OCO Launches ‘Bling, Fling & Swing’ Raffle

OSWEGO, NY – Here’s an opportunity to help the needy and have a chance to win prizes that promise to provide some bling, fling and swing!

Oswego County Opportunities is launching its “Bling, Fling and Swing” Raffle with three exciting prizes: a diamond/sapphire ring; an overnight getaway for two to Vernon Downs Casino; and Canyon Combo tickets for two from Wonderworks at Destiny USA.

Proceeds raised from the raffle will benefit OCO services and programs that address hunger needs in Oswego County.

“The first day of ticket sales will be on Saturday, April 5, during the OCO Retro Bowl fundraiser,” said OCO Executive Director Diane Cooper-Currier. “Every ticket sold that day, before the end of the Retro Bowl festivities, earns the ticket holder an entry into a special early-bird prize drawing to be held that day, at the end of the Retro Bowl. One lucky winner will receive a lottery ticket board!”

The name ‘Bling, Fling & Swing’ helps describe the prizes.

First prize is a sapphire and diamond ring, donated by Bridge Street Jewelers in Oswego.

Second prize is an overnight getaway for two at Vernon Downs Casino, donated by Vernon Downs Casino.

Third prize is two Canyon Combo tickets donated by Wonderworks at Destiny USA, redeemable for one canyon climb and admission to the Wonderworks experience.

Tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20. Only 300 tickets will be sold.

They are available at the OCO main office, 239 Oneida St., Fulton, and at the Midtown Plaza Office, lower level (next to Jo-Ann Fabrics), Oswego, starting April 7, during regular office hours.

Drawing for all prizes takes place at noon on May 15, at the OCO main office.

After the first and second prize drawings, the winning tickets are returned to the hat for the next prize drawing.

“This means you have more than one chance to win,” Cooper-Currier said.

Need not be present to win.

Winners will be notified by phone and/or email to claim their prize.

Must be 18 years of age or older to participate.

“There is a real need to help the hungry in Oswego County,” Cooper-Currier said. “As the community action agency for Oswego County, we strongly support this purpose because it aligns perfectly with OCO’s mission: to inspire partnerships and provide services that empower people, support communities and change lives.”

The 2014 OCO Retro Bowl is sponsored by “Making a Difference” Sponsor G&C Foods, and “Building Dreams” Sponsors NRG Oswego Harbor Power, LLC; Oswego County Federal Credit Union; POMCO; and the Walmart Foundation.