Local nonprofit Give 270 has announced details for the latest round of the weekly Whiskey Wednesdays charity bourbon raffle series. Whiskey Wednesdays Round 8 - Aged 22 Years will kick off Wednesday, July 12 and all proceeds from the raffles will benefit United Way of Central Kentucky (UWCK). This year, UWCK celebrates 22 years of providing support for community organizations and programs that address education, financial stability, and health and basic needs in the local region.
"We are proud to partner with Give 270 to raise essential funds for nonprofits in our region," said Joe Fowler, president of UWCK. “Through proceeds from this raffle, we will provide essential funding to local organizations with immediate needs through our Community Investment Mini-Grants program, which provides grants up to $5,000 for nonprofit organizations in our five-county service region."
UWCK’s Mini-Grants Program supports ongoing community projects and initiatives that may occur outside the organization’s traditional funding structure. The mini grant process allows local nonprofits and school districts to request support for small projects on an as-needed basis.
Most recently, the program has provided resources for three ADA-compliant raised garden beds in Leitchfield for the Breckinridge Grayson Programs, Inc. Head Start and Early Head Start programs, as well as restocking of hygiene blessing boxes for families utilizing the Cloverport Independent School Family Resource and Youth Services Center (FRYSC).
Through the raffles, participants will have a chance to win five bourbon prizes, including a grand prize featuring two or three bottles with age statements totaling 22 years hidden behind 11 locker doors, and the final week’s door will feature a bottle of Pappy Van Winkle 23-year. At checkout, ticket purchasers will select one door and if their ticket is drawn, they will win whichever set is behind the chosen door. Some of the prizes hidden by the locker doors include Van Winkle Special Reserve 12-year, Old Rip Van Winkle 10-year, Old Forester Birthday Bourbon, Old Fitzgerald Bottled in Bond 16-year and more.
In addition, four bonus prizes will be given away each week, including 2XO Innkeeper’s Blend, Elijah Craig Barrel Proof, Wild Turkey 101 8-year and Pursuit United Toasted.
Raffles will take place on Give 270’s Facebook page and YouTube channel each Wednesday at 8 p.m. from July 12 through Sept. 27.
“This round of Whiskey Wednesdays is not only a chance to win exceptional bourbon, but also an opportunity to support United Way of Central Kentucky's remarkable 22-year commitment to our community,” said Eric Clemens, Board Chair for Give 270.
Tickets for Whiskey Wednesdays Round 8 - Aged 22 Years are now on sale. Priced at $5 each, there is no limit to the amount of tickets purchased per individual each week.
To purchase tickets and stay up-to-date on raffles and events hosted by Give 270, visit give270.org.