining drawings, including the September prize drawing for a technology package that includes a Microsoft Surface Pro and an Apple iPad.

You also will be entered in the October early prize drawing for groceries for a year for tickets purchased by Oct. 10, 2020.

Every ticket purchase includes the chance to win the grand prize drawing for a new home in Norton Commons — built by Ramage Company and valued at more than $750,000 — and the first prize drawing for a new BMW X3 from BMW of Louisville plus $10,000 cash.

The first and grand prize drawings will take place Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020, during the Snow Ball gala. Raffle tickets are $100 each, and only 12,000 will be sold. You need not be present to win any of the drawings.

Making a difference

You can feel good that your ticket purchase is making a difference for the more than 185,000 children who need Norton Children’s each year. This raffle, through the Norton Children’s Hospital Foundation, allows our caregivers to provide care to children — no matter their illness or injury, by providing important funding for programs, equipment, facilities, research, advocacy and education. Kentucky’s only full-service, free-standing children’s hospital and its sister facilities rely on your support now, more than ever.

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