SEA GIRT — In the first weekend of November, the Sea Girt PTO wrapped up its raffle for a Jeep Wrangler Sahara that benefited the Sea Girt Elementary School and Red Sneakers for Oakley, a non-profit organization that raises awareness for children with food allergies.
The raffle, which began in the last week of July and ended on Nov. 5, sold a total of 1,067 tickets for $100 each. Tickets were available for sale at various locations around the borough on weekends while the raffle took place, including at Parker House, the Sea Girt Library, Ray’s Cafe, Fratello’s and Nick + Sons Bakery in Spring Lake.
The raffle netted $40,000 for the PTO, which will be used to fund various projects, teacher and student necessities, school equipment, maintenance and even field trips.
From the raffle, the PTO will provide $10,000 to Red Sneakers for Oakley, a non-profit organization that has tight ties to the Sea Girt community. Oakley Debbs, a grandson and nephew of Sea Girt residents, died from an anaphylactic reaction due to a nut allergy in 2016, at 11 years old. In honor of Oakley, the non-profit organization uses donations to promote education between allergists, hospitals, first-responders, parents, schools and the general public for allergy awareness.
For updates on PTO meetings, upcoming events, or to get involved, visit seagirtpto.com.
To learn more about Red Sneakers for Oakley and their mission, visit their website at redsneakers.org.
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