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Open-Bees 2nd Annual Bourbon Raffle

Bourbon for Literacy and Advocacy!

July 3, 2024
OPEN-Bees Supporters,

We did it! We have surpassed the 1,500th ticket!

As promised, we are now setting the drawing date. After much thought and collaboration, we are going to have the drawing on 8/3/24 or sooner if we sell the 2,000th ticket before 8/3/24.

Hopefully, you all know that after we sell ticket 2,000, the Weller Millennium will be added as the 76th bottle.

We want to be explicit about a few important rules:

1. If you are not happy with the 8/3/24 draw date and would like to discuss this decision, please call my cell phone at 330-705-5891.

2. We will not include the Weller Millennium until 2,000 tickets have been sold.

3. We will not sell more than 2,000 tickets.

4. This has been a labor of love and one of the hardest things we have ever done. We don’t drink bourbon, but we have a passion for children to have their God-given civil rights to literacy. Thankfully, you have a passion for one, the other, or both.

This charity raffle exploded in Jacksonville, Amelia Island, Michigan, St. Louis, Columbus, Cincinnati, Cleveland, and Tennessee. We have had some heavy-hitting repeat supporters, and I really hope you know how grateful we are.

For those of you that went out on a limb and bought one ticket or just shared the flyer, we are truly grateful. It took a village.

We (insert you) have helped so many families over the last two years. After the winners are announced, you will get an email with a redacted list of families as well as redacted thank you notes from parents and evidence-based training we have afforded so many.

OPEN-Bees is not the only one making a difference. Without you, there is no us.

Thank you so very much!

Tom & Christy Mattey

OPEN-Bees Supporters,

We are excited to announce that we are roughly 262 tickets away from reaching our goal of 1,500 ticket sales! Hitting this mark will allow us to set our drawing date.

Even more thrilling, if we reach our maximum goal of 2,000 ticket sales, we will be adding the coveted Weller Millennium bottle, which has an MSRP of $7,500.00, to our raffle prizes.

Should we not sell all 2,000 tickets, we will still set the draw date once we have sold the 1,500th ticket. However, please note that the Weller Millennium bottle will only be included if we meet the 2,000-ticket goal.

Here is a link to the raffle page if you would please share it with friends

We are so close to the finish line and immensely grateful for your continued support this year.

Thank you,
Christy & Tom Mattey


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