Raffle to Benefit Smiles for Success

Posted on November 26, 2013

PITTSTON, PA — November 27, 2013 — After its unveiling on the West Coast, an original Paul Jr. Design chopper will return to its roots for a chrome finish at the Greater New York Dental Meeting (GNYDM), the largest healthcare and dental event in the U.S.

A raffle for the bike, launched April 10 at an event in Costa Mesa, CA, will wrap up on the final day of the national dental meeting, slated for Dec. 1-4, 2013 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, New York, NY.  The limited ticket sale net proceeds will benefit Smiles for Success, a 501c3 foundation of the American Association of Women Dentists, which helps provide women with cost-free dental care.

Benco Dental commissioned the motorcycle, custom-built by Paul Teutul Jr., at his headquarters in Rock Tavern, NY, as the first give-back initiative for the company’s Lucy Hobbs Project. Named for the woman who, in 1866, became the first American female to earn a degree in dentistry, the project works to create an inclusive, encouraging environment nationwide in which women of all backgrounds can connect with one another.

“As a company, we can relate to Lucy Hobbs – the idea of overcoming adversity and spurring innovation. She had a lot to overcome: They wouldn’t let her go to dental school and she persevered,” said the renowned designer, Teutel Jr., who rose to fame on the reality show American Chopper and now oversees a business empire of custom bikes, clothing and other gear.

The $25 ticket, available through Dec. 4, will offer the chance to win the aforementioned Paul Jr. design, a sleek, shapely creation of gleaming chrome. And the consolation prizes are nothing less than noteworthy: 2nd prize - a Tiffany bracelet; 3rd prize - a $1,000 shopping spree and 4th prize - a $500 spa day.

While the Benco Dental sales force spread the word cross country about the raffle, the Lucy Hobbs themed chopper followed the same path; with guest appearances everywhere from the American Dental Association (ADA) Annual Session in New Orleans; the Pocono IndyCar 500 in Long Pond, PA and at bike nights hosted at locations of the national restaurant chain Quaker Steak & LubeTM .

A few days remain to enter to win online at TheLucyHobbsProject.com/give-back or to enter in person at the Greater New York Dental Meeting at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, 655 West 34th Street, New York, NY from Dec. 1-4. Winners need not be present.

“I built the frame to be a pro street-style bike, which creates more of a long, low look,” said Teutel Jr. “You can really see the design in the wheels (20-inch on the back and 26-inch on the front); it gives the whole bike a dramatic, shapely look.”

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