Tickets available now for annual Scholarship Elk Hunt Raffle

Tickets for the Dave Sherwood Memorial Scholarship Elk Hunt Raffle are on sale until Aug. 1 at selected outlets across Lewis and Thurston counties.

Elk Hunt Raffle PosterSince 2012, the raffle has raised more than $47,000 for student scholarships to Centralia College.

Raffle tickets are $25. The winner will be allowed to hunt for a big bull elk (minimum three-point) on TransAlta Centralia land. The hunt is a modern rifle hunt set for opening weekend, Nov. 4-5.

The winner will be drawn Aug. 7 and notified. All proceeds go toward a Centralia College scholarship in Dave Sherwood’s name.

The winner is responsible for buying a Washington hunting license and permit for westside Modern Firearm. The hunt must be coordinated and approved by a TransAlta representative.

Tickets are available at the following retail locations:

  • Colton Pharmacy, Morton
  • Ethel Market, Ethel (Highway 12)
  • Hedden’s Pharmacy, Tenino
  • Joe’s Outdoor Sports Shop, Lewis County Mall, Chehalis
  • Lincoln Creek Lumber, Centralia and Tumwater
  • Market Street Ace, Chehalis
  • Riverview Foodmart, Toledo
  • Brenda’s Market, Onalaska
  • Chehalis Outfitters, Chehalis
  • The Man Cave, Centralia
  • Centralia College Foundation Office, Centralia

This raffle and elk hunt are in honor of Dave Sherwood, who passed away from a tragic accident while hunting for elk near Mount St. Helens in 2011. He was a popular and respected manager at the Centralia TransAlta plant.

For more information on the Elk Raffle, contact the Foundation office at 360-623-8942 or