October 12, 2010
October 12, 2010—Long Beach, Calif. The Aquarium of the Pacific and founding sponsor American Honda Motor Co., Inc. awarded the winner of the annual Honda Opportunity Drawing with the keys to a 2010 Honda Insight Hybrid. Out of all the entrants who purchased opportunity drawing tickets, Aquarium members Scott and Sachi Wadsworth of Los Angeles County held the winning ticket of this Aquarium of the Pacific fundraiser.
“We are so excited!” said Scott and Sachi Wadsworth when they were informed of their win. “It’s still hard to believe!” They purchased opportunity drawing tickets to support the Aquarium, not thinking that they would be winners of a new car. The opportunity drawing lasted from Memorial Day until Labor Day and sold more than 4,000 tickets in support of the Aquarium’s education and conservation programs. The Aquarium serves more than 200,000 school children each year with environmental education programs and is involved in various conservation projects such as kelp restoration and abalone propagation.
Aquarium of the Pacific VP of Development Nancy Weintraub opened the ceremony. Honda Assistant VP of Corporate Community Relations Steve Morikawa and Coordinator of Corporate Relations Teresa Phillips presented a ceremonial key to the Wadsworths. American Honda has been a supporter of the Aquarium since its inception in 1998.