Youth baseball league rifle raffle getting support nationwide -, NewsCenter17, StormCenter17, Central Illinois News-

Youth baseball league rifle raffle getting support nationwide



ATWOOD -- A small Central Illinois town is making headlines across the country with its youth baseball rifle raffle.

Folks from Montana to Alaska are entering the Atwood-Hammond youth baseball league's drawing.  The prize is an AR-15 rifle.

In just a little over a week, the Atwood Armory sold over 650 tickets, raising over $13,000.

Team commissioner Steven McClain said the ball players have nothing to do with it.

"The kids aren't selling door to door," said McClain.  "The kids aren't involved in this raffle. People that understand what's really happening don't have a problem with it. It's the people who don't have a clue that are the ones complaining."

Tickets are $20. The drawing will be June 28th.


Powered by WorldNow

904 South Side Drive
Decatur, IL 62521
Primary Phone: 217-424-2500
Primary Email:

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014, WorldNow and WAND. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms