RAFFLE UPDATE: This Raffle has SOLD OUT
The drawing will occur on November 16, 2020.
This year, the raffle will launch on Monday, September 14, 2020 at 6am (CT). Only 5,000 tickets will be made available, 1 ticket for $75 and 3 tickets for $195.
Each ticket has a chance to with one of the following four prizes:
- Grand Prize: 1969 Beechcraft Musketeer Super III (N7679R)
- Second Prize: a PPL or Advanced Training Scholarship
- Third Prize: a Bose A20 aviation headset
- Fourth Prize: an 11-inch 512 GB iPad with Wi-Fi and cellular
PLUS a one-year subscription to ForeFlight Pro-Plus
In order to purchase tickets, return to this webpage and a link will be provided for you. Purchases can be made with any major credit card, no other forms of payment will be accepted.
Please send all raffle inquiries to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Grand Prize Details
Grand Prize: 1969 Beechcraft Musketeer Super III (N7679R)
This Beech Musketeer comes with a fresh annual inspection and a total new Garmin avionics upgrade including touchscreen 650XI GPS/NAV/COM, 2nd NAV/COM, audio panel, ADS-B In-Out transponder and digital attitude and horizontal situation indicators (G5s). 4,194 hours total time and 1,243 hours since major overhaul (2,000 hour TBO). With a 200-horsepower Lycoming engine, this is a true four-place plane. Perfect for student or IFR training, it will haul a heavy load – and it’s equipped for real IFR cross-country transportation. White exterior paint with brown trim – in excellent condition. Matching brown and tan interior. Participants are welcome to check it out at the Wings of Hope at Spirit of St. Louis Airport in Chesterfield, Mo.
Runner-up Prize Details
Second Prize: Private Pilots License or Advanced Training Scholarship
Valued at: $5,000
Four-year old Jarom was born with clubfeet. After months of casting and bracing, his local orthopedic doctor in Chattanooga, Tenn., said there was nothing more he could do and recommended the family seek a consultation with the experts at St. Louis Children’s Hospital. After initially driving seven hours one way for Jarom’s appointment, a family friend suggested Wings of Hope. Since then, we have flown Jarom and his mom to St. Louis 12 times. On his most recent visit, Jarom showed off his fantastic progress by running through our lobby!
100% of the proceeds from this airplane raffle support our mission of changing and saving lives through the power of aviation — thank you!
Things to keep in mind for the raffle
To purchase tickets, simply return to this page on Monday, September 14, at 6 a.m. Central Time. A link will be provided to process credit card payments. No other forms of payment will be accepted. We will not process any purchases over the phone – no exceptions; please do not call in to purchase tickets. Most concerns can be handled simply through email and we encourage you to contact us by email at email@example.com, however if you feel you need to talk with someone, contact us at (636) 537-1302. Due to the large volume of ticket sales, we will do our best to respond to your concerns in a prompt manner, however we are not responsible if you are unable to purchase tickets. Thank you for your consideration.
FAQs - Frequently Asked Questions
There are many factors that would prevent emails from making it into your inbox, but primarily the culprit is spam and junk mail filters intercepting your mail. Check your spam folder for your ticket number(s).
If you still don’t see them, no problem! Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and request to have your ticket numbers re-sent to you. It is important that you include your first and last name, your mailing address, and your email address so that we can properly identify you in the database.
The cost of a raffle ticket is not deductible as a charitable contribution. The IRS considers a raffle ticket to be a contribution from which you benefit. If you receive a benefit from making a donation, you can only deduct the amount of your donation that is greater than the value of the benefit you receive. The IRS explicitly prohibits deducting the cost of raffle tickets as a charitable contribution.
Link to IRS – Contributions From Which You Benefit
The raffle ticket numbers you receive are your transaction number, followed by the number of tickets you purchased. For example, if you bought one ticket and your number was this:
What it literally is, the transaction number followed by the number of tickets purchased. It helps to insert a hyphen like this: #75757575757-1.
Using the same example, three tickets are sold, they would look like this:
Using the same example, 10 or more tickets are sold, they would look like this:
In previous raffles, we simply sold tickets consecutively, however we would encounter technical issues during high traffic times.
Gallery: 1969 Beechcraft Musketeer Super III (N7679R)
NOTE: Photo taken prior to avionics upgrades.