2013 Raffle Winners

Mending Waters Montana, like many other not-for-profit organizations, depend upon donations and fundraising programs for operating capital.

One of our most productive efforts is our annual raffle. The winners were drawn on August 31, 2013. In the event you are not familiar with our raffles, each year we have offered over $6,500 in fly fishing gear and related items.

This fundraising effort entails more than printing posters and tickets. It takes work from many people behind the scenes. The donated radio advertisements, the area merchants who assist us in selling tickets and of course board members who work to make this a successful venture. None of this would be possible without the supporters of Mending Waters Montana — the volunteers and the people who purchase the tickets.

The board of directors of Mending Waters Montana extend a sincere thank you to the individuals and businesses who have helped in this important fundraising project.

The prizes and winners are:

 Grand Prize ($3,500 value) — Mark LeGrand, Wolf Creek

  • Patagonia Waters and Wading Boots
  • Patagonia SST Jacket
  • Patagonia Better Sweater/Jacket
  • Patagonia Gear Bag
  • Sage One 5WT Fly Rod and Sage IV Reel,
  • Rio Gold Fly Line, and Leader Pack
  • One nights lodging at the Craig Trout Camp
  • One day of guided fishing on the Missouri River

2nd Place Prize ($1,200 value) — Jerry Ritter, Bozeman

  •  Sage One 5WT Fly Rod and Sage IV Reel,
  • Rio Gold Fly Line, and Leader Pack

3rd Place Prize ($900 value) — Doreen Filson, Helena

  • Sage One 5WT Fly Rod Rio Gold Fly Line, and Leader Pack

4th Place Prize ($700 value) — Steve McKinzi, Helena

  • Montana Fly Company waterproof Boat Box
  • 10 dozen flies
  • Patagonia Flats Pants
  • Patagonia Island Hopper Shirt

5th Place Prize: ($300) — Bob Long, Clarkston, WA

  • One night of lodging at Barbra’s Little Tree B&B in Dillon, Montana

6th Place Prize ($200) — Ray Dawes, Helena

  • Echo Carbon 6 WT. Fly Rod

As a very generous gesture it should be noted that both Mark LeGrand and Doreen Filson made contributions back to Mending Waters Montana.

The bottom line is that the Board of Directors, and the men and women we serve wish to thank you for supporting our raffle. Remember when you purchase a ticket everyone wins.