Tickets available now for annual Scholarship Elk Hunt Raffle

Tickets for the Dave Sherwood Memorial Scholarship Elk Hunt Raffle are on sale until July 27 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. 5-6.

The winner will be drawn Aug. 1 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. They will be accompanied by a TransAlta representative during the hunt.

Tickets are available at the following retail locations:

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