FULTON, NY Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Oswego County OpportunitiesÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ Friends of OCO, have announced that the agency has begun selling tickets for their second annual Ã¢â‚¬ËœGolden Opportunities Drawing.’
The contest will provide community members with the opportunity to win a share of up to $10,000 – including a grand prize of $5,000.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“We are excited about offering the Ã¢â‚¬ËœGolden Opportunities DrawingÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ and are encouraged by the interest it is generating,Ã¢â‚¬Â said Cooper-Currier. Ã¢â‚¬Å“With the state and federal budget cuts we are dealing with and the increased demand for our services these are very challenging times.Ã‚Â Our Ã¢â‚¬ËœGolden Opportunities DrawingÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ will help us raise some much needed funds for our programs and make seven lucky winners very happy!Ã¢â‚¬Â
Cooper-Currier said that tickets for OCOÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Ã¢â‚¬ËœGolden Opportunities DrawingÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ are available from OCO employees and board members, as well at OCOÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s administrative office at 239 Oneida St., Fulton.
Ticket applications are also available on-line at www.oco.org
A limited number of 1,000 tickets will be sold with 7 winners receiving a share of the $10,000 payout.
In the event that fewer than 1,000 tickets are sold the prizes awarded will be equal to 50% of the total ticket sales.
The winning tickets will be drawn April 10 at OCOÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s offices as part of OCOÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Annual Bowl-A-Fun activities.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“With the community involvement that our Bowl-A-Fun enjoys and the excitement that the Ã¢â‚¬ËœGolden Opportunities DrawingÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ is generating we thought it would be appropriate to incorporate the two and make it an extra special event,Ã¢â‚¬Â added Cooper-Currier.
All proceeds from OCOÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Ã¢â‚¬ËœGolden Opportunities Drawing’ will be used to create an endowment to provide financial support as needed to the many human service programs that OCO offers.
In 2008, OCO provided crisis intervention, food, clothing, emergency shelter, housing, health care, job training, education, transportation and family support services to more than 24,000 people within Oswego County.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“I encourage community members to be a part of our Ã¢â‚¬ËœGolden Opportunities Drawing,Ã¢â‚¬â„¢ said Cooper-Currier. Ã¢â‚¬Å“Help us improve the quality of life in Oswego County by supporting the efforts of OCO. You could be one of our lucky winners and enjoy a share of $10,000 in prizes!Ã¢â‚¬Â
For more information, call 598-4717.
OCO is a private, non-profit agency that has been supporting communities throughout Oswego County since 1966 and touches the lives of more than 20,000 people annually.
OCO is a United Way of Greater Oswego County member agency.
For more information, visit www.oco.org