Inaugural JUAA Drawing fundraiser raises $22,800

Jan. 9, 2008

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - With the generous help of JUAA board members, Dolphin athletic teams and the JU athletic administration, the inaugural JUAA Drawing was successful in generating $22,800 in tickets sales. Collectively, the athletic teams were able to raise $9,300 towards its respective programs and the general athletic fund benefited by raising $13,500.

Drawing tickets for the fundraiser were graciously printed by The Hartley Press. Furthermore, the prizes generated for the drawing were donated by several outside sources, including Miriam's Fine Jewelry, Dana's Limousine, Sun Sports, First Coast Golfer's Guide, Roy's Restaurant, The Otis Smith Kids Foundation, JUAA Board Members and Artis Gilmore.

"This is the latest and another great example of the JU family coming together to benefit our student-athletes and various sports programs," said assistant athletics director for external affairs Barry Milligan.

There were a total of seven prize packages drawn on Saturday, January 5, at the men's and women's double header basketball game at Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena. The ticket numbers, prizes won and winners are listed as follows:

#1154 - Sun Sports Ticket Package - Cathy Kupferberg, Palatine, IL
#1317 - Ultimate Golf Package - Kim Johnson, Hobe Sound, FL
#1295 - Wine Basket - Tim Orr, London, ON, Canada
#598 - Limo and Dinner to Roy's - Everette Seay, Jacksonville, FL
#1001 - Humidor and Cigars - Jay Sarno, Linwood, NJ
#311 - Ocean Front Condo Vacation - Mike Hartley, Jacksonville, FL
#874 - Football/Basketball Memorabilia Package - Bob Powell, New Port Richey, FL

"This is a wonderful way to start the New Year," said director of athletic development Kelli Skodinski. "By developing and instituting this new annual fundraiser, it truly shows how supportive and dedicated members of the JUAA board, the athletic teams, athletic administration and all our supporters are towards our efforts to make Jacksonville University one of the finest in the southeast."