SMEF Benefit Raffle

And the Winner is…

Congrats to our Second Annual SME Foundation Benefit Raffle Winner, Steve Richards of Kentucky! Steve is the winner of the 2021 CAT CUV82 UTV with Upgrades and Trailer. With the support of Wagner Equipment Co., who donated this amazing vehicle package and everyone who bought tickets in support of this effort, you helped us raise almost $23,000 for SME Foundation programs. Thank you!

The SME Foundation Benefit Raffle was held live at Wagner Equipment Co. and livestreamed over SME Facebook just before the close of the 2021 SME Conference & Expo Exhibit Hall on March 5, at 1:00pm. Performing the honors was Bruce Wagner, Wagner Equipment Co. who announced that Steve Richards was the grand winner. Joining Bruce were Dave Kanagy, SME Executive Director, Bob Schafer, SME Past President and Stan Dempsey, Jr., President, Colorado Mining Association.

Overall, the Foundation sold 907 tickets, so the odds of winning were high. In fact, Steve bought four tickets early in the process. Then on a whim, he bought four more tickets just before sales closed. It was that choice which changed the outcome for him, because the winning ticket came from his last minute purchase.

Thank you, Bruce Wagner and Wagner Equipment Co. We are grateful for your generosity. Without Wagner Equipment Co.’s generous donation of this amazing UTV package we could not have raised these funds. Thank you for all the assistance we were given to make this exciting event happen.

The Foundation would like to thank everyone who participated in this raffle. You all gave it a valiant effort. We are so grateful for your support. We couldn’t have done it without your participation. Thank you!


Prize Package generously donated by Wagner Equipment Co.