Reprinted with permission of The Pilot

Free Care Clinic, Habitat Raffling Masters Tickets

Moore Free Care Clinic and Habitat for Humanity of Moore County have announced that they are raffling a pair of badges to the 2008 Masters Tournament in Augusta, Ga.

The proceeds from the raffle will benefit both local organizations.

"We are excited to offer these tickets to one of the greatest of all sporting events," says Joel Shriberg, vice president of Moore Free Care Clinic. "The ticket raffle is a great opportunity for local residents to see golf's great players battle for the green jacket, while supporting two of our community's most beneficial nonprofit organizations."

The raffle includes two 2008 Masters Tournament badges for Thursday, April 10, through Sunday, April 13. In addition to the badges, the winner also receives one parking pass for all four days and accommodations (room and tax only) for Wednesday, April 9, through Saturday, April 12, at the Country Inn and Suites, Aiken, S.C., about 26 miles from Augusta National Golf Club.

According to raffle organizers, just 250 tickets are available at the cost of $100 each. The drawing will be held at 11 p.m. March 17 at the Pinehurst Village Hall. The winner does not need to be present.

Certain restrictions apply and the badges may not be resold. The winner will receive the badges one week prior to the event.

"We are thrilled to be a part of this project," says Emily Ross, special projects coordinator for Habitat for Humanity Moore County. "Pinehurst is a golf-centered community, so the raffle presents a perfect local fundraising opportunity for both of our organizations and combines it with one of the community's primary interests."

Anyone who wants to purchase a raffle ticket can call Ross at Habitat for Humanity Moore County at 295-1934 or Sue Lloyd at the Moore Free Care Clinic at 295-6171.