Tickets available now for 2024 Scholarship Elk Hunt Raffle

Tickets for the Dave Sherwood Memorial Scholarship Elk Hunt Raffle are on sale until July 31 at selected outlets across Lewis and Thurston counties.

Elk Hunt Raffle PosterSince 2012, the raffle has raised more than $61,500 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. 2-3.

The winner will be drawn and notified on Aug. 5. 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, 401 Centralia College Blvd., 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