LEXINGTON, Ky. (Feb. 16, 2022) — Lexus for the Little Ones, organized by the MAP Foundation, is proud to announce its ninth annual raffle that raises funds for children's charities throughout Kentucky. Over the last eight years, the Lexus for the Little Ones raffle has contributed more than $710,000 to Kentucky’s Little Ones. Specifically, $300,000 to the Kentucky Children's Hospital for the renovation of the pediatric oncology Ocean Pod; $225,000 for increased Integrated Medicine & Health Services focused on pediatric patients and families, plus $25,000 for COVID-19; and over $160,000 to the Woodhill Community Center.
“We have been blessed with amazing partnerships with UK HealthCare and Woodhill Community Center and continue to be blown away by how our community works together to give back to those in need. It is always a humbling experience and one that we are passionate about continuing for years to come,” said Rick Avare, dealer principal, Lexus of Lexington and co-founder of the MAP Foundation.
The winner of this year’s Lexus for the Little Ones Raffle will take home a brand new 2022 Lexus ES 350 in the color of their choice; however, due to manufacturing supply shortages being experienced throughout the country, if this specific model is not available at the time of the drawing, the winner will have the option to wait for a new one to arrive or select another Lexus vehicle of equal or lesser value. Tickets are $100 each, and a maximum of 2,000 tickets will be sold.
Raffle tickets may be purchased exclusively online here from MAP Foundation. The winning ticket will be drawn on Sunday, March 20, 2022, at 4 p.m. eastern time. The drawing will be held on Lexus of Lexington’s Facebook Live and viewable by the public.
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