Raffle for Outdoor Education Raises $121,000

UPDATE: Winners announced!

With the close of this year's San Joaquin County Outdoor Education Raffle, the final tally of money raised to help take students on a scientific adventure nearly reached $121,000.

Funds raised by the raffle will pay for hundreds of students to participate in outdoor-education programs, like the SJCOE Outdoor Education program, a four-night excursion to the coastal redwoods known to generations of county students as “Science Camp.” 

All San Joaquin County schools were invited to participate in the raffle coordinated by the San Joaquin County Office of Education Educational Foundation (SJCOEEF).  All proceeds went directly to the school that sold the tickets for their Outdoor Education trip because of generous donations: Valley Oak Dental sponsored the printing of 30,000 raffle tickets and the SJCOEEF donated $5,000 in prize money.

San Joaquin County Superintendent of Schools James Mousalimas drew the winning tickets. The winners are:

- Frist Place ($3,500): Bryan De Horta Camacho, (ticket sold by Earle E. Williams Middle School – Tracy Unified School District)

- Second Place ($1,000): Harold Alimboyoguen, (ticket sold by Lammersville Elementary School, Lammersville Unified School District)

- Third Place ($500): Trino Ceja, (ticket sold by Primary Years Academy – Stockton Unified School District.)

Funds raised by the raffle will pay for hundreds of students to participate in outdoor-education programs, like the San Joaquin County Office of Education Outdoor Education program, a four-night excursion to the coastal redwoods known to generations of county students as “Science Camp.” 

This year, 36 schools participated in the Outdoor Education raffle.  

Since 1957, more than 500,000 elementary students have participated in the SJCOE Outdoor Education program, formerly known as Science Camp.  More than 4,000 fifth- and sixth-graders, and nearly 600 high school cabin leaders attend Outdoor Education each year, spending five days and four nights exploring and learning in nature.  For more information, visit http://www.sjcoe.org/outdoored/.

Posted: 4/28/2017