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June 26, 2013

Stuckert wins bike from 5K run raffle

Sean Gorman
Associated Press

DUNCAN — Mike Stuckert spent last weekend at a machine gun shoot in Miami four hours away, but that didn’t stop him from winning a raffle at Duncan’s fourth annual Founder’s Day 5K/1Mile Benefit Run Saturday.

The Duncan resident entered his name into the raffle, which was not limited to participants, and won a specialized brand, 27-speed, aluminum frame, turquoise sports vita bicycle when he was chosen.

“I was very thrilled. I never win anything like this,” Stuckert said. “I was very happy. I made up my mind that if I won, I would start riding so it might be a sign that I need to start riding. It’s a great bike.”

The event, hosted annual by organizer J’Nell Ash, included 175 runners and walkers and gave all its proceeds to the National Multiple Sclerosis society.

“This is just the icing on the cake for the event,” Ash said. “Everyone had a chance to win even if they didn’t participate so it gave people an avenue to support the cause in a different way.”

Ash said the bike was a good fit for a prize because she has taken part in a national MS fundraiser bike ride the last eight years.

“The prize has ties into the MS bike ride, so I saw it as an appropriate choice,” Ash said.