Friday, July 29, 2016

Welcome!

Welcome to the blog site for the Tunica Raffle Tractor.  This project is an extension of the efforts of the Midwest Hellion Tractor Pullers and the fundraising they have done on behalf of St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee.  For the past two years we have raffled off a pulling tractor.  Each tractor has generated $20,000 on behalf of the children of St. Judes.  This year our project tractor is a Minneapolis-Moline UB.  We have been working in cooperation with students in the Ag Mechanics program from the Central Hardin High School FFA chapter in Cecilia, Kentucky in the preparations for this tractor.  The tractor will debut in July and will tour around the Midwest for pullers and pulling fans to be able to purchase tickets to win the tractor.    Our goal is to bring in $30,000 alone from the tractor raffle proceeds and present those funds to St. Jude's on December 2nd, 2017 during the Southern Nationals in Tunica, Mississippi.  

We are actively pursuing a non-profit status for the efforts as the success of the program demands transparency and the ability to offer greater opportunity for giving and the benefits of donations to this worthy cause.  The success of this project is directly related to the selfless work of many individuals and simply "doing it for the kids."  We encourage you to join us in our efforts for St. Jude's and make 2017 our best year yet!