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Cougars Hold Successful Fund-Raiser Raffle

March 4, 2011

EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. - The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville wrestling team recently held a raffle as a fund-raiser for the program.

The program awarded prizes to 21 winners with the grand prize, a 2010 Buddy 49cc St. Tropez Scooter courtesy of Moto Italia, won by Julie Haskins of DuQuoin.

"(Julie) was ecstatic," SIUE Associate Head Coach Alan Grammer said. "That was a nice phone call to make."

Other prizes included a Giant hybrid bike, courtesy of The Cyclery; two rounds of golf at Oakbrook Golf Course, and more than $500 in gift certificates to area businesses.

Grammer said the team appreciated the participating businesses.

"The support from the local community was great," he continued. "We obviously couldn't have done any of this without them."

Raffle tickets sold for $25 each, and Grammer estimates that the team will make close to $1,000 from the sales.

"It worked out well for the team," Grammer said. "The feedback was great and people enjoyed it."

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