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Raffle and fishing contest help support local non-profit

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MADISON (WKOW) -- Now that spring is underway and with summer right around the corner, if you enjoy fishing, this is your season.

On Wednesday, Jason Beloungy and Mike Watson stopped by Wake Up Wisconsin to talk about a unique fundraising event.

Reel Access to Real Independence is a six-month fundraising raffle and fishing contest which begins the first Saturday in May.

Money raised will benefit Access to Independence, which provides resources, services and advocacy to people with any type of disability, and of all ages.

The fundraiser runs May 6 through October 27.  People who wish to participate will need to buy at least a $10 ticket,  which will get them:

  • Entered into the raffle drawing for prizes at the end of the season they bought the ticket (Spring, Summer, or Fall seasons are two months each, and will each have a prize drawing)
  • Entered into the grand prize drawing ($1,000), which will be held on November 1, 2017
  • Entered into the fishing contest for the season they bought the ticket (Spring, Summer, or Fall seasons are two months each), for one of 4 fish species – cash prizes for each fish, each season, starting at $50
  • A card for a free 1-year membership to the online fishing club called www.fishwithme.net

Click on the video link above for more information.

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