After doing research, we discovered conducting online sales of raffle tickets falls into a gray area of online gambling that might be illegal, or might not. The law between the state and federal governments conflict. So the Bakersfield Burrito Project had a choice of challenging laws and turning this into a Supreme Court case, or selling them at a physical location where everyone can meet. But, since we have registered with the State of California as a non-profit charity, we can receive donations online from people living in California.
Seems like a no-brainer.
If you would like to purchase raffle tickets to help support the costs of the July 13 event, The Bakersfield Burrito Project’s Fifth Year Anniversary Party, as well as other yearly expenses BBP incurs, please come by our office.
We have two major prize packages up for grabs!
The first is a San Francisco Pier 39 vacation package, with tickets to the Aquarium, a cruise around San Francisco Bay, a ride on the carousel and a 7D movie, as well as a coupon book for lots of excellent offers for shops and restaurants on Pier 39. Tickets will be $2, or 6 for $10.
The second raffle is for Disney Park Hopper Tickets. All four tickets will get your family into both parks: Disneyland and California Adventures. Tickets will be $5, or 6 for $25
We’re also selling Blaze Baseball game tickets. A portion of the sales go to Bakersfield Burrito Project. The tickets are right behind home plate on the last game of the season, so you know it’s going to be a party! There will be a fireworks show at the game too. The game is August 29, 2014, and each ticket is $10.
And if you don’t win the grand prize, we’re working on runner-up prizes for each drawing, like gift cards for local restaurants and fun places to take the family. We’ll let you know when we know more!
And, if you like to make donations, or purchase Blaze Baseball game tickets, you can do it on the form below. Everything is securely run through PayPal, so each transaction is safe. Once you select the item on the drop down below, click the ADD TO CART button, you can choose how many donations you would like to make, or Blaze Tickets you wish to purchase. Once you made your donation, you can come by the office to pick up a special gift we have for online donors.
We will be in office from 2pm until 6pm Monday through Friday until July 11th. We will be very busy preparing for the event, collecting donations and items for raffles, gift baskets and other donations. Someone should be there, but if you happen to come at a time when we shortly step out, we promise to be there the next time you try. Pinkie promise.
Please come to 930 Truxtun Avenue, Suite 110, Bakersfield, California 93301.
Our phone number is 661-412-2568. Call first and you’ll know for sure if we’re in the office and not running errands.
Please come by and get your raffle tickets, or hit the form on this page and make the donations you wish, or buy the Blaze game tickets you want. We will ship as soon as we receive notices of the sales.