Elizabethtown-based nonprofit Give 270 has partnered with United Way of Central Kentucky (UWCK) for the Whiskey Wednesday raffles in June, July and August. The first raffle winner was drawn Wednesday, June 8.
Each week, Give 270’s Whiskey Wednesday will raffle off a full vertical of W.L. Weller by Buffalo Trace Distillery, a much sought after collection. However, ticket purchasers can opt to instead take only one bottle from the set and pass to have one of a maximum 13 chances to win a Van Winkle Full Vertical in the last week.
According to UWCK president Joe Fowler, the raffle is an exciting way to raise money for nonprofits in Hardin, LaRue, Meade, Grayson and Breckinridge counties, and create community with fellow bourbon lovers who have a desire to give back.
“If you enjoy bourbon, It is hard to say no to a $5 ticket for a chance to win W.L. Weller and possibly Pappy,” Fowler said. “But more importantly, you are helping our community advance education, health and financial stability.”
Proceeds from the raffle will provide essential funding for area nonprofits including the Community Health Foundation, Cloverport Family Resource and Youth Services Center (FRYSC), and Elizabethtown Community and Technical College (ECTC).
“By raising funds for these three worthwhile causes, we have the opportunity to better fund other nonprofits in the region,” Fowler said. “It really is a win-win.”
Hosted live on Give 270’s Facebook page and YouTube channel each Wednesday, the Whiskey Wednesday raffle gives participants a chance to win rare and valuable bottles of whiskey at an affordable price point while helping the region. Raffle tickets are $5 and are available for purchase each week at give270.org.
Give 270 is a local 501(c)(3) crowdfunding organization that raises money to benefit projects and organizations in the region.
“Our region is lucky to have UWCK to support community members who need a hand up,” Eric Clemens, Chairman of the Give 270 Board of Directors, said. “As a community, our hope is that the community rallies around UWCK and supports this raffle. You never know when you might need to call on UWCK.”