The Los Feliz Charter School for the Arts in Los Angeles and Pro Italia Motorcycles of Glendale, CA, announced today that Jeffrey Jones of San Luis Obisbo was the winner of the raffle for a Ducati Desmosedici D16RR. The D16RR, valued at $72,500, was won by Jeffrey for the cost of one $40 raffle ticket. As a result of this raffle more than $30,000 was raised for this local, pioneering elementary school.
Ducati Desmosedici RR raffle...
Ducati Desmosedici RR raffle winner Jeffrey Jones (second from right) with his new D16RR that he won for a $40 raffle ticket, with Pro Italia dealer/principal Bill Nation (left of Jones) and Los Feliz Charter School for the Arts prinicipal Karin Newlin (left of Nation).
The winning ticket was drawn on Ducati Island at the US MotoGP (Laguna Seca, CA) by former world champion Nicky Hayden. Jeffrey, who was parking when the actual drawing took place, found out about it later in the day when he saw his name posted as the winner at the Pro Italia display. "This is a bike I dreamed about but never thought that I would be able to own‚" said Jeffrey, who is a current Ducati owner and RN. He continued "even if I hadn't won the raffle, I was happy to contribute to a good cause. Now I can't wait to get the bike home and take it out. Thanks Los Feliz, Pro Italia and Ducati."
Bill Nation, dealer/principal of Pro Italia noted that "This raffle was a real win for everyone. Money was raised to help Los Feliz fund its growth, Jeffrey got a one-of-a kind bike for the price of a $40 ticket, and Pro Italia was able to raise awareness of one of the many ways it contributes to communities. We believe that businesses need to give back and we're now raising money for Riders for Health and to rebuild Angeles Crest. Karin Newlin, the principal of Los Feliz, thanked Pro Italia and Ducati and said "Our school is moving this year and this raffle, which was completely managed by Pro Italia, is going to have a huge and positive impact on our teachers and our students. It's great to see a local business with an eye on the importance of education."
About The Los Feliz Charter School for the Arts: Founded in 2004 by a group of parents who had a vision for an elementary school where a child‚ natural wonder and curiosity would thrive; a place that would honor individual differences, value and develop every child‚ affinities and talents, and, provide a rigorous academic curriculum that also supports every child‚ social and emotional intelligences. Today the school serves over 300 families with students in grades K-4. Children express themselves as capable and confident learners, and the school‚ rigorous academic programs have resulted in exemplary student achievement. In the fall of 2010 Feliz Charter School for the Arts will open its doors in Glassell Park. (http://losfelizarts.org).
About Pro Italia: Pro Italia specializes in the Italian Motorcycling experience, carrying Aprilia, Ducati, Moto Guzzi and MV Agusta motorcycles, providing renowned service and offering a broad array of apparel, parts and accessories. Pro Italia is located at the base of Angeles Crest Highway in Glendale California (Los Angeles) and is a prime destination for sport bike enthusiasts in Southern California.