Grand Prize Winner

Grand Prize Winner

January 6, 2016
Categories: Seattle Men's Chorus, Seattle Women's Chorus

Congratulations to all our 2015 raffle winners! For more information about the winners and prizes, visit the raffle page. Here's an account of one lucky winner's experience, courtesy of fellow patron, Mike Cogan. 


For six years, Dr. Tom Stoll of Overlake Hospital in Bellevue has been bringing his family and friends to the Seattle Men's Chorus holiday concert to ring in the holiday cheer. This year he invited Brian Cunningham and his fiancée, Kay Cogan, for their first experience. It was, as always, entertaining and inspirational. Brian purchased three raffle tickets during intermission, expecting to support a wonderful cause, but as he has never won anything, he did not expect to win a prize.

It was a shock for Brian to get a call from Matthew at the Chorus office about having won not just any prize, but the grand prize: A 2016 Subaru Impreza from Carter Subaru in Shoreline.

Brian arrived at Carter Subaru to find Matthew with Sales Consultant, Wendy Norcross, waiting with a new car topped with a big bow. The car was beautiful. It drove like a dream. Brian was amazed to discover that in addition to the car, Carter Subaru was making a $250 donation, in his name, to one of four charities. Brian chose Treehouse, an organization providing support and quality of life to foster youth. Matthew was thankful for this as he and his husband recently adopted two sibling whom they had fostered. This charity had been supportive and kind to these two young boys while they were in foster care.

As if all this wasn't enough, Carter Subaru is also partnering with Stevens Pass to provide two season pass tickets with each newly sold car. Brian called Dr. Stoll and told him the good news. Dr. Stoll and his son Alec are receiving the Stevens Pass tickets in gratitude for sharing the music of Seattle Men's Chorus with everyone. 

Brian feels this experience of winning the grand prize is representative of the generosity of Seattle Men's Chorus in general. The Chorus gives so much to the community. It gives rich, heartfelt performances with splashes of levity and wit while making it all seem effortless.

Now, Brian and his family and friends are all looking forward to seeing more performances throughout the year and especially again during the holiday season.