The Restaurant Association of Maryland (RAM) Education Foundation wants to put you an Audi. The top prize in the 12th annual car raffle fundraiser is an 2012 Audi A3 from Valley Motor, with $10,000 and $5,000 as second and third prize, respectively.
"This year’s car raffle is a WIN-WIN for everyone involved," said Michael Birchenall, chairman of the RAM Education Foundation board of directors.
Everyone purchasing a $300 raffle ticket gets $325 worth of restaurant gift certificates. The 13 participating restaurants include: Ruth's Chris Steak House, DaMimmo Finest Italian Cuisine in Baltimore; Brewer’s Alley in Frederick, The Milton Inn in Sparks; Victoria Gastro Pub, The Melting Pot, The Iron Bridge Wine Company, and Second Chance Saloon in Columbia; Red Brick Station in White Marsh; Baldwin’s Station in Sykesville and Galaxy 66 Bar & Grille, Sunset Grille and Phillips Seafood in Ocean City.
The raffle will raise up to $50,000 for RAM's ProStart school-to-career program. The ProStart program is a high school culinary and hospitality management curriculum that also requires 400 hours of paid industry work experience in order to receive a ProStart National Certificate of Achievement. There are currently over 4,000 high school students in the program in Maryland, according to RAM.
Tickets may be purchased online or by phone at 1-800-874-1313. The raffle winner will be announced on December 19 at the Restaurant Association of Maryland's Annual Holiday Reception in Columbia