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Foundation for Red Deer Public Schools launches 50/50 lottery

The Foundation for Red Deer Public Schools has launched its Life Chances 50/50 Lottery.

People can win up to $25,000 in cash prizes. Ticket sales end Nov. 7 and the draw will take place on Nov. 9.

More than 70 students have benefited from the foundation’s Bright Start program, setting them up for success as they enter Kindergarten, while 500 students have increased their reading and writing skills through Reading College. Another 500 students have graduated, who otherwise wouldn’t have due to various barriers in their lives, through the foundation’s Finish Line program.

“All of these programs make a real difference in the lives of kids and help them reach their full potential,” said Kristine Plastow, foundation chair.

The foundation also supports community initiatives which impact thousands of students to enrich their learning. None of these are funded so the foundation counts on community support to make these projects happen.

“None of these programs are possible without the generous support of our community,” said Plastow.

“We encourage the community to purchase tickets and to give kids a life chance.”

To purchase tickets, visit www2.rafflebox.ca/raffle/rdpsd.

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