Have you ever dreamed of being a HERO by making a difference in your community? Now’s your opportunity with the “My Hometown Raffle”- a thrilling promotion where you can contribute to a noble cause and possibly walk away with a heartwarming prize! Here’s how you enter:

1) Purchase your ticket, purchase online here
2) Choose your charity (or choice of 3)
3) Wait for Grand Prize Drawing. Winner gets to decide which charity(s) will receive the $20,000!
4) Spread the Word! Share your participation on social media using #myhometownraffle to encourage friends and family to join in the chance to give to your favorite worthy organization.

Morehead City, NC (April 29, 2024)
– The Big Rock Board of Directors will once again offer a $10 per ticket raffle for a chance to win $20,000 to a (501C3) charity of your choice in your own hometown. This is included as part of the 66h celebration and past successes of all three tournaments, Big Rock, KWLA and Big Rock Kids.

“We are excited for the second year of My Hometown Raffle and what it will raise for Big Rock Foundation, stated Crystal Hesmer, Foundation Director. “I can’t wait to see who wins this year and what worthy organization they will choose to donate to.”

Our motto is “Charity First”, commented President, Les Collins. “We are looking forward to seeing someone be the hero in their own community while making a substantial difference with their favorite charity.”

Last year’s winner, Sidney Chadwick Weymann was super excited and thankful to win this heartwarming prize. “When I saw the raffle promotion, I knew right away I would donate a significant amount to Misplaced Mutts in Carteret County, commented Sidney.” She split her contribution three ways, giving $14,000 to Misplaced Mutts, $3000 to Carteret County Humane Society and $3000 to Footbridge of the Triad.

Chances to win can be increased by sharing with family, friends, and co-workers since there is no limit to the number of tickets purchased. One winner will be selected via a random drawing on Saturday June 15th at 4:00 P.M. Raffle ticket proceeds benefit The Big Rock Foundation.

Through each tournament, The Big Rock Foundation raises funding for a multitude of charities throughout Carteret County and North Carolina. Additional funding for the Foundation includes Big Rock retail sales, private donations, endowments, Big Rock License Plate sales and various other fund raising throughout the year.

In 2023 Big Rock Foundation donated $1.6 million dollars to various charities bringing the cumulative donation to over $10 MILLION DOLLARS! Those donations included:

-Broad Street Clinic $7,500
-Crystal Coast Hospice House $7,500
-East Carolina Boys Scout Council $7,500
-The History Place $7,500
-Hope Mission $7,500
-Martha’s Mission $7,500
-North Carolina State University, Research $10,000
-North Carolina Symphony-Carteret County $17,000
-Station Club/Easter Seals UPC $7,500
-The Big Rock Kids Billfish Tournament – Boys and Girls Club, $35,000
-The Keli Wagner Lady Angler Tournament – Carteret Healthcare, $25,000

-Autism Society of North Carolina, $10,000
-Beaufort Little League, $177,000
-Beaufort Middle School, $84,000
-BridgeKids Preschool, $28,000
-Broad Creek Middle School, $20,500
-Carteret Health Care $500,000
-Carteret Community Theatre $250,000
-Coastal Pregnancy Care Center, $20,000
-Croatan High School-BAND, $16,000
-Delta Health Foundation, $10,000
-East Carteret High School-BAND, $16,000
-Family Promise, $12,000
-IGFA, $20,000
-Knights of Columbus-LAMB Foundation, $2000
-Make a Wish, $10,000
-Military Appreciation Day, $10,000
-Morehead City Middle School-BAND, $33,000
-Newport Babe Ruth League, Inc., $30,000
-Newport Little League, $48,000
-NC State University, $30,000
-Purpose Driven Youth Ministry, $5,000
-Pretty in Pink, $35,000
-West Carteret-BAND, $50,000
-Western Carteret Fire and EMS, $69,000