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Winner of Fly/Cruise and Spend Raffle Announced

Whitehorse, YT

December 30, 2013

The winner of the Big Brother Big Sister raffle – Fly/Cruise & Spend was drawn December 29th. The lucky winner is Renate Schmidt of Whitehorse ticket  #0156 .

The ticket was purchased at Murdochs and was drawn from a total of 1585 tickets sold by BBBS of Yukon over the past several months. When contacted about her win, Renate stated ” it's unbelievable – I never thought I would win”.  Upon claiming her prize package, she generously donated a portion of her winnings back to the organization.

This is the third year in a row that the raffle has been held and Executive Director Harold Sher was quick to point out that “the success of the raffle is due to the generosity of major sponsors such as Air North and Holland America and the public who has supported the raffle through purchasing the $10 tickets.” He went on to say that “people seem to like the fact that the ticket is affordable, supports a great cause and think the prize package (valued at over $10,000) is pretty exciting”. Thanks also go to all ticket sellers and retail establisments that permitted sales on site including Superstore, Canadian Tire, Liquor Store, Extra Foods, Jave Connection and The Barber Shoppe.

The next big fund raising event for Big Brothers Big Sisters is the 25th  Anniversary of Bowl for Kids Sake which will be held in April of 2014.  All funds raised support mentoring programs for children in both Community based matches and In-School Mentoring matches as well as small group mentoring programs such as Go Girls and Game On.

For more information contact:

Harold Sher

Executive Director

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Yukon

gmail.com  668-7911


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