Ada — For the second year in row, Roger and Leigh Gaddis of Gaddis & Gaddis Wealth Management have donated an all-electric low-speed vehicle (LSV) to Mercy Foundation for use in fundraising activities to benefit Mercy Hospital Ada and Mercy Clinics Ada.
The Tomberlin Shelby GT500 LSV vehicle, valued at $13,500, will be the grand prize in a $50 per ticket drawing, scheduled for late September.
In 2013, the fundraising program focused on drawing ticket sales through the 9th Annual Foundation Golf Classic and among Mercy Ada Hospital employees. An estimated $8,600 was raised through this campaign.
With the success of 2013 fundraising program, the Gaddises and Mercy Foundation Director Todd Essary agreed to utilize this year’s donation for fundraising efforts that will also include the Mercy Hospital Ada & Clinics 2014 MercyWay Campaign, an employee contribution program that involves the hospital and nine local Mercy clinics, with an estimated 900 co-workers. Beginning August 8 through September 26, Mercy employees will have the opportunity to make a minimum $50 contribution to be included in the free LSV drawing.
In addition to Mercy Hospital Ada employees, Essary plans to promote a minimum $50 contribution (excluding sponsorships) to individuals throughout the community.
“Leigh and I are pleased to have another opportunity to contribute a street legal LSV to Mercy Foundation to benefit the vital work done by Mercy Hospital and Clinics Ada,” said Roger Gaddis, co-founder of Gaddis & Gaddis Wealth Management. “For many years this hospital has been important to our family and we believe it’s important to support the work of this institution and its related facilities here in Ada.”
According to Essary, 100 percent of the proceeds from the Mercy Foundation fundraising drawing will be used to support local Mercy internal hospital grants in the Ada hospital and clinics.
“With our expanded promotion of the LSV raffle ticket sales at our golf event, through the MercyWay Campaign and among members of the community, we hope to see a considerable increase in the proceeds for this fundraising effort,” Essary said.
The 2013 contributions were used for a variety of hospital and clinic grants, such as surgical equipment, cancer center remodeling, and vital sign machines, according to Essary.