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Tickets Available for $100,000 Illinois Sportsman�s Raffle

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
CONTACTS:
Chris McCloud
217-785-0075
Stacey Solano
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Tickets Available for $100,000 Illinois Sportsman�s Raffle
Illinois Conservation Foundation Raffle Benefits Youth Conservation Education
SPRINGFIELD, IL � Tickets are now available for the 2011 Illinois Conservation Foundation Sportsman�s Raffle with a $100,000 first-place prize.

Tickets for the raffle are $100 each. The grand prize of $100,000 will be presented at a drawing on Thursday, December 1, 2011.  Additional �early bird� prizes will be awarded for tickets drawn on August 4, September 1, October 6 and November 3, 2011.    

Proceeds from the 2011 Illinois Conservation Foundation Sportsman�s Raffle will support youth conservation education and outdoor recreation programs at the ICF�s Torstenson Family Youth Conservation Education Center in Pecatonica, Illinois.

�This raffle allows you the chance to win one of several fantastic cash prizes, but on a larger scale, you�re pledging your support to the development of the Torstenson Family Youth Conservation Education Center, a place where youth can gain an appreciation for the Prairie State�s vast natural resources,� said Mark Spangler, Illinois Conservation Foundation Executive Director.  �Your purchase of an ICF Sportsman�s Raffle ticket will help us achieve our goal of expanding youth conservation education opportunities.�

The 2011 Illinois Conservation Foundation Sportsman�s Raffle prizes to be awarded on Thursday, December 1 are:

Grand Prize -- $100,000
2nd Prize -- $10,000
3rd Prize -- $3,500
4th-18th Prizes -- $1,000
19th-27th Prizes -- $500

Raffle tickets are $100 each and are available online at www.ilcf.org and by mail at Illinois Conservation Foundation, One Natural Resources Way, Springfield, IL 62702-1271. 

The Illinois Conservation Foundation (ICF) � a 501 (c) (3) not for profit corporation � was established in 1994 to raise funds in support of programs of the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR).  All ICF and raffle funds are held in private accounts. 
 
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