Raffle raises thousands of dollars to help families of slain UVA players
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (CBS19 NEWS) -- A former University of Virginia football player has launched a raffle to raise money for the victims and the families of the players impacted by what happened on Nov. 13.
Juan Thornhill, who currently plays for the Kansas City Chiefs, says he started the raffle to raise money to help cover the cost of the funerals of the three slain players and to alleviate other expenses the families are facing at this time.
He says all donations from the campaign will go to each of the victims’ families.
For every $20 donated, people will get one raffle ticket.
The prize will include two playoff tickets, a signed Juan Thornhill jersey, and the custom-painted cleats Thornhill wore in the Chiefs’ most recent game against the Los Angeles Chargers.
These cleats have the names and numbers of the three slain players on them. The Chiefs won that game, 30-27.
The drawing for the raffle will take place Wednesday. Nearly 900 tickets have been sold, raising more than $17,800.
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