Are you scrambling to find tickets for the Ravens' playoff game this weekend in light of Ray Lewis' retirement announcement?
The Timonium Optimist Club is raffling off a pair of side-by-side playoff tickets tonight, Jan. 2 at the Green Turtle in Hunt Valley. The Green Turtle is located at 118 Shawan Road.
Ravens fans are invited to show up at 6 p.m. The drawing will take place around 8:30 p.m.
Are you ready for the good news? Only 500 raffle tickets are being printed. The better news? I'm being told that there are still close to 200 tickets left. The best news? The money raised from the fundraiser will benefit youth programs and scholarships for graduating high school seniors that are supported by the club.
Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the Green Turtle tonight. Find out more, and other ways to enter here.
If the Ravens win this weekend, all of the names are placed back into the proverbial hat for a drawing next where the winner could take home $300. The original plan was to keep drawing for playoff tickets, although home field advantage proved too tall an order for beleaguered Baltimore.
The Timonium Optimists raffled off tickets to eight regular season games this year, culminating into the group's "biggest fundraiser," according to past president Bruce Robinson.
"The seats are in the upper level close to the center of the eastern end zone (Section 513, Row 14, Seats 1 and 2). The view of the field is good, plus the seats are on the Light Rail side of the stadium," according to the club's website.
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