A Harley Davidson motorcycle is again being used to rev up donations for Special Olympics Ontario.
The raffle is organized by Traffic Services in conjunction with Special Olympics, the Great Lakes Police Motorcycle Training Seminar and the Ontario Police Memorial.
The price of a raffle ticket is $20. A total of three tickets cost $50.
Individuals interested in purchasing tickets can contact Traffic Services at (416) 808-1964 or Const. Jason Kraft at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tickets will also be available at the National Home Show that ends on March 17 at the Enercare Centre at Exhibition Place and the Spring Motorcycle Show on April 6 and 7 at the Toronto International Centre, 6900 Airport Rd.
The draw takes place on September 19.
“We will be selling tickets until the draw if they are not sold out,” said Sgt. Jeffrey Redden. “We expect ticket sales to pick up in the next few weeks as the weather gets warm.”
Tickets were sold out on May 24 last year.
The winner will receive a 2019 Harley-Davidson 93 horsepower Street Glide is equipped with the new Milwaukee 107 engine. The price tag is $27,000.
A total of $90,000 raised from the 2018 raffle went to the Special Olympics Ontario World Invitational Youth Games to be held in Toronto in May.
This is the raffle’s fourth year.
Totals of $30,000 and $55,000 were raised in 2016 and 2017 respectively.
Redden said Special Olympics was an easy choice for Traffic Services to embrace as the Toronto Police Service is hosting the 2019 Special Olympics Ontario Invitational Youth Games.
“They are the charity of choice for the Association of Chiefs and Police and we have done a lot of work over the years raising money for the Polar Plunge and the Torch Run that benefit Special Olympics,” he said.