Ten Nonprofits Collect Prizes in American Tobacco’s 7th Triangle Christmas Tree Challenge

Trees Remain on Display Through January 1, 2017.

2016 Triangle Tree Challenge Winners

2016 Triangle Tree Challenge – 1st Place Winner – Coalition to Unchain Dogs

Ten area nonprofits came away with prizes as part of American Tobacco’s seventh annual Triangle Christmas Tree Challenge. The terrific tannenbaums will remain on display through January 1, 2017.

More than 50 nonprofits decorated Christmas trees at Diamond View Park in front of Aloft Downtown Durham hotel, most reflecting the important mission of each organization. You can view the trees here. Sponsoring this popular tradition were FOX 50, DPAC, Durham Bulls, WRAL Out & AboutWRAL.com and FHI360.

Online/Text/App Vote Winners:

  • 1st Place – $5,000 – #8 – Coalition to Unchain Dogs
  • 2nd Place – $2,500 – #47 – Saving Grace Animals for Adoption
  • 3rd Place – $1,000 – #11 – Hope Animal Rescue

Community Awards:

  • FHI 360 – American Tobacco Tenant Choice Award – $500 – #3 – Durham Rescue Mission
  • DPAC Community Star Award – #36 – DPAC Ticket Package Valued at $1500-$2000 – Durham Ballet Theatre
  • Fox 50 Community First Award – :30 PSA Values at $1,500 – #49 – Carolina Donor Services
  • Wool E Prime Cut Award – Use of the American Tobacco Suite at the Durham Bulls valued at $1,400 – #33- Alex’s Lemonade Stand
2016 Triangle Tree Challenge Winners

2016 Triangle Tree Challenge – Celebrity Award Winner – Bee Downtown

Celebrity Choice Awards:

  • Celebrity Choice Award – $1,000 –  #14 – Bee Downtown
  • Celebrity Choice Award – $1,000 – #13 – WinGs Inc.
  • Celebrity Choice Award – #4 – Habitat for Humanity of Durham

Special thanks to our sponsors FOX 50, WRAL.com, WRAL Out & About, Durham Bulls, FHI360, and DPAC.

The prize-winners were first announced during Sunday’s evening newscast on FOX 50, which also sponsored a broadcast campaign supporting the Tree Challenge.

Find out more about Tree Challenge, the prize winners and all the inspiring nonprofits at www.TriangleTreeChallenge.com.

Thanks to American Tobacco for this capcom story & to the Triangle Tree Challenge for these capcom photos.

SLIDESHOW:  2016 Triangle Tree Challenge Winners

 

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