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Giving Project launches 'Ticket to Ride' campaign benefiting Fantastic Friends of WNY

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Thu, Jun 11th 2020 11:25 am

Donors can enter to win a Vanderhall sponsored by PLB Sports & Entertainment, creator of ‘Flutie Flakes’

The Giving Project has teamed up with Fantastic Friends of WNY for a sweepstakes where they will be giving away a 2020 Vanderhall Carmel Blackjack, sponsored by PLB Sports and Entertainment (PLBSE) the inventor of “Flutie Flakes.” PLBSE saw an opportunity to help give back to the Western New York community, which made the cereal famous, by joining the “Ticket to Ride” campaign.

Fantastic Friends of WNY is headquartered in Western New York, offering diverse social and life-skill programming and opportunities for individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities of all ages to develop to the best of their ability. The “Ticket to Ride” campaign will support their new culinary and laser art programs.

Former Buffalo Bills quarterback Doug Flutie founded the Doug Flutie Foundation for Autism in 1998 in honor of his son, Doug Jr., who was diagnosed with the disease at the age of 3. PLBSE gained national recognition with the launch of “Flutie Flakes.” The cereal was an instant hit and went a long way in supporting Doug’s cause. Learn more at flutieflakes.com.

“We are thrilled to support The Giving Project in benefiting Fantastic Friends of WNY,” PLBSE President Ty Ballou said. “We have a tremendous fondness for all Bills fans and people of Western New York that have made the Flutie Flakes brand such a success. It is great for us to be able to give back.”

Fantastic Friends President Debbie Cordone said she is thrilled to launch the “Ticket to Ride” campaign: “I am so grateful to our sponsors PLB Sports and Entertainment, Vanderhall USA, and Kustom Works for making this campaign possible. The culinary and laser art programming has been in the works for so long, so our board is excited to raise the funds necessary to bring it to fruition.”

The winner will be chosen Aug. 31, will become the owner of a 2020 Vanderhall Carmel Blackjack and receive a $2,500 Vanderhall USA gift card donated by Vanderhall USA for accessories for their new ride. The winner will also have a cash prize option of $18,000 if they choose to not receive the Vanderhall.

This sweepstakes is limited to New York residents who can enter at https://givingproject.com/campaign/win-a-vanderhall/.

Learn more about Fantastic Friends of WNY at fantasticfriendswny.org.

The Giving Project was founded in 2017 by Joseph Castle to help charities in local communities raise awareness through incentivized charitable giving. The organization works with charities, businesses and sponsors in order to create a movement of giving through sweepstakes, events and recognition. Learn more at givingproject.com.

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