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Rotary ready to raffle new cars for club funds

Provided to the TribuneSouth Tahoe High School cheerleaders attended the Rotary Club of South Lake Tahoe meeting Jan. 27 to help kick off the Rotary Club's car raffle. Flanked by cheerleaders are, from left, Dick Derby, club president; Carlos Leyva, general manager of Lake Tahoe Golf Course; Candice Williams, owner of Evans American Gourmet Cafe and The Cantina Bar & Grill; and Roger Pratt, car raffle chairman.

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – The Rotary Club of South Lake Tahoe is hosting its 12th annual car raffle. This fundraiser offers a chance to win one of three automobiles or $25,000 cash as the grand prize. Second prize is $1,000 cash. The cars up for grabs include a Toyota 4Runner, a Tacoma or a Prius, which are provided to the club by CardinaleWay of South Lake Tahoe.

To enter, purchase one or more tickets, which cost $50, from any Rotary Club of South Lake Tahoe member. A completed, numbered ticket stub will be entered in your name. The receipt portion, complete with coupons to redeem whether you win a car or not, will be returned to you with your ticket numbers. A maximum of 1,500 tickets will be sold, and of those, 25 tickets will be drawn on April 27. The finalists will be invited to a rotary-sponsored dinner on May 5. At the May 5 dinner, 25 keys will be drawn and only one key will open the vehicle. The other 24 finalists will be put into a drawing for a second prize of $1,000 cash.

You do not need to attend the dinner to win, as a proxy can attend for you or one will be appointed. Visit the club’s Web site at for more information.

When you purchase a raffle ticket, you’ll receive local offers including dining discounts from Evans American Gourmet Cafe, Blue Water Bistro, Tahoe Keys Deli and Pasaretti’s, as well as offers from Edgewood Tahoe and Lake Tahoe Golf Course.

Last year, this raffle raised about $45,000, which the club used to fund South Lake Tahoe Rotary scholarship programs and community projects including Coats for Kids, Christmas Cheer, Kid’s College, Sober Grad Night, student speech and music contests, CASA and the Drug Store Project, among others.

For information, contact Dick Derby at (530) 543-5841 or dderby@

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