heitkamp_moore-web.jpgThe Comet Athletic Club is sponsoring its ninth annual Sportsmen’s Raffle to raise academic scholarships for the student athletes of Mayville State University. A total of 60 guns will be raffled at an event planned for Saturday evening, August 29, 2015. Ticket holders will have a one-in-ten chance of winning a gun, and need not be present to win. Raffle tickets are on sale now for $100 each.

The $100 ticket buys a chance to win a gun and admission to the raffle event that will be held at the Mayville (N.D.) Armory on August 29. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. Dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m., and the 60-gun giveaway will begin at 7:00 p.m. The evening will include door prizes, cash bar, and many side raffles.

“This year’s raffle event will again feature a fabulous sound and light show by HB Sound & Light,” said Mark Kloster, Comet Athletic Club president, “and those who attend will be entertained by the antics of emcees Tom Moe and Mike Bakken. You won’t want to miss out on this event and your opportunity to win!”

Another highlight of the evening will be the special raffle of a Kimber Montana. Only those present at the raffle event will be able to participate in this raffle. In addition, Valley Plains Equipment of Hunter, N.D. has for the fifth time donated a John Deere gun safe that will be among the many side raffle prizes available this year.

In conjunction with the Sportsmen’s Raffle, the Comet Athletic Club will be giving away a 2015 Polaris Ranger 570 in a raffle sponsored by Finley Motorsports of Finley and Mayville, N.D. Tickets for the chance to win the ATV are $20.00 each and are available where Sportsmen’s Raffle tickets are sold. Eight cash consolation prizes - $500, 2-$250, 5-$100 - will also be awarded in this raffle. Ticket holders need not be present to win. The drawing will be held at the Sportsmen’s Raffle event on August 29.

For more information on the Sportsmen’s Raffle, including a listing of the guns to be raffled, go to www.mayvillestate.edu/sportsmensraffle. Tickets are available online, at the Mayville State University Foundation office, at May-Port Hardware Hank and H.E. Everson in Mayville, and from Comet Athletic Club board members. For further information, contact the MSU Foundation at 800-437-4104, ext. 34687.

Photo caption: Joel Heitkamp, hunting enthusiast and host of the KFGO News & View radio program, purchased a ticket for the 60-gun giveaway when he was in Mayville July 17. Heitkamp served as the program emcee of the Sportsmen’s Raffle event several years ago. He is pictured here (right) with MSU Athletic Director Mike Moore (left).