Let’s talk prizes first and foremost. When you purchase a ticket you are entered to win a 2012 Infiniti G25 from J.B.A. Infiniti of Ellicott City or $25,000 cash. You also could win the second prize of $7,500 or third place prize of $5,000. There is even more, NEW, this year, an early bird drawing, if you have purchased your raffle ticket by noon, November 5th you are entered to win $2,500.
The winning doesn’t end there. When you purchase a ticket you will receive a $25 gift certificate from all of the following Maryland restaurants (there’s no need to choose, you get them all!):
- Ruth’s Chris Steak House – Multiple Locations
- The Melting Pot – Columbia
- Blue Hill Tavern – Baltimore
- Maggie’s – Westminster
- Brewer’s Alley – Frederick
- Baldwin’s Station – Sykesville
- Galaxy 66 Bar & Grille – Ocean City
- The Milton Inn – Baltimore
- Sotto Sopra – Baltimore
- The High Spot – Cambridge
- Lebanese Tavern – Multiple Locations
- Clyde’s – Multiple Locations
These gift certificates make wonderful holiday gifts or enjoy all these restaurants yourself.
Tickets for the raffle are $300 each and only 325 tickets will be sold. The drawing for the raffle will be held on December 3, 2012 at the Restaurant Association of Maryland’s Annual Holiday Party at the RAM Headquarters in Columbia.
Tickets may be purchased online or by phone at: 1-800-874-1313. More information on the Restaurant Association of Maryland Education Foundation and the car raffle can be found at www.ramef.org.
Watch the tense culinary competition with this video
Proceeds from the raffle will benefit ProStart® and the Restaurant Association of Maryland Education Foundation Scholarship programs. The ProStart® program is a high school culinary and hospitality management curriculum that also requires 400 hours of paid industry work experience in order to receive a ProStart® National Certificate of Achievement. Students completing the ProStart® program are qualified to enter the workforce in positions above entry level and are on a fast track to management careers. ProStart® is endorsed by the Maryland State Department of Education and also prepares students for post secondary education at culinary schools and hospitality management programs. There are currently over 4,000 high school students in the program in Maryland.
The Marcia S. Harris Legacy Fund, the Letitia B Carter Scholarship Fund and the Co-Branded Scholarship with the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation are also managed and awarded through the Restaurant Association of Maryland Education Foundation.
“This raffle provides an opportunity to get 12 gift certificates that you can use as holiday gifts while helping support the future of the hospitality industry. The best part of all, you could even get something for yourself, a new Infiniti G25!” remarked Marshall Weston Jr., President & CEO of the Restaurant Association of Maryland & the Restaurant Association of Maryland Education Foundation.
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