By Craig Swanson
Trustee, Benefactors of Red Rock State Park
Sedona AZ (March 18, 2020) – Sedona AZ (March 18, 2020) – In response to COVID-19, Benefactors of Redrock State Park is moving their outdoor classroom raffle online. Through May 25, Benefactors will be selling raffle tickets at their website www.benefactorsrrsp.org. Read More→
Sedona AZ (March 11, 2020) – Benefactors of Red Rock State Park is holding a raffle to raise funds for building a new outdoor classroom to replace the one that washed away in the flood a year ago, on February 16, 2019. This new classroom, to be built on safe higher ground will host educational events for all ages, but particularly for young students. The Park’s School Connection Program introduces over 1,500 area students each year to the wonders of the natural world. Since the old classroom was destroyed, the Park has lacked an outdoor classroom for this valuable educational program.
Each weekend from now to April 18, volunteers will be selling raffle tickets at Red Rock State Park. There will be two separate raffle drawings. The first will be a Fifty-Fifty Raffle with a 1st prize of 25% of the proceeds of the raffle, a 2nd prize of 15% of the proceeds and a 3rd prize of 10% of the proceeds. The remaining 50% of the proceeds will go to the Outdoor classroom fund.
The second raffle will be for a number of prizes donated by local businesses. For example, you can win 2 lodging nights, tickets for local adventures, and meals at local restaurants. In addition, winners of 5 Arizona State Parks Standard Annual Passes will be drawn. The pass provides day-use access at all Arizona State Parks for the pass holder and up to three additional adults in the same vehicle. A full list of prizes will be available when you buy your raffle ticket.
Tickets for each of these raffles will be $5 each, or $20 for five. The drawing will take place on April 18, when Red Rock State Park will be holding Earth Day events. You do not need to be present in order to win.
If you haven’t yet visited spectacular Red Rock State Park, this is a great opportunity to acquaint yourself with one of the jewels of the Verde Valley. If you have visited before, you know what a spectacular treasure it is. Either way, come to the Park and support the initiative to rebuild our outdoor classroom.
Since the 2004 inception, the Benefactors of Red Rock State Park have underwritten a wide variety of projects at the Park. The organization also played a major role in the advocacy and fundraising efforts that were ultimately successful in preserving the basic operation of the Park, during drastic reductions of State financial report during the Great Recession. The Benefactors have continued adjusting their roles and activities to address the most pressing needs of the Park, at any given time. For more information about Benefactors of Red Rock State Park, please visit http://www.benefactorsrrsp.org/.