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Saddle River Valley Lions announce 2017 Annual Car Raffle

The coming retreat of winter’s cold weather and the emergence of the signs of spring can only mean one thing: it’s time once again for the Saddle River Valley Lions Club Annual Car Raffle! In case you’re wondering why you should support this endeavor – one of the club’s three major fundraising projects of the year – here are the top ten reasons why you should buy tickets for this year’s car raffle!

REASON #10:  Wouldn’t you look great this summer riding around town in a brand new 2017 Ford Mustang? The lucky winner this year will drive home a ‘Triple Yellow Tri-Coat’ Ford Mustang V6 Coupe with a retail value of $27,760!

REASON #9:  Tickets are only $10 each with every penny of the raffle’s profits goes where it should. 100% of its net proceeds is distributed directly to the charities that the club supports with none of the funds raised being used to meet administrative expenses, a cost borne by the Lions themselves.

REASON #8:  Your odds of winning are much better than any lottery! Consider these probabilities. The odds of hitting the PowerBall jackpot? That’s 1 in 292,201,338. Winning Mega Millions? 1 in 258,900,000. Getting it right in New Jersey’s Pick 6? 1 in almost 14,000,000. The Lions Car Raffle? Better than one in just a few thousand!

REASON #7:  Whether you purchase a book of ten or just a single entry, buying tickets is easy. You can either (1) purchase directly from any Lions Club member; (2) use the handy order form below; (3) or visit our website: Questions? Call (201) 934-3965.

REASON #6:  ‘Lions Club’ is a name you trust. Lions Clubs International is the world’s largest service club organization with more than 1.3 million members in approximately 45,000 clubs across more than 208 countries and geographical areas around the world. Founded in 1917, the organization is best known for fighting blindness but the club also performs volunteer work for many different kinds of projects – including caring for the environment, feeding the hungry, and aiding seniors and the disabled.

REASON #5:  You can feel really good about yourself knowing that your raffle ticket purchase will help Lions achieve the mission stated in their motto: “We Serve.”

REASON #4:  The Saddle River Valley Lions Club is classified by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501C(3) non-profit entity which means your donation may be tax deductible under certain circumstances. (Please consult your tax advisor for advice about your specific situation.)

REASON #3:  In an age when social service agencies and organizations have had to severely cut back on the services offered to those in need due to reductions in funding, the Saddle River Valley Lions Club has been able to lessen the impact of these service cuts by raising and distributing more than $2,260,000 since its inception.

REASON #2:  Lions are your friends and neighbors and, like you, Lions want to make life better for everyone in our community. Chartered in 1958, for the past 59 years the Saddle River Valley Lions Club has been an integral part of the communities from which its members are drawn: Allendale, Mahwah, Ramsey, Saddle River, and Upper Saddle River.

And the top reason for buying tickets in the Lions Club Annual Car Raffle?

REASON #1: Wouldn’t you look great this summer riding around town in that brand new, ‘Triple Yellow Tri-Coat’ 2017 Ford Mustang? Is this the year you win? It could be, but as the saying goes, “You’ve got to be in it to win it!” And at only $10 a ticket, why not?

The Saddle River Valley Lions Club sincerely appreciates and thanks you for your past support and hope that you will help us to make this their biggest and most successful car raffle ever. Purchase just one ticket or buy a book of ten, but please do it today and encourage your friends and neighbors to do so as well. Ticket order forms are available on the Lions’ website (, the club’s Facebook page, by email ( or by calling (201) 934-3965.

And don’t forget to mark your calendar for the big drawing! The Saddle River Valley Lions cordially invite you to see the Grand Prize Drawing to be held at 10 p.m. on Saturday, June 3, 2017 (the last night of the Annual Lions Carnival) in Lions Park in Upper Saddle River.