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PRESS RELEASE / ANNOUNCEMENTS Saturday, March 9, 2013

Million Dollar Home Raffle Builds Non-Profit

Enter To Win the Santa Barbara Dream and Give Back to a Number of Local Charitable Organizations.

Your chance to win the Santa Barbara Dream starts with a $150 raffle ticket purchase. It also helps build the Santa Barbara Non-Profit community by giving back to a number of 501(c)3 charitable organizations.


This year the Contemporary Arts Forum is partnering with the Village Properties Teacher’s Fund, Santa Barbara Solstice, Surf Happens Foundation, New Noise Foundation, Santa Barbara Lacrosse, and Postpartum Education for Parents. The Santa Barbara based Non-Profits will receive a portion of the proceeds from each ticket they sell allowing them to fund their unique programs and initiatives. See Page 2 for more information on the participating organizations.

“The Santa Barbara $1 Million Home Raffle ticket sales have allowed the Contemporary Arts Forum (CAF) to raise funds to provide a crucial foundation for arts in our communities over the past eight years,” said Miki Garcia, Executive Director of the Contemporary Arts Forum. “This year the Contemporary Arts Forum is thrilled to share the fund raising opportunity with a number of non profits with missions we support.”

“We are excited to be involved in this year’s raffle”, said Claudia Bratton, Executive Director of Santa Barbara Solstice. “The Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum has always been a great organization and we look forward to helping sell tickets and raising funds for Solstice and CAF!”

Your $150 ticket purchase to The Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum’s 9th Million Dollar Home Raffle puts you in the running 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. Your ticket purchase will also qualify you to win bonus prizes totaling $200,000 in value. Additional prizes include cars, vacations, shopping-sprees, cash, and more. The raffle continues through May 2nd. However, if you enter by the March 7th Early-Bird deadline you’ll have more opportunities to win. Refer-a-Friend, or purchase multiple tickets, and your chances are even better! In addition to having the opportunity to win, ticket buyers will also enjoy discounts at a number of area retailers, restaurants and businesses as part of the CAF’s Member Benefits Program.

The Santa Barbara Million Dollar Home Raffle is one of the longest running home raffles in California and has always sold enough tickets to give away the grand prize Million Dollar Santa Barbara Home or $1 Million in cash every year along with $9.5 Million in prizes over the last 8 raffles. Ticket are $150 each, and no more than 19,000 tickets, are issued. In addition to the Grand Prize, drawn on May 18th, 2013, participants are eligible to win approximately $200,000 in additional prizes in the final drawing and two early bird drawings on March 23rd and April 20th. You can also win more prizes by referring your friend. This year I in 100 will win additional prizes including cars, vacations, shopping sprees, electronics, cash, and more! To see a list of the prizes, drawing deadlines, non-profit partners, member benefits and virtual tours of the home visit www.sbhomeraffle.com.

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 8 prior raffles. Tickets are sold for $150 each. This years drawings are held on March 23, April 20 and May 18, 2013. 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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