HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - Those who attended the tricked out ‘Show Aloha Land’ light show at Aloha Stadium over the holiday season had a chance to drive away in a new vehicle.
Eligible ticket holders were entered into the grand drawing. Friday night, the winners of a brand new Ford F-150 and Ford Explorer were announced.
Local mom Christine Sanchez was lucky enough to win the brand new pickup truck, valued at more than $50,000, by picking the right suitcase out of 10 finalists.
She never expected to win such a prize, saying a trip to the lights display was mainly meant as a family outing.
“I enjoyed the lights. I really just wanted to bring my kids. I love the holiday spirit, I love Christmas, everything about Christmas,” Sanchez said.
She wasn’t the only big winner: Lily Li scored a cherry red Ford Explorer.
Li could only express her shock and disbelief that she walked away with such a grand prize.
“Thank you to Mike and to everyone who put this together. Times are tough,” Li said. “People are tougher and so I am hoping 2021 will be better.”“
Li referred to Mike Gangloff who owns MIRA construction. He and his team were the masterminds behind the festive and technologically advanced holiday display.
“We are so thankful to all those who enjoyed Show Aloha Land over the holiday season, and for supporting the SAC Foundation so that we can continue to meet the needs of keiki to kupuna as our state continues to face the ongoing challenges of the pandemic,” said Gangloff, Founder and CEO of the SAC Foundation, said.
Other finalists scored $500 cash.
“These prizes are our way of expressing our sincere mahalo to the community, and to help them start 2021 on a positive note. Aloha flourishes in our state because of Hawai’i’s people!”
In total, they raised more than a half million dollars that will go to Hawaii’s Kupuna.