2017 Big Red Raffle Winners

Congratulations to the 2017 Big Red Raffle Winners!


Thank you Jim Volpert!

Special Olympics Nebraska athlete Jim Volpert of the Papillion team came to the state office to draw the winners.  Thanks Jim! 


·         Grand Prize Winner:  John Shulte of Wood River won two 2017 Nebraska Football Season tickets on the 50 yard line donated by Farmers Mutual of Nebraska

·         Second Prize Winner:  Lori Keifer of North Platte won the $1,000 Travel Voucher

·         Third Prize winner: Annie Lindzey of Bellevue won the 50” flat screen TV 


Athlete Drawing Winner

Congratulations to John Miller from the Lincoln Shooting Stars!  He is this year’s Big Red Raffle athlete drawing winner.  He receives a Fire HD8 Tablet.  


Top Selling Team

Blair takes honors for the top selling team.   The Blair team sold 225 books and 284 individual tickets for a total of $5,920.   The top selling team gets $1,000 cash deposited into their account.  Great job Blair team! 


Top Selling Athlete In Each Region

These four athletes sold the most Big Red Raffle tickets in their regions.  For their hard work, they each receive a $50 Visa Gift Card. 

East Region:  David Harkey from Blair

East Central Region: Craig Jirovsky from Seward

West Region:  Paul Kruger from Chadron

West Central Region:  Tommy Barnett from North Platte


The Teams are the big winners! 

All teams raised a total of $94,387.  100% of the proceeds of the raffle is credited to each team who sells tickets, so all Special Olympic Nebraska teams who sold tickets are big winners!