Bicycle Raffle to Raise Money for Eagles’ Wings Therapeutic Riding Center
PIQUA – Eagles’ Wings Therapeutic Riding Center in Piqua is currently conducting a bicycle raffle to help raise funds to purchase a horse that will be used in its therapeutic riding program for people with special needs.
Two bicycles, one a large men’s style frame, and the other a medium men’s style frame, will be raffled off. Both are valued at $500 each and were donated by Ezio and Carol Miconi, who own Tipp Cyclery in Tipp City.
Raffle tickets chances are $20 each and only 50 chances will be sold for each bike. A random drawing will be held as soon as all 50 chances are sold. The raffles is open to the public and chances can be purchased at www.eagleswingsstable.org.
According to the organization’s website, this raffle was necessitated by the loss of Ted (pictured at the bottom of the page), their largest horse therapist, who died of natural causes.
“It will be difficult to find another horse like Ted, but we need another large horse to accommodate our heavier riders. We are seeking a grant to purchase this horse; however, the grant may not cover the total cost,” the website states.
At Eagles' Wings, the annual revenue is around $75,000. Seventy-five percent of revenue comes from contributions, grants and fundraisers – the norm is 33 percent. Only 25 percent of revenue comes from student fees – the norm is 50 percent.
“Our revenue imbalance exists because we believe that our services should be available to all those who need it regardless of income level. To keep our services affordable, we organize fundraisers, such as raffles, to supplement our revenue,” their website states.
For more information, visit the above website or call (937) 570-5709.
To purchase a raffle ticket for the large men's style frame bicycle, click HERE.
To purchase a raffle ticket for the medium men's style frame, click HERE.
(Images from the Eagles' Wings Facebook page. The bottom picture is Ted.)