Hospital Foundation has a $10,000 mega winner

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 18 August 2015 at 12:00 am

Photos by Tom Rivers

MEDINA – After six months of selling tickets, the Orleans Community Health Foundation picked the winner of its mega drawing tonight during a celebration at Leonard Oakes Estate Winery.

Michael Zambito won the $10,000 prize. Zambito is the owner of Zambistros in Medina and Mericana in Lockport.

The top photo shows Hospital CEO Wendy Jacobson (right) drawing the winning ticket in the mega drawing. She is pictured with Wes Pickreign, a board member for the OCH Foundation, and Heather Smith, donor development specialist for the Foundation.

Wes Pickreign thanks supporters for raising funds for a new ultrasound machine for the hospital.

The Foundation awarded 10 prize-winning checks totaling $15,700 in the mega drawing. That was up from five prizes in last year’s drawing.

This is the third time the Foundation has done the mega drawing. Last year there were about 200 tickets sold for $100 each. This year there were 250 sold. The Foundation made about $10,000 through the drawing and those proceeds will go towards buying a new ultrasound machine.

The Foundation has now raised about $100,000 towards its $175,000 goal for the new machine.

Tony Wynn (pictured), a member of the Foundation board of directors, was the biggest salesman for the mega drawing. He sold 75 of the tickets, including four of the top five winners.

Wynn of Albion said he is happy to promote and raise money for Medina Memorial Hospital and its parent organization, Orleans Community Health.

“I believe in the hospital,” he said. “It’s a great organization and they will take care of you.”

The group, “A Blues Band,” performed for the crowd at Leonard Oakes. The band includes, from left: Rob Robinson on keyboards, Mike Scanlan on drums, Mike Zelazny on guitar, and Glenn Fuller on harmonica.