The Youngstown State University Athletic Department in conjunction with Rick's Boot Factory Outlet is giving a lucky YSU Football fan a chance to win a guaranteed minimum of $10,000 at the Penguins' contest against South Dakota State on Saturday, Oct. 12 at Stambaugh Stadium.
That night's 50/50 raffle will have a Stambaugh Stadium record payout. Rick Blase, owner of Rick's Boot Factory Outlet, came up with the promotional idea in an effort to increase attendance at YSU's Homecoming game against the Jackrabbits.
"I want to see the stands filled and I think this is a little incentive to do that. So, I'm happy to partner with YSU," Blase said. "It's going to be a great season, a great game, it's Homecoming and you'll have an amazing chance to win a guaranteed minimum of $10,000."
The winner must be present at the game vs. South Dakota State that evening in order to win the prize money. If the winning entrant is not present, the entries will be re-drawn until the prize is awarded to an entrant present during the drawing. The raffle is open to all persons age 18 and older and subject to the "Official Rules" posted on YSUsports.com.
"I can't thank Rick enough for his support of YSU Athletics," stated Ron Strollo, Executive Director of Athletics. "This will definitely create an added amount of excitement to our annual Homecoming Game."
Fans may purchase this special 50/50 raffle ticket at this Saturday's home game against Duquesne, the home contest on Sept. 28 against Robert Morris, at the Athletics Ticket Office in Stambaugh Stadium starting on Monday, Sept. 16 and then again on Oct. 12. Raffle tickets are priced as follows: (1) Raffle Ticket for $5; (3) Raffle Tickets for $10; (8) Raffle Tickets for $20. There are no discounts or complimentary Raffle Tickets.
More than 41 years ago, the original store Rick's Ranchwear was opened, just across the street from where they are today. Over the years, the company grew and focused mainly on selling boots. In June of 2018, the name changed to Rick's Boot Factory Outlet, located at 7336 Market St. in Boardman, to better reflect the business.
For additional YSU ticket information, please contact the YSU Athletics Ticket Office at 330-941-1YSU (1978) or visit YSUsports.com