The Pocahontas County Youth Football League Wants To Light Up the Night, But They Need Your Help

Marlinton, WV – “Hi I’m Benjamin Dunz, number 25 on the Peanut football team. Please buy a $50 Raffle ticket to support Pocahontas Youth football. See you on July 23rd”.

The Pocahontas County Youth Football League wants to install lighting at the football field adjacent to the Marlinton Elementary School. The League is sponsoring the “Warrior Wampum Raffle”, a fundraiser to help pay the cost of this project. The raffle will be held on the 23rd of July at the Marlinton Municipal Park from 3 pm to 7 pm.

The tickets are $50 each and there is a limit of 3,000. The Grand prize is a 2011 Chevrolet Camaro. Brad Dunz, President of the League says that is just one of the prizes.

“There’s over $60,000 in prizes and you do not need to be present to win” he says. “And each ticket is eligible for multiple prizes. So each ticket can win more than once.”

Dunz says they will be giving something away every ten minutes with the biggest prizes at the top of each hour.

“The drawings are held every ten minutes from 3 o’clock to 7” says Dunz. “The bigger prizes are drawn on the hour. At 3 o’clock is a Carbide 150 cc electric go-cart, at 4 o’clock is a John Deere 100 series riding lawn mower, at 5 o’clock is a 2011 Clipper 806 Pop Up Camper, 6 o’clock is a Suzuki King Quad 400 ATV 4×4, and at 7 o’clock is the 2011 Chevy Camaro. But they will be holding drawings every ten minutes.”

Dunz says that in addition to the big prizes, a number of great “smaller” prizes will also be available.

“Some of the other drawings is a Dell Lap Top Computer, $500 Gift Certificate from Grand Home Furnishings, a $500 dollar Wal-Mart Gift Certificate, a 55″ LCD TV. Apple I-Pod Touch Gift Pack, there a couple different rifles, real nice rifles, at 5:50, [and] $1,000 cash” says Dunz. “There’ll be a $5,000 cash drawing at 6:50.”

Dunz wants to encourage everybody to participate, whether they have a child or not,

“You might be a grandpa or grandma and you don’t have kids in the area” he says. “If you could help support with this raffle it would be really helpful and who knows you might win a car in the process or a lawn mower.”

Lighting this field will benefit more than just the Youth Football League. Dunz sees nothing but benefit for everyone, whether it is using the field as a walking track or for other events, having a large, well lit venue in the down town area has a lot of potential for the entire community. Eventually, tickets will be available through out the county. For now Dunz says a few people are already selling them.

“You can see Cynthia Kelly at Pocahontas Pharmacy will have some, Jennifer Buzzard at School Daze, Theresa Cloker at H & C Country Mart, will have them” he says.

You can also look for the Youth Football Tent at the Great Greenbrier River Race, local businesses displaying the “Warrior Wampum Raffle” signs, parents of the players and at the Dunking Booth during Pioneer Days.

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