The Puyallup South Hill Rotary recently lost its signature fundraising event after the lot the group used to park vehicles on during the Washington State Fair was sold.
Now the group is hosting The Gold and Silver Raffle in hopes of establishing a new signature fundraiser — all while helping local displaced families.
“Our primary organization is Helping Hand House, they will find the families in need for us,” said Rotary president Rick Hansen. “Through them and other organizations, we will help local families in need.”
In addition to helping families in need, the money raised will also go toward student scholarships and other projects backed by the Puyallup South Hill Rotary.
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The event offers chances to win gold and silver in a $10,000 reverse raffle. First prize is $9,000 in gold and silver. Other prizes include $250 for the first, 250th, 500th and 750th tickets drawn.
The event is slated for 6:30 p.m. April 9 at the Pioneer Park Pavilion, 330 South Meridian.
“A maximum of only 1,000 tickets will be sold,” Hansen said. “So the odds of winning are very favorable.”
According to Hansen, ticket holders do not have to be present to collect their winnings.
“This is the first time we have sponsored a raffle of this type, and we are excited that the tickets are selling so quickly,” Hansen said. “We are looking forward to putting these funds to work in projects in our local community.”
Tickets are $50 each and can be purchased from any member of the club or by contacting Hansen at (253) 380-2663 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional information is also available on the club’s website at www.southhillrotary.org.
“Think of it as giving a gift to your community,” Hansen said. “The odds are even greater than winning the lotto.”