WATERTOWN—The Armenian Museum of America concluded its 10th annual Spring Sports Raffle with great style and success, bringing in contributions that exceeded last year’s. The ticket sales will help the museum continue its mission to showcase the rich Armenian history through exhibitions and programs.
This year’s sports raffle fundraiser also marks the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. To commemorate this significant time in Armenian history, and in memory of the victims of the Armenian Genocide, the Armenian Museum will donate five percent of all proceeds to the Near East Foundation, an organization that was established in response to the Armenian Genocide. This donation will help various initiatives, including education and poverty reduction in rural Armenia.
The annual Spring Sports Raffle concluded with a lively party and reception for the participants, who enjoyed the Fenway-style menu of hotdogs, pizza, popcorn, and beverages. Sports celebrity Bob Lobel drew the winning tickets. Prizes included a Grand Prize of 22 seats in the Fenway Park Luxury Box, as well as 10 other sets of tickets to see such favorites as the Patriots, the Bruins, the Celtics, and more Red Sox games
Grand Prize Winner: Joy Renjilian-Burgy
2nd Prize Winner: David Aykanian
3rd Prize Winner: Roger Dilbarian
4th Prize Winner: Rev. Fr. Krikor Sabounjian
5th Prize Winner: Ed Shooshanian
6th Prize Winner: Philip J. Notopoulos
7th Prize Winner: Gregory Adamian
8th Prize Winner: Arakel Almasian
9th Prize Winner: Dan Hausmann
10th Prize Winner: Harold Partamian
Special Prize Drawing Winner: Richard Yanofsky