CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Ticket holders could win $10,000 or other cash awards and prizes in the McClaugherty Raffle to benefit the Clay Center and the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra.
"The raffle is a great opportunity to help provide educational and cultural opportunities for thousands of kids all across the state by simply buying a ticket," said Sarah Brown, raffle co-chairwoman.
Prizes will be awarded at a drawing party for ticket holders from 5:30 to 7 p.m. March 5 in the Clay Center grand lobby. The party will include free drinks and hors d'oeuvres.
Tickets are on sale now for $100 each, and only 1,000 tickets are available. Ticket holders do not have to be present at the drawing to win. To purchase a ticket, call 304-561-3521.
In addition to the grand prize, cash prizes of $2,000, $1,000 and three $500 prizes will be awarded.
Other prizes include season tickets to the WVSO, Clay Center Presents series and tickets to the symphony gala and to the annual Carnaval fundraiser. Stays at Snowshoe Mountain Resort and Café Cimino will be won, as will gift certificates to Pies & Pints, Ellen's Homemade Ice Cream, Josh Nibert Photography, Geraniums, Petit Jewelry, Young Floral and Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory.
Climb the steps
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. -- Teams and individuals will climb up and down stairs March 23 in a fundraising competition for the American Lung Association in West Virginia.
Participants in the Huntington Fight For Air Climb are asked to raise $100 to climb and $25 to register. The event takes place from 8 a.m. to noon at Marshall University's Joan C. Edwards Stadium, 2001 Third Ave.
"Whether climbing for a winning time or simply to cross the finish line in honor of someone with lung disease, this event is a great physical challenge," says Chaste Barclay, development manager for ALA in West Virginia. "Finishers will have a newfound respect for healthy lungs!"
All proceeds support the Lung Association's fight for lung health. A health fair and kids' fun zone will also be held.
Parking is available in the west lot of the stadium, which drivers can only access through 20th Street.
Manna Meal Ice Bowl
SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The fourth annual Kanawha Valley Ice Bowl disc golf tournament will begin with an 8 a.m. check-in Feb. 9 at Little Creek Park in South Charleston.
Nonperishable food items will be collected at the event for Manna Meal Inc., and 75 percent of the entrance fee will be donated to the Charleston soup kitchen. Food items needed are macaroni and cheese, canned soup, canned meats and canned fruits.
Entrance fee is $20. The first round is singles; the second round is seeded doubles. Lunch is included and will be served between the first and second rounds.