Talk about luck.
Imagine a 20-year-old woman who is an avid Oakland A’s fan despite physical handicaps that make it tough for her to attend games.
Now imagine that this same woman emerges from a field of 15,000 contestants to win a Chevy Spark mini-car through a competition sponsored by the A's in conjunction with dealers including FH Dailey Chevrolet in San Leandro .
That's what happened when Josie Brownlee of Oakland recently picked up the keys to her Spark after winning a contest that occurred last year.
At 21 different games between June and September, Chevy dealers put on displays at the Oakland Coliseum and accepted entries from fans.
Josie attended the games with her older brother, Joey, a season ticket holder who helps her get out to the ball field.
At one game Josie entered the drawing. Five finalists out of 15,000 entrants were contacted by phone and invited to the Coliseum on September 15th when the Athletics played the Baltimore Orioles.
As luck would have it, Josie was actually the sixth contestant called because one of the first five callers did not answer.
Josie said she was in total disbelief and “prayed about it” the night before the game, hoping against hope that she would be the final winner.
On the day in question the finalists were introduced on the field and Josie won the new Spark and a $1,000 Chevron Gas Card.
She ordered the car it in late October and is waiting to have it adapted so that she can reach the pedals.
Previously, Josie had never learned to drive but now she is preparing to get her license, which will help her get around in pursuit of her studies as a college nursing student.
As Josie puts it, she’ll soon be driving “anywhere and everywhere.”
“This is a special new vehicle that was being delivered to a very special young lady,” said FH Dailey Chevrolet president Steve Song.
The stars really aligned for this young woman. Have you ever won such a prize?