The Upper Arlington Area Chamber of Commerce will hold a one-time 50/50 Raffle, a new non-profit event fundraising effort that will provide participating attendees the opportunity to win 50 percent of the proceeds raised.

The Upper Arlington Area Chamber of Commerce will hold a one-time 50/50 Raffle, a new non-profit event fundraising effort that will provide participating attendees the opportunity to win 50 percent of the proceeds raised.

A 50/50 raffle involves many people buying tickets for a chance to win a cash prize. The 50/50 raffle prize is 50 percent of the money taken in by the raffle ticket sales at the Taste of UA.

The other 50 percent is retained by the Chamber, which is a 501 3(6) non-profit organization. The proceeds go back to the Taste of UA to help keep the event free to the public and offset expenses.

You can purchase one or more tickets, and each ticket purchased equals one entry in the drawing for a winner. We are currently pre-selling tickets now through the chamber office. The day of the event we will also being selling tickets at the Chamber tent, the Bier Garten and throughout the park from 3:30 to 8 p.m. A running total will be located at the chamber tent.

Tickets are one for $1, six for $5, and an arm's length for $10.

Hurry for chance to win. Imagine if everyone bought just one ticket with 10,000 people attending