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20th FSS car giveaway ends

The final seven Team Shaw members in the raffle to win a free car wait in order to try their car key during a Smile Campaign car giveaway wrap-up party at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., Jan. 31, 2019.

The final seven Team Shaw members in the raffle to win a free car wait in order to try their car key during a Smile Campaign car giveaway wrap-up party at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., Jan. 31, 2019. The odds of winning the car were 1:32. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ashley Maldonado)

Derrick Rhems, 20th Force Support Squadron marketing and promotions director, left, congratulates a Team Shaw member on her alternate prize during a Smile Campaign car giveaway wrap-up party at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., Jan. 31, 2019.

Derrick Rhems, 20th Force Support Squadron marketing and promotions director, left, congratulates a Team Shaw member on her alternate prize during a Smile Campaign car giveaway wrap-up party at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., Jan. 31, 2019. The top six runners-up for the free car received alternate prizes such as tickets to Disney, a weekend-stay at Wateree and more. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ashley Maldonado)

Alternate prizes are prepared to be given out to raffle ticket winners during a Smile Campaign car giveaway wrap-up party at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., Jan. 31, 2019.

Alternate prizes are prepared to be given out to raffle ticket winners during a Smile Campaign car giveaway wrap-up party at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., Jan. 31, 2019. The 20th Force Support Squadron Smile Campaign team hosted a money and car giveaway Jan. 1 – 31. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ashley Maldonado)

Staci Farland, Team Shaw spouse, opens the door of the free car during a Smile Campaign car giveaway wrap-up party at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., Jan. 31, 2019.

Staci Farland, Team Shaw spouse, opens the door of the free car during a Smile Campaign car giveaway wrap-up party at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., Jan. 31, 2019. The last seven people in the raffle for a free car were each given a key; the person who had the key that opens the car won. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ashley Maldonado)

Staci Farland, Team Shaw spouse, center, won a free car during a Smile Campaign car giveaway wrap-up party at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., Jan. 31, 2019.

Staci Farland, Team Shaw spouse, center, won a free car during a Smile Campaign car giveaway wrap-up party at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., Jan. 31, 2019. Team Shaw members who received a “Golden Key” prize card attended the Smile Campaign car giveaway wrap-up party to return their card and be entered to win a new car in a prize drawing. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ashley Maldonado)

SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, S.C. -- The 20th Force Support Squadron Smile Campaign team hosted a money and car giveaway Jan. 1 – 31, and the winner of the car was announced on the last day.

The 20th FSS mission is to generate smiles, and one way they accomplish their mission is to give cash prizes and FSS gift cards using a cash-based customer rewards program.

“We’re super excited about giving it to an individual who really needed it,” said Derrick Rhems, 20th FSS marketing and promotions director.

Those who received a “Golden Key” prize card attended the Smile Campaign car giveaway wrap-up party to return their card and be entered to win a new car in a prize drawing.

The odds of winning the car were 1:32, and the winner had to be present to receive the prize.

The runners-up received alternate prizes, such as tickets to Disney, a weekend-stay at Wateree and more.

“This is actually a huge deal because I drive a two-door 2008 Scion, and it’s really difficult with having a three-year-old,” said Staci Farland, Team Shaw spouse. “It means a lot. I can’t thank everyone enough for this.”