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PRESS RELEASE / ANNOUNCEMENTS Sunday, January 20, 2013

Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum to Give Away a Million Dollar Home or $1 Million Cash

The 9th Santa Barbara Million Dollar Home Raffle Launches January 28th, 2013

Your chance to win the Santa Barbara dream starts January 28th as The Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum (CAF) launches their ninth Million Dollar Home Raffle.


The raffle launches January 28th, 2013. Be entered to win the Grand Prize: the choice of a million dollar home in one of America’s most picturesque and charming communities, or $1 Million in cash. Also be entered into the collection of bonus prizes totaling $200,000 in value. Additional prizes include cars, vacations, shopping-sprees, cash, and more. Purchase your tickets and beat the March 7, 2013 deadline for the most chances to win.

The raffle’s Grand Prize is a breathtaking home with ocean views, an open floor plan and an indoor/outdoor living space. Ticket buyers will also be entered into win additional bonus prizes totaling $200,000 in value. Ticket buyers will also be entered into win additional bonus prizes totaling $200,000 in value. These prizes include cars, vacations, shopping sprees, electronics and more. This year, 1 in 100 will win! The fundraiser benefits CAF and its Non- Profit Partners. The earlier participants enter the more chances they have to win. To beat the Early-Bird deadline, purchase a ticket by Thursday, March 7, 2013. Download an entry form at www.sbhomeraffle.com or call (805) 884-5900 to order your ticket(s) over the phone.

“The Santa Barbara Million Dollar Home Raffle ticket sales have allowed CAF to provide a crucial foundation for arts in our communities over the past eight years,” said Miki Garcia, Executive Director of CAF. “With your support we have the means to provide innovative art exhibitions and educational programs100% free of charge, while most of California is slashing funding to arts education.”

Sarah Hotarek, Raffle Manager added: “We’ve been working hard to build a dynamic prize collection that excites and accommodates a broad audience.” Where else can you win cars, vacations, shopping sprees, electronics, a beautiful home or 1 million dollars? We’ve added family oriented getaways, packages for the adventure seeking types, and luxury items everyone dreams of having. We are looking forward to see who will win the Grand Prize this year!

The Santa Barbara Million Dollar Home Raffle is one of the longest running home raffles in California and has consistently sold enough tickets to give away the Grand Prize of a Million Dollar Santa Barbara Home or $1 Million in cash, as well as all other advertised prizes. Over $9.5 Million in prizes have been awarded since 2003. Tickets are $150 each, and no more than 19,000 tickets are issued. You can also win prizes by referring your friends to enter. To see a complete list of the prizes, deadlines for entry, Non-Profit Partners, details regarding our Member Benefits Program, and virtual tours of the home visit: www.sbhomeraffle.com.

This year, CAF is proud to team up with other 501(c)3 charitable organizations, or Non-Profit Partners who will benefit from ticket sales along with CAF. These Non-Profits include: Village Properties Teacher’s Fund, Santa Barbara Solstice Celebration, Surf Happens Foundation, New Noise Foundation, Santa Barbara Lacrosse Association, and Postpartum Education for Parents. Ticket buyers will also enjoy discounts at a number of area retailers, restaurants and businesses as part of the CAF’s Member Benefits Program.

About the Santa Barbara Million Dollar Home Raffle:

The Santa Barbara Million Dollar Home Raffle started in 2003 and is sanctioned as a fundraiser by the California Attorney General Office (registration #r-2251). The raffle has given away its grand prize in all of its eight prior raffles. Tickets are sold for $150 each. This year ticket purchase deadlines are March 7, April 4 and May 2, 2013. The earlier the entry, the more opportunities there are to win. For more information visit www.sbhomeraffle.com.

About the Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum:

The Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum (CAF) is a non-profit, non-collecting alternative art space dedicated to the exhibition, education, and cultivation of the arts of our time. Celebrating its 37th anniversary in 2013, CAF is the premier venue for contemporary art between Los Angeles and San Francisco. CAF is located at the Paseo Nuevo Shopping Center Upper Arts Terrace in downtown Santa Barbara, CA. New in 2012: visit our second location, CAF Satellite @ Hotel Indigo Santa Barbara at 121 State Street!

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