Ocean City, NJ – 2020 is a year when helping everyone is simply the right thing to do. Yeah, maybe you’re not totally on board with things that are being suggested, but in the end, if your efforts don’t do any harm AND just might even do some good, why not go all in? All in is what the Chip Miller Amyloidosis Foundation has done with its anchor fundraising venture; a sweepstakes that offers the 2020 Motor Trend Car of the Year, a C8 Corvette to one lucky winner.
By supporting the CMAF, you’re also throwing your name into the proverbial hat for prize consideration and the process couldn’t be easier. Details about the car, secured via Valley Chevrolet of Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, are available at www.ChipMiller.org. When you purchase a sweepstakes ticket, you’re donating to the cause and supporting the CMAF. Not only does the foundation help raise awareness for Amyloidosis, monies raised are donated to other organizations who help battle this silent killer. Amyloidosis has hit too close to home for most involved with this sweepstakes, as foundation namesake Chip Miller succumbed to it in 2004 and Nicole Wallace, wife of Valley Chevrolet owner Ken Wallace, Jr. died in 2019. Before Chip’s passing and since, countless more folks have been afflicted, with no known cure to date.
“I’ve been fortunate to grow up in and around the Corvette,” noted CMAF President Lance Miller. “The people that drive the cars are what make them so great! The all-new 2020 C8 Corvette is the best yet and I’m grateful we were able to get our hands on one of these amazing vehicles,” continued Miller. “I personally ordered this car exactly the way I’d get one for myself, one lucky winner will certainly be driving in style and knowing they helped an amazing cause - CMAF.”
But why is this sweepstakes SO IMPORTANT? For 2020, your support for this sweepstakes translates to what will likely be the MAIN SOURCE of 2020 income for the foundation, income that is annually given back to select organizations who share similar goals as the CMAF. Due to COVID-19, a majority of foundation fundraising events have been canceled or postponed…with the postponed ones also in jeopardy before the year concludes.
Officially canceled to date are the annual Surf Fest, Taste of OC/Slide for Amyloid, Corvettes for Chip and the annual Corvettes at Carlisle CMAF dinner. In addition, an annual Corvette drawing (different car) that usually takes place at Corvettes at Carlisle can’t happen this year, meaning an additional loss of financial support to the CMAF. Further, down but not yet out is the ‘80s themed skate fest, though it has already been postponed once, from May to September (date TBD).
“The Chip Miller Surf Fest has been one of the best summer surfing traditions in Ocean City,” said pro-surfer Rob Kelly. “As a kid I enjoyed competing in the event every year and looking back, a lot of my fondest memories growing up were formed on the beach at 7th St at “The Chip,” continued Kelly. “While bummed to hear the event will not be able to run this year, I am thrilled that the Chip Miller foundation is working with the OC Boardriders Club to ensure we are keeping this special tradition alive in some capacity.”
While 2021 will likely offer a fresh start for everyone, there’s no reason to defer support during a time when it is needed most. The C8 Corvette sweepstakes is open now through Saturday, August 29, 2020. Not long after the registration window closes on the 29, Corvettes at Carlisle and CMAF staffers will pick the winning sweepstakes name, awarding one lucky person with the ride of a lifetime.
Donate today, enter the sweepstakes, or simply learn more about the CMAF online at www.ChipMiller.org. Sweepstakes tickets start as low as $25 (3 tickets) and go as high as $2,500 (375 tickets + 150 bonus tickets). Dip your toe in the water or dive in headfirst, either way…support the CMAF and help find a cure and raise awareness for Amyloidosis.
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