Mary Toth Is Winner Of SSSA Maui Raffle
SADDLEBROOKE, AZ – April 12, 2004 - Hawaii is calling Mary and
Terry Toth. The SaddleBrooke couple from Elkhart, Indiana, each
bought a ticket for the Maui Vacation Raffle sponsored by the
SaddleBrooke Senior Softball Association (SSSA), and Mary's number
was drawn as the winner.
The Toths plan to fly to Maui, Hawaii's Valley Isle, in late September
for a week's vacation. In addition to the stay at a condominium in the
popular Kaanapali Beach area on the island's west shore, the couple
received $2,000 in cash for airfare, ground transportation and
incidental expenses. Use of the condominium was donated for the
SSSA raffle by Bob and Sue Manthey. Manthey has been playing on
the championship SaddleBrooke 65 team for the past four years. The
team competes in the Pima County Softball League.
"Neither Terry nor I has been to Hawaii so we are really looking
forward to this trip,” states Mary. "We each bought a raffle ticket from
Paul Harrison, one of our neighbors. I was so thrilled when the softball
association notified me that I was the winner." The drawing was held
In addition to the Maui trip as first prize, Al Cangeme won second prize
of $300 and John Merlin held the winning ticket for third prize in the
amount $150. Both are SaddleBrooke residents and play on teams in
SSSA softball leagues.
"We are extremely gratified that SaddleBrooke residents won all the
prizes in our first raffle," says Gene Bovee, president of the
SaddleBrooke Senior Softball Association. Proceeds from the project
will be used to meet expenses of the association. "Many people don't
realize that softball is generally self-sustaining at SaddleBrooke,"
Bovee adds. "We must pay our own way and that means generating
the funds required for equipment, uniforms, maintenance, utilities and
stadium upgrades, such as dugouts and bleachers." In addition to fund
raising projects, businesses, individuals and organizations have
provided financial assistance by sponsoring teams and buying
The Toths were married four years ago at the SaddleBrooke
Clubhouse. Terry is a retired railroad engineer, while Mary served as
public relations director of the Elkhart Chamber of Commerce in
Indiana. She now is employed as administrative assistant to the chief
nursing officer at the newly-opened Northwest Medical Center in Oro
Valley. The couple also operates a business that customizes golf cars.
Sandy Strack, whose late husband, Bill, played softball on the
SaddleBrooke Blues team in the Pima County League, drew the
winning tickets. John Vosper and Pat Polencheck coordinated the raffle
for the SSSA.
The Mantheys rent two condominiums in Maui on a continuous basis
throughout the year. For information about availability of the units
contact Bob Manthey at 1-800-866-1485. Complete descriptions of the
properties are available at the Manthey's website,
MAUI WINNER—Mary Toth receives a traditional Hawaiian lei from Bob
Manthey as Sue Manthey, left, and Terry Toth look on. Mrs. Toth had
the winning ticket in the SaddleBrooke Senior Softball Association’s
Maui Raffle. She won a week’s stay at the Manthey’s condominium and
$2,000 cash for travel expenses.