CHICO, Calif. - Raffle tickets for the 2021 Almond Bowl car giveaway went on sale today.
This is the 50th game of the Almond Bowl between Pleasant Valley and Chico High Schools.
The winner will receive a brand-new car from Chico Nissan-Hyundai, either a Hyundai Elantra or Nissan Sentra.
The proceeds from the fundraiser benefit both school's athletic programs. They've raised $1.7 million dollars over the years. Ryan Sutton of Chico Nissan-Hyundai says he loves being a part of the tradition.
"When you step back and you look at it, we donate the car, but there are 10 to 12 thousand people that actually donate for the fundraiser," Sutton said. "It's pretty cool. It's definitely a community effort. And they all come together to pull it off every year. So it's pretty neat to watch."
You can buy your $20 dollar raffle ticket until Oct. 21, the day before the game. Tickets are being sold through athletes at both high schools and at Chico Nissan and Hyundai locations.
The winner will be announced during halftime at the Almond Bowl on Oct. 22.