The Dixieland Jazz Society of the Desert in Palm Springs, CA is promoting a Scholarship and Music Programs Raffle to raise much needed funds for Music Programs in the Coachella Valley.
"Last year was our first year and we raised $5,800. We thank all who participated and hope more will help our cause this year, it is really a great CASH RAFFLE," said DJSD President Lola Rossi.
Our goal is to sell 5,000 tickets at $25 per ticket. The actual winning prize amounts will be determined by the total number of tickets sold. If we meet our goal, $125,000 could be raised.
Cash Prizes will be awarded as follows: First Prize Winner will receive 10% of the total raised; Second Prize Winner will receive 5% and 10 Third Prize Winners will each receive 1% of the total. The Dixieland Jazz Society of the Desert is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and raffle ticket donations are tax deductible.
This year's contributions will benefit the music programs at the Palm Springs High School, the Cathedral City High School, the Idyllwild Arts Academy, the YMCA and will provide seed money for a pilot Music Program at the Palm Springs Boys & Girls Club.
"Music programs at the elementary school level are greatly needed and we are optimistic that participants will want to contribute to the cause, especially when they hear the Royal Jazz Band from Cathedral City High School perform at The Pavilion on Saturday night at 8:15 p.m.," said Festival Director Johnny Meza.
The Raffle drawing will take place on Sunday, March 16, at 2:30 p.m. following Yve Evans and Company’s performance.
Legendary vocalist Herb Jeffries will make an appearance at the Hymn-A-Long, but will perform at the 2008 Dance Bash later that evening. The Dance Bash benefits The Stroke Recovery Center.
We have planned an exciting 2008 Desert Swing’n Dixie Jazz Festival this year and hope that those of you who cannot attend, will participate in our Scholarship and Music Programs Raffle. Tickets are available by calling (760) 322-8530 or by visiting www.desertjazz.org. YOU could be a winner...the Odds are GREAT!
Tickets may not be sold over the internet. You must contact Lola Rossi at (760) 322-8530 if you would like to participate.
This Raffle is subject to all California State and Federal Taxes as required by Law.