Washington Premier Football Club (WPFC), along with its premier sponsor, BMW Northwest, handed over the keys of a brand-new BMW 330i to the Echternkamp family on Saturday, November 2.
Washington Premier Football Club is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization, and all proceeds from the car raffle benefit the organization, specifically going towards its Puyallup complex improvements — making Washington Premier’s Complex a top tier facility in the Pacific Northwest.
“The car raffle is our biggest single fundraiser and we could not do it without help from BMW Northwest. The partnership with Manfred and the family dealership has allowed WPFC the financial stability to improve the complex while at the same time providing players with financial needs the opportunity to play.”
Washington Premier Football Club’s players started selling raffle tickets in May to neighbors, friends and family members at summer tournaments at the complex where a BMW car was on display and tickets were available for purchase.
The drawing for the BMW 330i was held on October 12, at the 9th annual WPFC member dinner. The lucky winner Mark and Tara Echternkamp were not present the night of the auction but were reached by phone during the event.
When asked what it meant to win the car, Mark responded “This is incredible, I’ve never won any contest. This could not have come at better time for my family. We have two kids in college and was expecting to have to purchase a new vehicle within the next two years. Was dreading that day on the near horizon and never imagined this is how it would happen. What a blessing this is for our family and we’ll be able to continue assisting our kids in fulfilling their goals & aspirations. To win a new BMW, it’s a dream come true.”
BMW Northwest has been Washington Premier Football Club’s premier sponsor since 2016. BMW Northwest has a real passion and dedication to the people they serve. “Giving back to the community and helping local non-profit organizations is our privilege,” stated Manfred Scharmach, President and Owner of BMW Northwest.
“We are so proud to have BMW Northwest as our premier sponsor. We are very thankful for the generosity BMW Northwest has provided to our club and the community. We have over 1,300 players in the club and the support we have received from BMW Northwest has impacted each one of those players,” said Seth Spidahl, Director of Coaching at Washington Premier Football Club.