A RAFFLE WHERE NO ONE GOES HOME EMPTY HANDED.
WIN HARRY JEROME’S WRISTWATCH PRESENTED FOR HIS WORLD RECORD PERFORMANCE AT THE CALIFORNIA RELAYS IN 1962
To mark our time of working together at Templeton High School, Harry gave me the Longines wrist watch he had won at the Modesto Relays in 1962. Harry won two gold watches that day: one for the 4X100 relay in world record time; and the other when he defeated Bob Hayes in the 100 yard dash. Harry told me that mine was for the 100 yard dash. The watch is inscribed:
California Relays Modesto 1962
I was always reluctant to wear his prize watch for fear of damage or loss. I considered donating it to the BC Sports Hall of Fame but thought that its history would be better appreciated by someone from the loyal aficionados who attend the Harry Jerome Classic.
And so, here’s my proposal -- We’ll have a raffle at the meet on July 10 for the Longines watch where no one leaves empty handed.
If you buy a twenty dollar raffle ticket you will be given a copy of my historical novel which Sir Sean Connery describes as “One Hell of a story.”
“In The Company of Heroes” is a dramatized history based on a true but suppressed story from WWI, of how the first woman invited to serve on the Czar’s Treasury Board hid from Lenin the “wealth of 1000 years” with the help of two remarkable men. It’s a fast moving tale of love and escape, with an incredible theft which the USSR and USA kept hidden in the rubble of war, and which is arguably the continuing source of distrust between these two powers.
HOW TO WIN THIS WATCH:
1. Email me now, to record your order. firstname.lastname@example.org
2. Pay for your ticket ($20) and pick up the novel at my table by the VIP
section at Swangard Stadium.
3. Put your name and ‘phone number in the silver bowl.
4. The drawing for the winner’s name will be made following
the Jerome 100 metres at 7:25. (attendance isn’t necessary).