Tickets Are Available Now

By: Pat Smith Department Adjutant Check it out. You could win a brand new 2013 Can-Am Spyder motorcycle. This is the one with the 2 wheels in the front. Looks really cool! Tickets are only $20.00 each and each ticket will provide discounts to numerous sponsors for discounts at their establishments.

The motorcycle raffle is part of our new marketing campaign to enroll new veterans into the American Legion. The raffle is being conducted on-line only. Every ticket purchaser will be sent an email asking if; #1, they are a veteran #2, would they like to receive information about their veteran benefits from The American Legion and #3, if they would like to join The American Legion in serving their fellow veterans and their families and communities.

After this information is collected we will share it with a local post and ask them to contact that veteran and invite them into the World’s Largest Veteran’s Organization.

The motorcycle will be given away at our annual mid-year conference. This year it will be held at the Best Western Plaza hotel in Longmont, CO. The drawing will take place at the media awards banquet on Saturday January 18,2013, at 7:45 pm, in the hotel conference center. The motorcycle will be on display at the conference.

Tickets can be purchased on-line at A limited number of tickets will be available and ticket sales will cut off on January 10, 2014.

To make this project successful we will need the help of all of our posts statewide. If your post knows of a local business that will be willing to offer a discount for services they provide to purchasers of tickets we need to hear from you. Or you may own a business that would like to participate.

Some examples would be restaurants, car dealers or vehicle service centers for oil changes or other vehicle services, gift shops, doctor or dentists offices, grocery stores, furniture stores, you get the idea. Any merchant that would like more customers is a candidate to become a sponsor. Their information will be posted on the raffle web site for all to see.

To sign up a sponsor download the sponsor application on our regular website at You can fill this out on-line and either email it to us or print it out and mail it to Department Headquarters.

The raffle will start in early November after we receive the 2014 license from the Secretary of State. This is an exciting project. Check it out, you could win a Can-Am Spyder motorcycle.