Chris Zorzi, who received a very nice phone call from the Rotary Club of Sault Ste Marie over the holidays, took home a big cheque this week. His ticket was drawn as the winner of this winter’s Rotary Take Your Pick Draw on December 27th. His $85,000 cheque was presented at the Rotary Club’s weekly meeting at the Marconi Club.
Zorzi plans to use his cash prize wisely. “We have a growing family so it will go to help them,” shared Zorzi. “and the rest will go in the bank and we’ll save it for a rainy day.” Don’t worry, he’s thinking of a gift for himself too! In addition to sharing the wealth, Zorzi added “I’ve always wanted a set of golf clubs that are fitted, so I’ll be getting that.”
Zorzi’s ticket (#02559) was purchased locally from Francisco Romano, a former Rotary Youth Exchange Student from Argentina. Romano has been visiting his previous host parents, Rotarians Bob and Donna Carricato here in Sault Ste Marie. Since landing in town, he worked tens of hours volunteering for the draw in support of Rotary’s good works.
“Congratulations the winner, Chris Zorzi and congratulations to all who purchased and sold tickets to support our great local causes,” shared Rod Goodall, Take Your Pick Co-Chair. This was the club’s most successful year for the Take Your Pick Draw, selling a combined 37,300 tickets between the summer and winter draws. Funds raised by the Take Your Pick draw will support Rotary’s charitable projects locally.
The Rotary Club of Sault Ste. Marie has fostered service, leadership, and good works in our community since 1918. The club’s mandate to support children with physical disabilities has been the heart behind the hard work of hundreds of Rotarians. The Rotary Take Your Pick Draw has supports many charitable projects within our community. Proceeds from last year’s Take Your Pick Draw helped organizations such as THRIVE Child Development Centre, Therapeutic Ride Algoma, and United Way Sault Ste. Marie; supported Rotary’s high school and post-secondary scholarships; and allowed three local students to represent Algoma at the Canada-Wide Science Fair in Edmonton.