An Ipod for a car? Just the ticket
Wednesday, 30th March, 2011
By John Casey
It's a sign of the techno-times we live in when someone is prepared to give up a brand new car to get their hands on an Ipod.
Teenage schoolgirl Kira Pittaway had no hesitation in handing over the keys as a trade for the latest "must-have" gadget and now she - and the rest of her family - are all happy.
"I can't drive yet, so I'm happy with the trade," Kira said yesterday, proudly showing off her new Ipod.
"I'm also going to ask Mum and Dad to get some number plates with my name on them to complete the deal," she added.
Kira was the lucky winner of an $18,000 Toyota Yaris which was first prize in a competition run by the West Football Club and proudly supported by Broken Hill Toyota.
Kira's mother Nicole bought three $5 tickets in the draw last Thursday and on Saturday Kira's name was drawn out from more than 5000 entries.
"It was certainly $15 well spent," an excited Nicole said.
"I attend the housie at the West Football Club and had seen the posters for the raffle, but it wasn't until Thursday that I purchased the tickets at Westside Plaza.
"We've never won anything before, not even a chook raffle," she laughed.
While the Pittaway family lives out the Ssouth and son Blake even plays for the Roos, father Steven said he was "a Westie through and through".
"I've always supported the Westies. I went to Burke Ward School and grew up in Newton Street," Steven said.
West Football Club treasurer Heather Bobos said the draw had turned out to be a tremendous success after it initially had to be extended.
"We were hoping to conduct the draw just before Christmas, but with the generous support and patience from Broken Hill Toyota we were able to extend the draw," Ms Bobos said.
"Full credit must also go to our team of volunteers who helped sell all the tickets and gave up their time to support this fund raiser," she added.
Broken Hill Toyota general manager Randall Ragenovich said his business had been a strong supporter of local sport for a number of years.
"We have ploughed more than $20,000 into local sport over the past seven years because we want Broken Hill to be a vibrant community and sport is a big part of that," he said.
"Our business is Broken Hill proud and we want people to know that if you support us by shopping locally then we are prepared to put money back into the city," he added.