CHICO, Calif. - The 50th Annual Almond Bowl Game between crosstown rivals Pleasant Valley and Chico High Schools is supposed to happen in February, on hold because of COVID-19. But, the annual fundraiser that goes along with it is still happening.
Tuesday marked the kick-off to the new car raffle that raises money for local high school athletics. Chico Nissan Hyundai is once again is donating a brand new car for the benefit.
Cheerleaders for both schools were on hand for the announcement.
The car is valued at $21,000 and it costs just $20 per raffle ticket for the chance to win it.
Chico Nissan-Hyundai General Manager Ryan Sutton said, "Is there gonna be a game is there not gonna be a game. Well, there's going to be a fundraiser because the school needs the money, so let's do it!"
The goal this year is to raise $250,000. If successful, it will be the fourth consecutive year that goal has been met. Over the past 10 years, the fundraiser has generated more than $1.4 million.
You can buy raffle tickets at the high schools, from student-athletes, and from the Chico Nissan-Hyundai dealership.
The new date for the Almond Bowl and the Car Raffle is February 5th, 2021.