Rotary Club of Red Deer Sunrise recently launched its first-ever online 50/50 Lottery campaign which will run until the end of Western Days in July.

Rotary Club of Red Deer Sunrise recently launched its first-ever online 50/50 Lottery campaign which will run until the end of Western Days in July.

Rotary Sunrise Club Shines Light of Hope in Community

The Rotary Club of Red Deer Sunrise is not letting the pandemic slow it down and is once again giving back to the community.

Founded in 1999, the Rotary Club of Red Deer Sunrise is a non-profit service organization, raising and dispersing funds to groups and individuals in need. The club has recently launched its first-ever online 50/50 Lottery campaign which will run until the end of Western Days in July. Tickets can be purchased at rotarylottery.ca.

“It is the first time we are embarking on a lottery campaign,” says Leslee Burton, President of the Rotary Club Sunrise. The 50/50 initiative idea was born out of the need for something that would work during the pandemic. With in-person events restricted, an online format was the perfect solution.

“The funds raised will support significant community development projects in our beautiful city,” says Burton. “Projects such as the Access for All Barrier-Free Playscape, Camp Waskaway, seniors Christmas outreach and high school scholarships have been previous recipients.”

There are 34,999 tickets available for purchase with up to $50,000 in draws with a guaranteed minimum payout of $20,000 up for grabs.

The Rotary Sunrise Club is well known in the community for spreading humanitarian funding to important projects and organizations.

It’s currently running an Unsung Hero campaign to raise awareness of individuals who have been a beacon of light and hope during the pandemic. Once a day, one pandemic hero name will be drawn to be recognized and win a $25 gift card to a local restaurant. The stories of the Unsung Heroes are featured daily on Real Country 95.5 FM. Nomination forms are on the Rotary Sunrise Club website.

As well as local initiatives, funds raised provide opportunities to leverage funding for large global projects such as the Belize Mayan Villages Empowerment project, End Polio campaign and Adopt A Village projects.

As a member of Rotary International, the Rotary Club of Red Deer Sunrise taps into worldwide connections and talent.

Rotary started in Chicago in 1905. Today there are over 35,000 Clubs. What started as a club to exchange ideas and meaningful friendships, grew to include humanitarian and now, environmental initiatives. Every project aims at making our community a better place with their motto “Service Above Self.”

To become involved or to contribute to the Rotary Sunrise Club email reddeerrotarysunrise@gmail.com

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