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Perkins fundraiser kicks off April 5 at fairgrounds

Alissa Widman Neese • Mar 29, 2014 at 7:10 PM

Perkins Schools is gearing up for its longtime athletic fundraiser, a reverse raffle with a grand prize of $10,000 waiting for one lucky participant.

This year’s 23rd annual raffle begins 5 p.m. April 5 at the Erie County Fairgrounds, with 300 people expected to attend.

Entry tickets cost $20 and include a dinner prepared by Outback Steakhouse and Danny Boys Italian Eatery, as well as a chance to purchase reverse raffle tickets to win cash and dozens of other prizes.

Want to go?

•WHAT: Perkins Athletic Booster Club Reverse Raffle

•WHEN: April 5; doors open 5 p.m., dinner is 6 p.m. and raffle is 7 p.m.

•WHERE: Erie County Fairgrounds, 3110 Columbus Ave., Sandusky

•COST: $20 per person for entry and dinner; to purchase, call John Losey at 419-656-0905 or Wayne Ramey at 419-202-8846

Anyone with a dinner ticket can also participate in 50/50 drawings, money board raffles and a giveaway of two trip vouchers.

The event typically sells out each year, so it’s best to pre-order dinner tickets, Perkins Schools athletic director Mike Strohl said.

Money collected benefits the Perkins Athletic Booster Club, to fund equipment and supply purchases for all Perkins Schools athletic programs, as well as eight annual student athlete scholarships for high school seniors.

“The Perkins Athletic Booster Club and their support is a major reason for our athletic success over the past several years,” Strohl said. “This hardworking and dedicated group is committed to providing for our students”

Several local businesses sponsor the event: Sandusky Steel and Supply Co., Coldwell Banker Routh Realty, Hermes-Parker Concrete, Bing Contractors, Home Brew Ohio, Ninke Lawn Service Inc., Travel Gallery, Snyder Collision, Northcoast Handyman Service, State Farm Insurance, Construction Equipment and Supply Co. and Hartung Title Agency.

For more information or to purchase tickets, call John Losey at 419-656-0905 or Wayne Ramey at 419-202-8846.

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