We work very hard to make each Rally4Kids a unique event, and due to health concerns brought on by the pandemic we had to cancel this year's event but hope to be able to bring it back in 2021. The Rally4Kids event is the largest fundraiser of the year for the United Boys & Girls Clubs, and we rely on those funds to provide hundreds of scholarships each year. While our community has slowed due to the pandemic, the work of the clubs has not stopped. As you may have recently seen on local press, many parents are relying on the clubs as a location for their children to attend school online in a safe and responsible manner that allows their parents to return to work. We never give up on our kids and our community so this year UBGC is introducing a fun and creative way to fundraise to support the kids.
Ever see a beautifully restored vintage pickup truck and think you'd love to have one? Well, here is your chance and be able to do so from the safety and comfort of your own home. We are excited to raffle off this beautiful 1956 GMC truck valued at $60,000. Tickets are $150.00 each and the drawing will be limited to 1000 tickets, so your chances to win are higher than you would normally see. If you'd like to see it in person, the truck will be on display at Milpas Motors. The funds from this raffle will provide scholarships for youth to attend the full-day Community Learning Centers at four locations in Santa Barbara County.
The Clubs' primary focus will be on education and, in essence, mirror the school schedule. Working with our Club Directors and the school districts, we will identify the kids with the highest need and provide academic support, physical activity, and free meals between the hours of 8 am-3 pm. The fee is $150 a week, and we hope to raise funds to provide scholarships to over 100 youth. Five Club locations include Carpinteria, Downtown Santa Barbara, Westside, Goleta, and Lompoc. We believe that education and mentoring should not be contingent on the ability to pay, and our goal is to provide scholarships at each site, so every child has an opportunity to attend.
Now, here is the fine print. We are committed to selling no less than 600 tickets. In the case that 600 tickets are not sold, the raffle will turn into a 50/50 drawing. The prize will be 50% of the money from raffle ticket sales, and UBGC retains the other 50%. Any person receiving this prize is responsible for paying all applicable local and state taxes, title and license.
The drawing date will be Thursday, November 12th at 6:00 p.m. on Facebook Live (https://www.facebook.com/unitedbg)
This is an excellent opportunity to give back to the children in our community and win a new ride for the 2021 Rally4Kids.
Monte & Maria Wilson
Disclaimer: We are committed to selling no less than 600 tickets. In the case that 600 tickets are not sold, the raffle will turn into a 50/50 drawing. The prize will be 50% of the money from raffle ticket sales, and UBGC retains the other 50%. Any person receiving this prize is responsible for paying all applicable local and state taxes, title and license.