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Dillon man wins Subaru in Rotary raffle over weekend

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Special to the Daily Summit County Rotary's Steve Levine (left) hands over the keys to Peter Pinson of Dillon, who won the car in a raffle.

SUMMIT COUNTY – With 6,000 tickets sold, Summit County Rotary’s car raffle efforts were celebrated Saturday with a winner. Dillon’s Peter Pinson came out on top.

Pinson was awarded the keys to a 2010 Subaru Forester Monday. Raffle organizer Steve Levine said Pinson purchased four raffle tickets. The Colorado native works in Silverthorne, and is originally from Grand Junction. Levine said Pinson recently had his own car break down, so the timing was perfect.

With a sold-out raffle effort, Levine also noted the fundraising effort was “absolutely a success.”

The winning ticket was drawn and announced at the Dillon BBQ Saturday. Tickets were purchased for $10 each at Vista Subaru, or from local Rotarians.

“We hit our goals,” Levine said. “We did much better than many expected.”

According to Levine, 1,000 more raffle tickets were sold than in 2009, and this year’s raffle net was more than $27,000.

“We’re so thrilled,” said raffle co-chair Deb Hage. “It’s the highest profit we’ve ever made off a car, which allows us to pass more money on to worthwhile organizations in Summit County and internationally.”

Hage said money raised will go towards funding the weekly community dinner in Silverthorne, literacy programs, the annual 9Health Fair, student scholarships, packages sent to troops overseas, foreign exchange students and dictionaries for local third graders. Internationally, the raffle will fund orphanages and water projects.

“We do this for a reason,” Hage said. “It’s just phenomenal the support we get from the community.”

SDN reporter Caitlin Row can be reached at (970) 668-4633 or at crow@summitdaily.com.

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