CAP COM and the CAP COM Cares Foundation, have announced the launch of the 2019 BIG Benefit Raffle. Once a year, the credit union runs a two-month campaign offering a chance to win a grand prize of $10,000. Tickets, priced at $25 each, can be purchased by anyone. This year's raffle will run through May 31st or when tickets sell out. A maximum of 5,000 raffle tickets will be sold.
The BIG Benefit Raffle will raise a grand total of $125,000 and the funds are distributed in three ways. $26,000 will be awarded to nine ticket winners for cash prizes between $1,000 and $10,000; $10,000 will be awarded to the 2019 beneficiary, Make-A-Wish Northeast New York; and the remaining $89,000 will be distributed year-round through CAP COM Cares Foundation's local non-profit partners.
"Through this collaborative partnership with Make-A-Wish Northeast New York, CAP COM Cares Foundation has granted three children their wishes over the past three years. Avery, Evelyn and Colby (pictured) have all become part of the CAP COM family," noted Amanda Goyer, Director of Community Engagement, CAP COM. "We can't wait to help deliver another dream come true with the help of our credit union community through these ticket sales."
Founded in 1987, Make-A-Wish Northeast New York serves eligible wish kids and their families in the 15-county 518 and 838 area codes by granting their heartfelt wish. These wish experiences can be a game-changer for a child. Wishes are granted based on a referral process followed by a medical eligibility assessment. To receive a wish, the child must be between the ages of 2 1/2 and 18 and have been diagnosed with a critical illness that is progressive, degenerative, or a malignant condition that has placed the child's life in jeopardy.
"Thanks to corporate sponsors such as CAP COM Federal Credit Union and the CAP COM Cares Foundation, our Chapter is able to grant life-changing wishes that provide a lasting hope, strength and joy," said William C. Trigg, III, Chief Executive Officer of Make-A-Wish Northeast New York. "And that power of a wish extends beyond the individual wish kids and families: It impacts volunteers, donors, and even whole communities."
The cash prize drawing will be held June 12 at CAP COM's Financial Center, located at 4 Winners Circle, Albany. The $10,000 check will also be awarded to Make-A-Wish Northeast New York at this event. The annual BIG Benefit Raffle is one of three large CAP COM Cares fundraisers held annually.