Millions for Tucson raffle to raise funds for local charities - Tucson News Now

Millions for Tucson raffle to raise funds for local charities

Grand Prize in the Millions for Tucson raffle. (Source: Jim Click Automotive) Grand Prize in the Millions for Tucson raffle. (Source: Jim Click Automotive)
Jim Click Jr at Reid Park event. (Source: Tucson News Now) Jim Click Jr at Reid Park event. (Source: Tucson News Now)
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

In a challenge to greater Tucson charities, automotive dealer Jim Click Jr announced the launch of a new raffle which has the potential to raise millions for local charities in 2017.  

100,000 raffle tickets will be issued to eligible non-profit organizations to sell, free of charge. They will get to keep 100 percent of the funds they raise from selling the tickets, to support their services and programs.  

"I could not be prouder of the charities in our community who do so many good things for our fellow citizens," said Click. "They all do tremendous work in giving back to those in need and in fulfilling a critical role in our community. That's why the Click family is honored to be able to give back to them and to the community through the Millions for Tucson Raffle." 

There is an additional spin to this raffle, not only will there be the grand prize (a 2017 Ford Explorer Platinum), there will also be a second and third prize.  

Second prize will be two first-class airline tickets to anywhere in the world (some restrictions apply), and a third prize of $5,000 in cash are also part of the raffle. 

This is the latest in a series of charity raffles, called Millions for Tucson that Jim Click has organized over the last 10 years. These raffles have so far helped raise $5 million for local charities.  According to a recent release, the last two raffles alone raised just over $1 million each year, with all of it going to local charities. 

The 2017 raffle was launched on Thursday, March 2 at an event at Reid Park Zoo, with a personal challenge to local charities to participate.

Eligible 501(c)(3) organizations will be issued their tickets, and they are being encouraged to sell as many tickets as they can before the Dec. 8, 2017 deadline. Tickets are $25 each, or are five for $100.  

Winners will be chosen at a drawing on Dec. 14.  

"This year's raffle will be even more exciting with the introduction of a second and third prize, in addition to the Ford Explorer Platinum, and we are looking forward to making this the best raffle on record," said Click. 

Eligible non-profit organizations wishing to participate in the fundraising campaign can make arrangements to pick up their tickets by contacting the Millions for Tucson Raffle management team at (520) 342-5210 or via email at jimclickraffle@russelpublic.com.

For more information about the raffle go online to www.millionsfortucson.org 

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