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Wiregrass virtual raffle raises 10k for students

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Pictured: Steve and Cheryl Sumner were the grand prize winners of the Wiregrass Foundation Clicks and Picks Virtual Fundraiser. The event raised $10,000 to assist students.

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Valdosta, GA.  Wiregrass Foundation South hosted the first-ever Online Reverse Raffle in November.  The college’s annual “Corks and Forks” event was cancelled this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic and was replaced with a fun and exciting way to support students attending Wiregrass Georgia Technical College.  The Clicks and Picks virtual raffle raised $10,000 to support students at Wiregrass.

A total of 150 tickets were sold with a chance at winning a $5,000 grand prize.   The daily drawings were held and live-streamed on the Wiregrass Facebook event page.  In addition to the grand prize, the 2nd place prize was ahalf day hunt at the Langwood Plantation.  The 3rd place prize was a four day and three-night stay in Apalachicola, Florida. The 2nd and 3rd place prizes was drawn directly before the grand prize on the last day of the raffle.  Other prizes included a $100 prize each day of the raffle, a Steel’s Jewelry Gift Card, Valdosta Main Street Downtown Dollars, a 306 North Gift Card, a Jessie’s Restaurant and Catering Gift Card, and a Covington’s Gift Card. The grand prize winners were Steve and Cheryl Sumner of Ray City.  Dr. Tommy Hobby won the quail hunt at Langwood donated by Bill & Beverly Langdale, and 3rd place prize went to Chuck Roberts with a beach trip donated by Johnny and Susan Dukes. 

“This was our first virtual fundraiser and it was well received and supported,” shared Crissy Staley, Wiregrass Executive Director for Fundraising.  “We appreciate everyone who purchased a ticket and to our prize donors who helped make this event possible.”  The Wiregrass Foundation supports Wiregrass students through scholarship opportunities, textbook assistance for students, support for GOAL nominees and finalist, equipment and supplies for programs, and program expansions.  To donate to the Wiregrass Foundation, please contact Crissy Staley at 229-333-2124 or crissy.staley@wiregrass.edu.