Last Saturday, we held our 3rd Annual Hearts & Hoofbeats fundraiser event, and came together as a community to show our support for the creation of our residential community for individuals with intellectual disabilities. There was much anticipation throughout the crowd for one particular event of the evening — the drawing to see who would win the 2017 Ford Mustang, courtesy of Beach Ford. Our winner was selected at random but they were not in attendance for the event to accept their official acknowledgment of their prize.

After a few days of communicating back and forth, we are incredibly excited to announce that the winner of the 2017 Ford Mustang, Spencer S. has donated the car back to Vanguard Landing to be sold! Spencer said that while they were excited to win the car, they really entered the raffle to support Vanguard Landing as a future residence for their nephew. Beach Ford has agreed to help with selling the car, so 100% of the proceeds from the raffle are now directly benefiting Vanguard Landing. The car is now available for sale through Beach Ford in Virginia Beach.

Thank you so much to all who were involved, to Spencer and Beach Ford and Tom Barton for making the raffle and our third Hearts & Hoofbeats fundraiser a huge success. We sold all but three of our 400 Mustang Raffle tickets, raising $36,000 in raffle ticket sales leading up to the event! The dream of providing a community for those with intellectual and development differences is another step closer to fruition! We couldn’t do it without you.