The Weyburn Humane Society has a few fundraisers on the go, as do many non-profit organizations. However, none are quite as big as the 'Save a Dog, Drive a Bronco' raffle fundraiser.
That's right, they're raffling off a 2023 Ford Bronco Big Bend pickup truck valued at $45,758.64. That's just the first draw prize, too. The winner of the second draw will get $3,000 cash, and the third draw winner will receive $2,000.
"We are trying to raise funds to build a new shelter and we do quite a few fundraisers and they bring in smaller amounts, but we needed to do something bigger," explained Fundraising Committee Co-Chair, Naomi Happy. "So actually somebody on the board presented this idea to us and we talked about it and we decided that we would go ahead and do this, and so far it's been going really well."
She said there are only 2,000 tickets available at $100 per ticket.
"We have them available right at the shelter or you can contact me at 306-861-2362," she shared. "We are setting up at various places, and we'll announce on our Facebook page usually a couple days in advance, but we might pop up one day and just announce that morning type thing."
Happy said they were set up at Pet Valu Weyburn on Saturday, during a Puppy Adoption event.
"We were at Wholesale as well and we were selling mini donuts and that went over really well, and ticket sales went over well on the weekend as well," she noted.
The tickets will be sold until August 25th, 2023 at 11:59 p.m.
"The draw is taking place on August 26th at Great Plains Ford at 1:00 p.m., anybody is welcome to attend. We're working on planning a barbeque event around the draw for that day, and we'll have more details on that coming up."
Find the full contest rules and details HERE.