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United Way Centennial Campaign Chair Rick Taylor, Vice President and General Manager of Graham Chevrolet Ken Williams and Executive Director of United Way of Richland County Dan Varn stand in front of the brand new Chevrolet Trax that one donor will win in the fundraiser.

MANSFIELD -- It’s better to give than to receive, but one lucky donor will experience both during the “Win a 2020 Chevy Trax” fundraiser for United Way of Richland County.

United Way has partnered with Graham Chevrolet, which donated a brand new vehicle for the fundraiser. Participants can be entered to win the Chevy by purchasing raffle tickets, with 100 percent of the proceeds going to United Way.

There are only 1,000 tickets available for purchase. Tickets cost $20 each or six for $100 and can be purchased online https://one.bidpal.net/uworcchevy/welcome  A winner will be drawn March 5 at the Dash to the Goal event.

“It's going to make somebody real happy -- buying a $20 ticket to get a $20,000 car,” said United Way centennial campaign chair Rick Taylor. 

Dan Varn, executive director of United Way of Richland County, said ticket sales will go a long way in terms of reaching the non-profit’s $1.4 million centennial campaign goal.

“We're so appreciative to Graham Chevrolet for making this happen. This is an enormous contribution,” Varn said. “It's been a bit of a challenging year, but over and over again we've seen companies, organizations and individuals step up to support this community.

United Way of Richland County helps fund more than 40 programs and 15 non-profit agencies in the area. The charitable organization was originally founded in May 1920 as the Community Chest of Mansfield.

Ken Williams, vice president and general manager at Graham Chevrolet said the dealership wanted to support the community.

“We wanted to do something special for this year due to all the everything that's going on in the world,” Williams said. “We thought United Way could reach out and help a lot of different agencies and a lot of different people.”

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Staff reporter focused on education and features. Clear Fork alumna. Always looking for a chance to practice my Spanish. You can reach me at katie.ellington@richlandsource.com