June 13, 2013
Hampden-Sydney College Athletics and The Gridiron Club are offering supporters of Tiger football a once in a lifetime opportunity to win a day with "The King" of NASCAR, Richard Petty.
Only 300 raffle tickets will be sold at $100 each beginning June 1 through August 23 in the athletics department main office (Monday-Friday; 9-5) and online HERE. All proceeds will benefit the Hampden-Sydney Football Tigers!
Four winners will be selected at random on Friday, August 23 at 6:00 pm at the 2013 Gridiron Club Kickoff Event - attendance is not required to win. Each winner will enjoy reserved parking and a personal tailgate with the Richard Petty family before the football home opener against Averett University on September 7. Additionally, all four winners will engage in pregame festivities with the Tiger football team including service as Honorary Captains with Mr. Petty during the pre-game coin toss and a listen to Mr. Petty's pregame speech to the team in the locker room. All winners will share time with "The King" in the Everett Stadium Lounge during the game; they will also be given passes to the stadium lounge for all five 2013 home games.
Richard Petty is a five-time Winston Cup Series Champion and a two-time Grand National Series Champion. He won the Daytona 500 seven times and is the all-time wins leader in the Sprint Cup Series. Petty is a member of the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America, the International Motorsports Hall of Fame, and the NASCAR Hall of Fame. In 1998, NASCAR named Petty one of the 50 Greatest Drivers, and he was honored with the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1992.
In accordance with IRS regulations, raffle tickets are not considered tax deductible gifts, but 100% of the proceeds support the Hampden-Sydney football program.
If you have any questions or need more information, please contact Richard Epperson '79, Director of Athletics, at 434-223-6153.