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15th annual golf raffle fundraiser to benefit people with developmental disabilities

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Thu, Apr 17th 2014 11:00 am
Pictured, from left, are OUN Foundation Board President Peter Lovering, program participant Jackie Gayle, and former Lewiston Kiwanis Peach Queen Maggie Dorian.
Pictured, from left, are OUN Foundation Board President Peter Lovering, program participant Jackie Gayle, and former Lewiston Kiwanis Peach Queen Maggie Dorian.

Golf raffle fundraiser features trip to California

The Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara Foundation's 15th annual golf raffle is taking place Sunday, April 27, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Sanborn Fire Hall, 5811 Buffalo St. The event offers golf enthusiasts the chance to win more than $20,000 in men's and women's golf-related equipment and trips. All proceeds will benefit programs and services provided by Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities throughout Niagara County.

Upstate Pharmacy, WGRZ-TV Channel 2, Compu-Mail and Niagara Falls Coach Lines sponsor the event.

Admission includes a chance to win the main door prize, which features air travel for four to Palm Desert, Calif.; four nights suite lodging at Marriott's Shadow Ridge Resort; two half-day lessons at the Marriott Golf Academy; and two rounds of golf on the resort's course for the dates of Sep. 10-14, 2014. The trip is valued at more than $8,000. Ticket purchasers do not have to be present to win.

Tickets are $50 and include admission, dinner and a chance to win the grand prize trip and one of 10 major prizes, some of which include Callaway X2 Hot Irons, TaylorMade RBZ Irons, Tour Edge Reaction & Ladies Tour Edge full set of clubs and golf bags. Both men's and women's prizes will be featured along with left-handed clubs. The event also includes a cash bar, side raffle prizes and a 50/50 drawing.

Only 500 tickets are available. Those interested in purchasing tickets are encouraged to purchase in advance by calling Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara at 716-297-6400, ext. 335, or online at www.opportunitiesunlimited.org. Any tickets not sold during the presale period will be available on a first-come, first-served basis at the door, the day of the event.

The mission of the Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara Foundation is to provide a long-term source of financial support that ensures people with developmental disabilities have opportunities toward independence and integration within the community.

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