Hilltopper Athletic Foundation Kicks Off Big Red Vette Raffle

Bowling Green, Ky. — The Hilltopper Athletic Foundation has officially kicked off Big Red Vette Raffle XII, and tickets for this year’s event are now on sale.

Since 1994, the Corvette raffle has generated over $1.4 million to benefit scholarship funding for Western Kentucky University student-athletes. Each year, over 14,000 tickets are sold, with this year’s winner receiving either a brand new 2005 red Corvette or $30,000 in cash. The grand prize drawing will be held at halftime of the Hilltoppers’ final regular season home football game on Saturday, Nov. 5 at L.T. Smith Stadium/Jimmy Feix Field against Northern Iowa. Micky Strader, of Greenville, Ky., won last year’s event.

Tickets, at $10 each, can be purchased on-line at www.wkusports.com, in person at the HAF office on the first level of E.A. Diddle Arena, or by calling (270) 745-5321. 2005 event sponsors also have tickets available at the following locations: BB&T (all Bowling Green locations), Best Value Inn, Campbell Chevrolet, Chase Bank (formerly Bank One), Gerald Printing, General Motors Corvette Plant, Ginger Cleary State Farm, Hampton Inn (Scottsville Rd. location), Holland, Inc., Lube Express, Becky Loyall State Farm (Hodgenville), Mansfield Chevrolet (Russellville), National Corvette Museum, Party 1 Superstore, Patty Dillard State Farm, Southern Foods, Tender Touch Auto Wash, the offices of Drs. Hewitt, Davis, Fee & Lyons, U.S. Bank (all Bowling Green locations), Vette City Liquors, WAKY Sign Company, Woosley Brothers Painting.

STAR 100.7 and Independent Field Services are also sponsoring the event.

— WKU —