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Mustang Mania Winner Sarah Votaw Just Wanted to Wear Jeans
Thursday, December 7, 2017 7:00 AM

Sarah Votaw with Mustang and checkLittle did Sarah Votaw know that on Oct. 31, via Facebook Live, her name would be picked for the 2017 Ford Mustang. Votaw bought a Mustang Mania raffle ticket for the opportunity to wear jeans for a month. Art Hornell, CEO of The People’s FCU and vice chair of the Cornerstone Credit Union Foundation Board of Trustees, offered the incentive of wearing jeans to all of his employees who purchased a Mustang Mania ticket.

When the Foundation reached Sarah by phone, she was understandably shocked and overjoyed.

“This is the best Halloween ever, so glad I like to wear jeans," said Votaw, laughing. "I never expected to win but was thrilled to support the Foundation. Art made it easy to support Mustang Mania by paying out the $100 ticket over four pay periods and adding the opportunity to wear the jeans. I had even forgotten about the ticket purchased over the summer.”

"I really wanted the car, but with three children and a family of five, I made the decision to take the cash value," Votaw explained. "Mustang Mania was a win-win for my family and for the Foundation to be able to raise much-needed funds. I most definitely recommend future participation in the Foundation’s annual raffle.”

Congratulations to Sarah Votaw, and best wishes to her and her family who will be sharing in the winnings. The Cornerstone Foundation extends huge thanks to everyone who bought a Mustang Mania ticket. You are all winners.

All net proceeds raised from the tickets go back to the staff, credit unions, and chapters of the Cornerstone region to carry out the Foundation’s three primary initiatives: financial capability, credit union development, and disaster relief for credit union staff and volunteers when disaster strikes.