ROCK SPRINGS — The Wyoming Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Wyoming is selling Pigskin Madness Raffle Tickets, a $20 game of chance. Each ticket has seven chances to win each of the 17 weeks of the professional football season.
Each raffle ticket is assigned four randomly selected professional football teams for each of the 17 weeks of the regular-season play. At the end of each week, the team scores on a ticket are added together, and the tickets with the highest and lowest scores will win more than $500 in cash prizes.
Organizers invite the public to follow along with the excitement of national football and cheer for different teams each week. One ticket could potentially be worth thousands of dollars in winnings and no skill or knowledge of football is required so everybody can participate by buying a ticket, according to a press release.
Tickets can be purchased from any Wyoming Law Enforcement Torch Run officer, Special Olympics Wyoming area director, local coordinator or from the Special Olympics Wyoming office by filling out and submitting the order form found on www.specialolympicswy.org.
All raffle ticket stubs and payments must be received at the Special Olympics Wyoming office by 5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3, to be included in the weekly winnings.
ABOUT THE TORCH RUN
The Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics is a grassroots fundraiser and public awareness vehicle. At its most basic level, the torch run is an actual running event, in which officers and athletes run the Flame of Hope to the opening ceremonies of Special Olympics competitions and state and national games. Annually, more than 85,000 dedicated, compassionate and volunteer law enforcement officers participate in the torch run throughout 35 nations, 12 Canadian provinces and 50 U.S. states, raising more than $58 million for local Special Olympics programs in 2017 and over $733 million since its inception in 1981.