Well another PHW/CFR Raffle has come and gone. A huge THANK YOU to everybody who participated, in the raffle, either thru buying tickets, donating cash and prizes or administratively. These raffles don’t run themselves and we could never pull them off successfully without everybody’s support.
We drew the winning name at the Southern Sierra Fly Fishers Club’s annual Rendezvous on Saturday night. And yes there were plenty of witnesses…. about 60. The winner was Bill from Tonawanda New York. Name sound familiar? It should, Bill also won the raffle last year. When you figure the amount of tickets last year and this year, makes you wonder what the odds of winning in consecutive years are? But, to Bill’s credit he bought more than his fair share of tickets. He is a great supporter.
Not only is he a strong supporter of our raffle, he is a wounded warrior himself and works with PHW. Thank you Bill for your service & sacrifice to our country, and time you spend with PHW. Oh, did I mention Bill had a minor mishap at their PHW outing last weekend and broke his 5 weight? Well, guess what weight Bill decided to have built?
This year, with everybody’s support we raised $4600 to be split between PHW & CFR. Reached the $4000 goal and then some.
While Bill may have won the prize package, the real winners are all of us. We get the opportunity to support two fantastic charities that do amazing work. There is nothing better than reading stories of how the retreats affected the lives of the participants. I have got to attend one of these retreats/ events. What a rush it must be to see a participant’s eyes light up as they just let it all go and enjoy the moment.
Again Thank You to all and keep an eye on the horizon as another raffle will probably rear its head next year.
Until next time my friends,