For Immediate Release
Contact: Maria Zone
Director of Communications
Archdiocese of Hartford
(860) 541-6491

Exciting Corvette Raffle Kick-off Reception Blends Philanthropy with Fun!

The Hartford Bishops’ Foundation hosted a “Corvette Raffle Cocktail Reception” at Blasius Chevrolet, 90 Scott Road, Waterbury, on Tuesday, May 9 to display the 2017 Corvette Stingray Coupe being donated by Blasius Chevrolet, and raffled to benefit Catholic Education in the Archdiocese of Hartford. The winner of the Corvette will be announced at the Foundation’s second Annual Gala to be held on Saturday, November 18, at Aria in Prospect.

Fritz Blasius, owner of the car dealership, says he is excited to donate the Corvette, because it is for such a great cause. “Parochial school education has been an integral part of the fabric of life in the Waterbury area for many decades, says Blasius. “This important fundraiser will be instrumental in providing the needed funds to ensure that it continues to be so.”

Raffle tickets for the Corvette are $10 each and can be purchased at the reception, or in advance by contacting Suzanne Feola at: 860-913-2668 or by email:

At its first annual gala, the Foundation raised over $770,000, which is going towards much needed structural repairs at the Cathedral of Saint Joseph, the Mother Church of the Archdiocese, located in Hartford.

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