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2021 Ultimate Bass Adapt A Family Raffle

THIS IS THE BIG ONE- several rods and great tackle to be had.

It's time to kick off the Annual Ultimate Bass Adopt A Family Raffle. This is not the mini's we've been running all year, this one has the great prizes in it!!!

A quick synopsis for those that weren’t part of Ultimate Bass last year. Ultimate Bass holds a raffle to raise money for a family in need each year at Christmas. Our tenth annual means so far, we've helped 9 families over the past 9 Holiday Seasons. These families typically had extreme medical bills preventing a joy filled holiday season. However, a couple of our recipients simply were families who had fallen on very hard times.

Last year's recipient was a family who's mother/wife had ocular cancer which spread severely. She was receiving treatments three states away. The drive back and forth was financially impossible on top of all the medical bills. There is much more to their story, here's a link to the video of when we presented the funds Presenting Adopt A Family to the Ivie's

A couple years ago we were able to help the grandchildren of Lipripper. They were trying to raise his Great Grandchildren in the heart of Chicago and were in a bad way. With winter on top of them, they were fighting to keep their jobs, Mom and Dad were taking turns toting the kids back and forth to day care on a bike with a wagon just to keep working... Lots to their story you can read here CLICK HERE

Our first Adopted Family this year is in a very tough place. The family has a premature baby in the hospital, the drive is over 50 miles one way, making the round trip very expensive. They also have three other children. To top off their struggles, mom lost her job because of all the troubles with her pregnancy. Their church is helping some but Ultimate Bass can make their holidays something the kids won't remember as a solemn time for the family, but rather celebrate the recovery of their new family member. Ultimate Bass can make sure they all get to spend the holiday together without worrying about things like the high price of gas, and food staples. Here is their full story Meet Our Adopted Family

Our second family also has a young baby, while birth went great, he choked in his sleep and was out of oxygen for an undetermined amount of time. Baby Cole wasn't expected to live but he's proved everyone wrong. He's going to have some serious challenges in the near and long term. His mom and dad are doing all they can but Baby Cole is a 5 hour drive away and needs specialist that are 8 hours away. His sisters just want him home for the holidays... Read Baby Cole's story and meet his family here Their Story

Let’s get to the raffle... I am late getting started (as usual) but so far the raffle consists of:

Ultimate Bass Adapt A Family Raffle Prizes
(There may be more prizes and will be listed in order of value)

IF YOU BUY TICKETS VIA PAY PAL or VENMO PLEASE  PUT YOUR SCREEN NAME IN THE NOTES SECTION

I haven't received all the prizes but it's shaking out like this

Grand Prize:
FDx Custom Rod valued $400

First place prize:
Dobyns Champion 734c Rod $259
Doc Irv Gift Certificate $50

2nd Place:
Dobyns Sierra Series rod (choice with $179.99 limit)

3rd Place:
John Crews Signed Crank Baits
Doc Irv Gift Certificate $50

4th Place:
D.W. Custom Baits and Box $200
Doc Irv Gift Certificate $50

5th Place:
$100 in baits from Mister Twister

6th Place:
C & R Lures Spinnerbait / Buzzbait / Chatterbait package $100

7th Place:
C & R Lures Spinnerbait / Buzzbait / Chatterbait package $100

8th Place:
$130 bait package from bigjim5589 at J. Hester Fly & Tackle Co. LLC
Jim overshot his commitment and we've just updated the value.
An extra $30 for this winner ~c~ ~c~

9th Place:
Locket Lures Package

Last Place - but First Drawn
Bass Fishing Video Collection - 28 videos and 2 books (donated by OldFart)
Great Winter entertainment and training!!!
This is going to be draw first because it's a tremendous collection, it's like winning the best prize!
See the list here

Tickets are your basic Raffle Ticket. Ticket cost:

IF YOU BUY TICKETS VIA PAY PAL or VENMO PLEASE PUT YOUR SCREEN NAME IN THE NOTES SECTION

1 ticket for $5
5 tickets for $20
30 tickets for $100

I will be tracking ticket purchases like always. Many times we are not able to spend $100 at a time to get the bonus tickets. If you buy $100 worth of tickets over a series of purchases I will give you the extra tickets to equal thirty with the purchase that takes you over $100. So if you buy 5 sets of $20 that gets you 25 tickets and I will kick in the extra five tickets to make the 30.

We take all forms of money but prefer Pay Pal or Venmo. Make sure to send funds via "Friends and Family". You can mail a check (please let me know it's coming), did I say we prefer Pay Pal, and if you want to use a CC we can send you a Pay Pal invoice that you can pay without having a Pay Pal account. See the bottom of the post for further information.

I also take Venmo as of this year my email for both Venmo and PayPal is mike@ultimatebass.com

I will message you the numbers of your tickets. You'll need to hang onto these numbers. On December 16th we will draw the winners and post the ticket numbers. We will do the drawing on Facebook Live to ensure the integrity of the raffle. (You do not have to have Facebook in order to win, winning numbers will be published on the Ultimate Bass forums) I will also write your screen name on the back of your tickets so we'll know who won what on drawing night.

The funds recipient - as mentioned we have a family in works, we are still vetting their needs through their local church. We are still accepting applications if you know a family that might need help this holiday season.


How to Pay for Tickets

Mailing Address for checks

Ultimate Bass
C/O Adopt a Family
5422 Amber Circle
Benton La 71006

Pay Pal and Venmo:
First and foremost, save everyone the fees and send funds as "Friends and Family"
Mike@Ultimatebass.com
Please put your “SCREEN NAME” and “Adopt a Family” in the notes section.

