EPCC’s Foundation Department will be raffling a brand new 2016 Ford F-150. The raffle will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., on Sept. 22. The ticket purchase deadline is Sept. 9.
The raffle will be held at the “Fajitas and Margaritas Fundraiser” event at the EPCC ASC Building B behind the Fountains at Farah.
For more information, potential participants may contact Resource and Development Executive Director Dr. Dolores Gross at (915) 831-6484, or Perla Renteria at (915) 831-6936.
“The Foundation Board members, specifically Bob Snow, the Foundation Board Vice-Chairman, thought of the idea of approaching Casa Ford. Casa Ford, generously, donated a large portion of the truck.
A large portion of the proceeds of the raffle will go toward student scholarships,” said Gross.
Tickets are $100, and will be available at every EPCC cashier’s office. The raffle is open to the entire community.
Participants are not required to have a license and do not have to be present in order to win.
Only 300 tickets will be available for purchase.
The limited ticket availability gives participants a better chance of winning.
There is no limit to the amount of tickets one participant may purchase.
The purpose of the raffle is to raise scholarship money for EPCC students.
Thanks to the Casa Ford’s donation, the EPCC Foundation has raised $15,000 in scholarship money.
“The board members are very excited to provide this as an opportunity to raise unrestricted funds for student scholarships,” said Gross.
The raffle will be the first raffle the EPCC Foundation has held.
“We worked with marketing and accounting, and they both have been really helpful,” said Resource Development Assistant Perla Renteria.
The objective of the raffle is to attract members of the community to EPCC’s "Fajitas and Margaritas Fundraiser."
The winner of the raffle will be contacted by the EPCC Foundation.
She/he will also be posted on the Foundation’s website, which may be accessed through the EPCC homepage.
“The Foundation Board would absolutely like to do this again. It’s a good opportunity for someone to win a very nice vehicle and support scholarships at the same time,” said Gross. “We hope people get a ticket while we still have them. We really want to encourage students, faculty and staff to participate.”