Chances to win the gun save will be sold during the Homecoming 2020 festivities on Oct. 17.
In consideration of COVID-19 concerns and in an effort to be CometSmart, the Comet Athletic Club board has chosen to forego the in-person raffle event and instead broadcast the 50-gun giveaway drawing live on Facebook.
The Farmers Bowl Silent Auction will be held in the parking lot outside of Jerome Berg Field. Bidding will open following the Farmers Bowl parade and will end at the conclusion of half time of the Farmers Bowl game.
Click here to access the Facebook live stream: https://www.facebook.com/Comet-Athletic-Club-183649028325341/. The drawings begin Saturday, Sept. 26 at 7 p.m.
50-Gun Giveaway - Saturday, September 26
The 14th annual Sportsmen's Raffle event will be held Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020 at the National Guard Armory in Mayville. The doors will open at 5 p.m. Dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m., and the gun raffle begins at 7 p.m.
The Comet Athletic Club Sportsmen's Raffle is held annually to raise scholarships for Mayville State student athletes. The highlight of the event is a 50-gun giveaway. Tickets sell for $100 each and only 500 tickets will be sold, so ticket purchasers have a one-in-ten chance of winning. The evening event also includes a meal, a variety of raffles, games, and prizes. Must be 21 to attend.
In the event that the COVID situation should force cancellation of the Sept. 26 event at the Armory, the drawing for the guns will still be held. Winner will be notified.
Farmers Bowl Silent Auction
The Farmers Bowl Silent Auction is back and will be held in conjunction with the Sportsmen's Raffle on September 26. Bidding on the silent auction will begin at 5 p.m., when the doors open. Those who wish to attend the event, but not participate in the 50-gun giveaway may purchase a meal-only ticket for $25. Everyone in attendance may participate in the silent auction and other raffles and games that take place throughout the evening.
Guns were purchased from Scheels in Grand Forks, N.D.
Raffle tickets may not be sold online.
To purchase a ticket for the 50-gun giveaway, you may send your check ($100 for each ticket purchased) to MSU Foundation, 330 Third Street NE, Mayville, N.D. 58257. Checks must be received no later than Wednesday, Sept. 23.
To purchase a meal-only ticket, you may send your check ($25 for each ticket purchased) to MSU Foundation, 330 Third Street NE, Mayville, N.D. 58257. Checks must be received no later than Wednesday, Sept. 23. Ticket price includes meal and a chance to win a $250 Scheels gift card!
Tickets are also available at the MSU Foundation office, located at the corner of Third Ave. and Stan Dakken Drive in Mayville, or from Comet Athletic Club board members.
Numerous side raffles will be held throughout the evening.
One of the many side raffle prizes available is a John Deere gun safe that holds 22 guns. This item has been donated by Valley Plains Equipment of Hunter, N.D.
For more information, contact the MSU Foundation at 701-788-4864.