BBBS of Western North Carolina raffling log cabin

Published 3:40 pm Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Western North Carolina, including the Polk County branch, is raffling off a log cabin in the Great Smoky Mountains of Bryson City, North Carolina. The holder of the winning raffle ticket will take possession of this Smoky Mountain Cabin, a fully furnished two bedroom, two bathroom log cabin with custom hardwood floors, granite countertops, hot tub, pool table and a rock fireplace.

Proceeds from the 1st annual Smoky Mountain Cabin Raffle will benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Western North Carolina in its continued effort to recruit, screen, train and support caring adults who want to make a difference in the life of a child.

A limited number of raffle tickets will be available for purchase through the October 7 deadline on the specially created event website at The grand prize drawing will take place on October 14 and will be open to the public. If the minimum number of tickets are not sold, the winner selected will receive 50 percent of the proceeds from the raffle ticket sales.

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The Smoky Mountain Cabin Raffle was created as an innovative way to raise significant funds for children and mentors, says Robin Myer, executive director. We are thrilled to present this Smoky Mountain Log Cabin as the grand prize of our raffle. Its a beautiful cabin in the mountains overlooking one of the countrys most spectacular views. Raffle participants can give back while also having the chance to win a beautiful custom log cabin in the Smoky Mountains.

Some kids wait more than 9 months to be matched with a Big Brother or Big Sister, stated J. Clarkson, director of development for Big Brothers Big Sisters of WNC. It takes time to recruit, screen, and train a caring adult to be a Big and the funds raised from this raffle will allow us to dedicate more staff to that effort and still give professional support to the mentoring relationships already in place. In the end, this means more children will have the opportunity to experience the difference that a Big Brother or Big Sister can make.

For more information about Big Brothers Big Sisters of Western North Carolina visit the website at; For more details on the Smoky Mountain Cabin Raffle visit&bsp; or call 828-253-1470. Be sure to designate the Polk County branch of Big Brothers to benefit from your raffle ticket purchase.