SDSUPD raffle raises money for Special Olympics

Billie Jo Kubat

Billie Jo Kubat

It is common for people to forget how fortunate they are when they have perfect physical and mental health. The SDSU Police Department is working to help remind the students how lucky they are and help raise money for the Special Olympics.

“SDSU athletics and the University Police Department are working on a fundraiser for Special Olympics, by selling raffle tickets for jerseys at the Dec. 13 game,” said Justin Swanson, in charge of marketing and promotions for the Athletic department.

“The Special Olympics is the law enforcement charity of choice nationwide,” said Cora Olson, corporal at SDSUPD. “So the money raised will go to Special Olympics locally and state-wide.”

The SDSUPD has been working for about three months to sell the tickets for the fundraiser, Olson said.

“We have a Web site that people can buy raffle tickets from,” said Olson.

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The tickets sell for $10 each, three for $25, five for $40, and fifteen for $100 said Olson.

The women’s basketball team will raffle off 15 jerseys, and the winners can have their pictures taken with the players at the end of the game, but it is not mandatory for the winner to be at the game, said Olson.

“I think it’s a great idea that UPD is encouraging students to reach out to the community,” said Marie Olson, a sophomore general agriculture major.

SDSUPD is looking into other fun raisers like a polar plunge and “lock up a cop”, said corporal Olson.

“We want to raise money, but most importantly we want to raise awareness,” she said.