Missouri, Illinois Harley dealers launch raffle to help flood victims


Bootheel Harley-Davidson and Black Diamond Harley-Davidson are kicking off a fundraiser to raise money for victims of recent flooding from the Mississippi River cresting in Illinois and Missouri.

Bootheel Harley-Davidson in Scott City, Mo., and Black Diamond Harley-Davidson in Marion, Ill. will sell raffle tickets for a chance to win a new 2011 Harley Davidson motorcycle. Tickets cost $10 for one or $20 for four. Ticketholders must be present July 2 to win.

The goal is to raise $40,000 in 40 days. All proceeds will go to flood victims in Southeast Missouri and Southern Illinois, according to KFVS.

Oher prizes include a week stay at a timeshare in Daytona Beach and a gift basket valued at $250.

Both dealerships will accept items such as nonperishable food, blankets and personal hygiene products for the American Red Cross to distribute to victims. Teddy bears will also be sold for a minimum donation of $5 and given to children displaced by the floods.

For more information, contact Jason Butler, Bootheel Harley-Davidson, at 573-334-7716 or Jeremy Pinkston, Black Diamond Harley-Davidson, at 618-997-4577.

Posted by Holly Wagner

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