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CUSD Foundation raffle prizes on Saturday

• $4,500 cash, prizes offered in Ceres Unified School District Foundation fundraiser

CUSD Foundation raffle prizes on Saturday

Del Ambriz, manager of Cost Less Foods in Ceres, hands Julie Martin, CUSD Foundation representative, a donation of $500 of grocery certificates to be used as one of nine prize packages for the CUSD...

POSTED May 1, 2013 3:16 p.m.

Four cash prizes totaling $4,500 and five prize packages valued at $500 or more are up for raffle at this year's Ceres Street Faire. The Ceres Unified School District Foundation's 6th annual Fundraising Campaign kicked off this past January in an effort to raise money to support a wide variety of school activities and events at every school.

Proceeds from each ticket stay in the Ceres community. Unlike other fundraising activities, in which up to 50 percent of the proceeds are returned to the vendor providing the product, 100 percent of all proceeds of this raffle are available for Ceres schools.

School activities that will be supported by raffle proceeds include; outdoor education camp, sober grad night, band camp, field trips, teacher mini grants and more.

The cash prizes and the five prize packages were donated by local businesses and community groups.
Cash prizes include:

• $2,500 cash prize, funded by Bank of West;
• $1,000 cash prize, funded by Ceres Rotary;

• Two $500 cash prizes, funded by West America Bank.
Prize packages valued at $500 or more in the raffle include:

• Outdoor gas barbeque grill donated by Lowe's of Turlock;
• Casino and dining package donated by Black Oak Casino;
• Grocery package donated by Cost Less Foods ;
• Wal-Mart gift card funded by Diamond Bar Arena;
• Fuel package funded by E.R. Vine & Sons.

Raffle tickets will be available at the Ceres Street Faire on Saturday, May 4 at the Ceres Unified School District Foundation booth until 1:30 p.m. The raffle prize drawing will take place at approximately 2 p.m., on the main stage of Whitmore Park.

Each $5 raffle ticket donation is tax-deductible.

Donations may be sent to the CUSD Foundation, P.O. Box 307, Ceres, CA 95307. For more information on the CUSD Foundation visit



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