Youth Core Ministries chosen to benefit from the raffle of a classic car, donated by Doug Reh Chevrolet.
Youth Core Ministries, with offices at the Barron Theatre in Pratt, is one of three charities selected by Doug Reh of Doug Reh Chevrolet to benefit from the raffle of a classic car, a 1957 chromed-out Buick Special.
“Doug’s a good friend to Youth Core Ministries and we deeply appreciate him doing this,” said YCM Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer Deborah Factor.
“I’ve been supportive of YCM for several years and chose them to benefit from this event because I believe in their causes,” Reh said.
The other charities benefiting from the fundraiser are the Alzheimer’s Association and Cancer Research Centers.
Proceeds of the raffle will be used by YCM to continue their programs and fund new projects in the future, Factor said.
YCM, formerly known as Youth for Christ South Central Kansas, is headquartered in Greensburg. The organization is also very active in Pratt and hosts a variety of events at the Barron Theatre, which is under YCM ownership and management.
Family-friendly movies are shown at the Barron Theatre every weekend, said Sheryl White, development coordinator for YCM, who has office quarters there.
The Buick Special on the raffle block, Reh said, has a full race-car chassis, but is completely street legal.
He said the frame for the car was built in 2014 by Larry Larson of Larson Race Cars of Oak Grove, Mo. The bodywork, including paint and chrome, and the interior--excepting headliner and carpeting--was done at Doug Reh Chevrolet Body Shop in Pratt under the supervision of Ryan Koontz.
“I ordered the Buick to rebuild four years ago because I wanted to participate in Hot Rod Magazine’s Drag Week, which is racing five days in a row at five different tracks and carrying all your tools with you for a total of about 1,200 miles,” Reh said.
Reh’s wife, Kendra, finance manager for the Pratt dealership, was a member of his racing crew for the Drag Week race event.
Another unique feature about the Buick is that the back window is split into three panes, which was a production feature for only 1957 Buicks and Oldsmobiles, Reh said.
The Buick is being displayed at various locations, including the dealership in Pratt from time to time, Reh said. It is featured on the Doug Reh Chevrolet website, www.dougrehchevrolet, and the YCM website, www.youthcoreministries.org, where raffle tickets may also be purchased. Tickets are $25 each or five for $115. Tickets are tax deductible.
The drawing will be held at 6:45 p.m. on Saturday, November 10, at the Barron Theatre, 313 South Main, in Pratt. Holder of the winning ticket does not need to be present to win.
In accordance with Kansas Raffle Law, the winner is responsible for any taxes due upon winning.
There’s another option if the winner is not into classic cars.
“The winner will have the choice of any vehicle we have in stock at Doug Reh Chevrolet, up to a value of $60,000,” Reh said.