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Tucson auto dealer raffles off car, raises more than $800,000 for charity

Posted at 7:02 PM, Dec 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-15 23:03:52-05
TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) -- Tucson auto dealer Jim Click, Jr. raffled off a car today, raising more than $800,000 in the Millions for Tucson Raffle.
On Thursday Click raffled off a 2016 Ford Mustang GT350. The 430 participating charities raised $882,600. Click donated the car, distribued 100,000 raffle tickets, and the eligible charities were able to keep 100% of the proceeds. 
"Every year we try to give back to the community that has given so much to the Click family these past 45 years," said Click, in a news release.  "This raffle enables us to leverage that support and we are thrilled that 430 charities participated this year, many of them for the first time.  The charities were able to raise almost $900,000 dollars this year, and they keep every dollar that they raise to support their work right here in Southern Arizona.  
The winner of the Mustang was Betty Smith of Tucson, who Click called personally. The Tucson Soccer Academy sold the winning ticket.