The Norman Transcript

July 31, 2008

A sporting chance raffle to raise funds

Transcript Staff

Footballs autographed by OU Heisman Trophy winners and OU Football Coach Bob Stoops and tailgate baskets will be raffled 4 p.m. Sunday at Sooner Mall. The raffle items are located at Center Court of Sooner Mall where mall customers can purchase tickets Friday through Sunday.

All proceeds from the fundraiser will purchase construction materials for Cleveland County Habitat for Humanity's Anniversary Build.

"Sooner Mall has been a dedicated partner with Cleveland County Habitat for Humanity," said Executive Director Jana Castleberry. "Their generous support helps us continue to build homes for local limited-income families in need of decent, affordable housing. We appreciate their commitment to our mission by hosting fundraising events on our behalf."

Habitat for Humanity is celebrating 15 years of bringing volunteers and community partners together to build affordable housing in Cleveland County. The Anniversary Build will be the 35th house Cleveland County Habitat for Humanity has built in the past 15 years. The Anniversary Build site is located at 526 E. Eufaula St.

"We are extremely supportive of Habitat for Humanities' efforts and are so pleased we can play a part in this creative and exciting fundraising opportunity," said Lynn Palmerton, Sooner Mall general manager. "It is especially rewarding to have an opportunity where the Norman business community can join together to support families in need right here in Cleveland County."