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PRESS RELEASE / ANNOUNCEMENTS Friday, January 18, 2013

The Santa Barbara Million Dollar Home Raffle to Benefit Local Non-Profits

Enter To Win a Million Dollar Santa Barbara Home Or $1 Million Cash and Give Back To The Community!

Your chance to win the Santa Barbara dream and give back to a number of Non-Profits starts with a $150 ticket purchase to The Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum’s 9th Million Dollar Home Raffle.


The raffle launches January 28th, 2013. Be entered to win the Grand Prize: the choice of a million dollar home in one of America’s most picturesque and charming communities, or $1 Million in cash. Also be entered into the collection of bonus prizes totaling $200,000 in value. Additional prizes include cars, vacations, shopping-sprees, cash, and more. Purchase your tickets and beat the March 7, 2013 deadline for the most chances to win.

The 9th Santa Barbara Million Dollar Home Raffle also benefits a number of Non-Profit Partners, who along with The Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum (CAF) will raise funds through the sale of raffle tickets. The first group of non-profit organizations that will be partnering with CAF to sell tickets include the Village Properties Teacher’s Fund, Santa Barbara Solstice Celebration, Surf Happens Foundation, New Noise Foundation, Santa Barbara Lacrosse Association, and Postpartum Education for Parents. Look for e-mails and social media announcements from CAF and its Non-Profit Partners on how to purchase tickets, or buy directly from the Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum.

“The Santa Barbara Million Dollar Home Raffle ticket sales have allowed the Contemporary Arts Forum (CAF) to raise funds to provide a crucial foundation for arts in our communities over the past eight years,” said Miki Garcia, Executive Director of the Contemporary Arts Forum. “This year the Contemporary Arts Forum is thrilled to share the fundraising opportunity with a number of non-profits with missions we support.”

“We are very excited to partner with CAF on the 2013 Santa Barbara Million Dollar Home Raffle”, said Claudia Bratton, Executive Director of Santa Barbara Solstice. “What a great way to support the arts organizations that bring creativity, joy and life to our community.”

The Santa Barbara Million Dollar Home Raffle is one of the longest running home raffles in California and has consistently sold enough tickets to give away the Grand Prize of a Million Dollar Santa Barbara Home or $1 Million in cash, as well as all other advertised prizes. Over $9.5 Million in prizes have been awarded since 2003. Tickets are $150 each, and no more than 19,000 tickets are issued. You can also win prizes by referring your friends to enter. To see a complete list of the prizes, deadlines for entry, Non-Profit Partners, details regarding our Membership Benefits Program, and virtual tours of the home visit: www.sbhomeraffle.com.

About the Santa Barbara Million Dollar Home Raffle:

The Santa Barbara Million Dollar Home Raffle began in 2003 and is sanctioned as a fundraiser by the California Attorney General Office (registration #r-2251). The raffle has given away its grand prize in all of its 8 prior raffles. Tickets are sold for $150 each. This year ticket purchase deadlines are March 7, April 4 and May 2, 2013. For more information visit www.sbhomeraffle.com.

About the Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum:

The Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum (CAF) is a non-profit, non-collecting alternative art space dedicated to the exhibition, education, and cultivation of the arts of our time. Celebrating its 37th anniversary in 2013, CAF is the premier venue for contemporary art between Los Angeles and San Francisco. CAF is located at the Paseo Nuevo Shopping Center Upper Arts Terrace in downtown Santa Barbara, CA. New in 2012: visit our second location, CAF Satellite @ Hotel Indigo Santa Barbara at 121 State Street!

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