Credit Card
Our only option here is to send you an invoice via Pay Pal, you do not have to have a Pay Pal account to pay the invoice. However, there is a 3% surcharge and since this is a fund raiser, I'll split it with you.

Disclaimer: We have to have one so here it goes. All rules of this raffle are subject to change by site administration. Ultimate Bass is not responsible for the delivery of prizes; however we will provide our best efforts to ensure winners receive their prizes in a timely manner.
Last Edit: December 06, 2021, 04:57:51 PM by Mike Cork
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Pretty exciting Mike.

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Glad I made it back for this.  To be honest, I didn't want to miss this.  Always happy to help out and enjoy watching the videos.  Gets me in the Christmas Spirit!  Its a great thing that was started a while ago and I hope to be apart of for many years! 
There is nothing like sharing any moment outdoors with someone special!

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Glad I made it back for this.  To be honest, I didn't want to miss this.  Always happy to help out and enjoy watching the videos.  Gets me in the Christmas Spirit!  Its a great thing that was started a while ago and I hope to be apart of for many years! 

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Thank you everyone for jumping on this. Sorry I haven't updated sooner but I've been out of pocket.

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You guys ROCK!!! Thank You! For those that haven't been able to buy tickets yet, don't wait, get some before the end of the month and you can get some more next month.  :-* We have three rods up for grabs this year :-*
Last Edit: November 18, 2021, 03:05:30 PM by Mike Cork
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Just sent you a PayPal Mike. I'll try and get another one out before the deadline.

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Got it Smallie! Thank you

Guys I forgot to say, I’ll get your tickets to you in a PM soon. Again thank you for jumping up and getting us started.
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Fixed it mike sent one payment for both drawings

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I got it CaptSteve, thank you very much  ~c~
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I won't win.   ;D
but then again, that's not exactly why I bought tix...

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I'm running behind on updates so here are a few...
ZippyDuck hit his church up and got us some donations THANK YOU sir!

Blacknredflake you da man!!

Coldfront
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Zippyduck
Eric_Maine
TNDiver
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John Maze - ZippyDuck
Dane Kerr - ZippyDuck
Eric Eury - ZippyDuck
Steve Cobern - ZippyDuck
Tom Wright - ZippyDuck

Guys and Gals, just a reminder! The money we spend on the coffee, soda, bag of chips, we might grab at the convince store before fishing or on the way to work :-* it can go along way to putting presents under the tree for our family, or gas in their tank so they can take all the kids to the hospital to visit their sibling.

Every little bit we can give, goes a LONG way for our Adopt A Family.
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Awesome Zip! You da man.

Thanks to everyone who has given so far to get this started. I'm so humbled to be a part of such a great bunch of caring folks.





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Twocold thank you very much!

Even though I started late, thanks to everyones generosity we are off to a good start. We just need to keep it rolling. Hit your communities up, church, work, fishing clubs. We can do just like Zippyduck did and get them in the raffle. Super easy!!

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Dane Kerr - ZippyDuck
Eric Eury - ZippyDuck
Steve Cobern - ZippyDuck
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REMEMBER, the twenty bux we spend each week on snacks, soda, and coffee in the convince stores can make a huge difference in our Adopt A Family's life! Twenty dollars buys a lot of food for the table. For $40 I can make a mean pot of gumbo that will feed a family for a week!!! When you don't have anything, the smallest amount of money goes a long way. It's the time of year for giving, please did deep and let's help our family out.

For those new to the program, I promise every penny donated goes to our Adopted Family, we keep nothing, in fact my PayPal account seems to bleed dry of my fishing funds too  ~b~ But that's okay it's a great cause and I know the money is always used to help. The last few years we've used the local churches to help us vet the families.

Every little bit we can give, goes a LONG way for our Adopt A Family.
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Did some reaching out to folks and many have made Ultimate Bass proud!!!

Thank You to the following members who accepted my PM challenge! You all ROCK!!!

Pacific NW Ron
No Excuses
CatpSteve
Wayne P.
Stan
Champrider
Bassmanstan
ZippyDuck
Bigbass201
MORWHSKY


The over all list:
Coldfront
Apenland01
Zippyduck
Eric_Maine
TNDiver
Smallie_Stalker
CaptSteve     x2
BlacknRedFlake
John Maze - ZippyDuck
Dane Kerr - ZippyDuck
Eric Eury - ZippyDuck
Steve Cobern - ZippyDuck
Tom Wright - ZippyDuck
twocold
Jim Convery - ZippyDuck
Chuck Zamaro
Pacific NW Ron
No Excuses
Wayne P.
Stan
Champrider
Bassmanstan
Bill Burns - ZippyDuck
Bigbass201
MORWHSKY


REMEMBER, the twenty bux we spend each week on snacks, soda, and coffee in the convince stores can make a huge difference in our Adopt A Family's life! Twenty dollars buys a lot of food for the table. For $40 I can make a mean pot of gumbo that will feed a family for a week!!! When you don't have anything, the smallest amount of money goes a long way. It's the time of year for giving, please did deep and let's help our family out.

For those new to the program, I promise every penny donated goes to our Adopted Family, we keep nothing, in fact my PayPal account seems to bleed dry of my fishing funds too  ~b~ But that's okay it's a great cause and I know the money is always used to help. The last few years we've used the local churches to help us vet the families.

Every little bit we can give, goes a LONG way for our Adopt A Family.
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Last Edit: November 23, 2021, 02:11:44 PM by Mike Cork
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Missing Jim Convery on the list.

Got it fixed. Thank You ~c~
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I'm in! Let's show that family what this family is all about!

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I'm in! Let's show that family what this family is all about!


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