Team Josie

    Josie Alise Greenwood, daughter of VG Online Consultant Joe Greenwood and the grandniece of VG Founder/Publisher Alan Greenwood, lost her battle with leukemia in ’07 at the age of 3.
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    The Annual Team Josie Relay for Life Raffle

    › › First prize winner: Jack Hazelwood from Cartersville, Georgia. Second prize winner: Mark Rhodes from Spokane, Washington. 2018 raffle is now closed. Watch for next year’s raffle to begin in April 2019.

    Josie was born July 18, 2003, in Grand Forks, North Dakota, the daughter of Nancy and Joseph Greenwood. She loved to dance and sing, put on make-up, ride bike with her sisters, attend preschool at Saint Mary’s Project Kids, play lovingly with her many young friends, wrestle her dad, snuggle with her mom, visit her grandparents to feed the horses on the farm, and watch football with her extended family. Josie lost her battle with leukemia the day after Easter in ’07 at the age of 3.

    Each year, VG sponsors the Team Josie Raffle in her memory. Find information on the sponsors, previous winners, and more below. Every penny we raise goes to the American Cancer Society!

    FIRST PRIZE: Reverend Pete Anderson PA-1 guitar in natural finish and a Carr Amplifiers Raleigh in gray and Fawn Slub. A prize package valued at $3,349.
    Winner: Jack Hazelwood from Cartersville, Georgia.

    The Reverend 10th anniversary Pete Anderson PA-1 has laminated-maple back and sides with a laminated spruce top and three-piece Korina neck with Blackwood Tek fingerboard with 12″ radius. Other features include a Bigsby B-70 with roller bridge and proprietary Uni-Brace to control feedback and enhance sustain, durability, and clarity.
    The Carr Raleigh is a 3-watt combo with two 12AX7s and an EL-84 that run through a Eminence Lil’ Buddy 10″ hemp-cone speaker. Controls include Volume, Tone Clean/Overdrive toggle switch, and Master Volume for everything from glassy ’60s blackface tones to juicy, sustained overdrive.

    SECOND PRIZE: Reverend Buckshot in cream finish, valued at $1,079.
    Winner: Mark Rhodes from Spokane, Washington.

    The Reverend Buckshot has a Korina body and 25.5″-scale roasted-maple neck with Blackwood Tek fingerboard, Greasy T pickup at the bridge, and a Revtron pickup in the neck position. Other features include Volume and Tone controls, three-way switch, and Bass Contour control.

    Special thank you to the 2018 Team Josie Relay for Life Raffle co-sponsors:

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    Team Josie participates in the Relay for Life in Grand Forks, North Dakota.

    “A heartfelt thank-you to all who purchased tickets in VG’s annual Team Josie Relay for Life Raffle! A special thank-you to Reverend and Carr Amps for their generous prizes and to our co-sponsors – Swart Amplifier, Electro-Harmonix, and Southworth Guitars. Together, we raised over $16,200!

    “Each year, Vintage Guitar sponsors Team Josie in the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life, in memory of my grandniece and the daughter of VG Online Consultant Joe Greenwood, who lost her battle with leukemia in ’07 at the age of 3.

    “The majority of the money is generated each year via a raffle for ‘Josie’ gear offered by our generous advertisers. This is an important charity for us and, to date it has raised more than $132,000. Every penny we raise goes to the charity.”

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    Alan Greenwood, Founder/Publisher VG mag.

    Previous Team Josie Raffle Winners

    2017 First Prize winner: Brett McDavid of Fort Collins, CO with a John Page Classic AJ Rosewood and Black Wing The Crow head and 2×12 cab – a prize package valued at $4,567!
    Troy Cook’s wife, Julie, bought a ticket in the 2017 Vintage Guitar Team Josie Relay for Life Raffle as a gift for his 60th birthday, and she proved lucky when Troy’s name was drawn as the winner of the John Page Classic Ashburn Special. “I was so excited, like a 13-year-old!” Troy said. “I wanted my birthday to not be about me, so I asked for presents that could benefit others, too. This was one she came up with. I won the guitar and in the wife department!”
    Brian Lovely with his John Page Classic Ashburn
    Christopher Burke with his John Page Classic Ashburn

    Winners will be drawn at random. Prizes are not transferable or assignable and they are not redeemable for cash. All winners outside the continental United States are responsible for shipping costs. All winners are responsible for the payment of any and all taxes and/or licenses and/or other related local, State, Federal fees that may apply to such winnings. Taxes on prizes are solely the responsibility of the winners. Vintage Guitar magazine reserves the right to replace the advertised prize(s) with a prize of equal or greater value if the advertised prize(s) is/are no longer available. Vintage Guitar reserves the right to identify winners in all VG media.