Published: 1:00 pm, Tue. Feb. 23rd, 2016Updated: 2:12 pm
Pictured from left, Perry Troublefield, Tate Branch Dodge representative, Erica and Joey Davila of Carlsbad, Lady Bulldog head basketball coach Jeff Houghtaling, and Bulldog head basketball coach Michael Mondragon stand alongside the new 2015 Jeep Renegade Joey Davila won in last week’s raffle fundraiser to benefit the Artesia High School basketball programs. The vehicle was purchased by the boosters from Tate Branch Dodge. Davila’s ticket was drawn from among 2,000 sold to both home and visiting fans over the course of several games. Lady Bulldog Booster Club president Shelli Taylor said the second annual raffle was “a huge success; the kids sold all 2,000 tickets.” Davila said he plans to gift the Jeep to his 21-year-old daughter – who recently purchased a home with her own funds and was forced to give up her own brand-new Jeep as a result – for her birthday next week.