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Jim Click 'millions for Tucson' raffle raises over $1M for local charities

Posted at 5:52 PM, Dec 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-13 20:38:38-05

Over $1,000,000 raised for Tucson charities this year, Jim Click has been behind this effort to support community programs for years.

Automotive Dealer Jim Click, Jr. created a ten-month fundraiser program in support of charitable 501(c)(3) organizations throughout Southern Arizona through raffle prizes.

The three raffle prizes include; a 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit as the first prize, two round-trip first-class airplane tickets to anywhere in the world as the second prize, and $5,000 in cash as the third prize.

Jim Click gave out 100,000 raffle tickets to eligible charities to sell, while the organizations were able to keep all funds raised through ticket sales.

There were 366 local charities who took part in the raffle.

The winners were announced from third to first place at the event Friday.

Winners announced:

  • Brice Kopas won the third prize of $5,000.
  • Sherry Gillingham won second prize two plane tickets.
  • Doug Prater won the grand prize a 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee.

Jim Click said "You know what? It's fun when you can give back and its fun when you can give back a vehicle that's worth $50,000 to $60,000. And these wonderful charities and these wonderful organizations that do so much good in our community."

All prizes are donated by Click and this year's raffle raised the second highest amount ever.