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Deer Park chamber’s raffle gives you a chance to win every Monday for a year

Chron logo Chron 9/11/2020 By Robert Avery, STAFF WRITER
a close up of a box: The Deer Park Chamber of Commerce’s “Bucks & Beauties” raffle drawing arrives this fall, a way to help the chamber while providing raffle participants with the thrill of suspense before each Monday’s drawing for a year. © IQoncept / Fotolia

The Deer Park Chamber of Commerce’s “Bucks & Beauties” raffle drawing arrives this fall, a way to help the chamber while providing raffle participants with the thrill of suspense before each Monday’s drawing for a year.

Imagine waking up every Monday for an entire year with the chance to win a gift card of various amounts.

The Deer Park Chamber of Commerce’s “Bucks & Beauties” raffle drawing arrives this fall, a way to help the chamber while providing raffle participants with tingling suspense before each Monday’s drawing.

The chamber is selling 1,000 tickets for $50 each. Raffle contestants keep their same number for all 52 weeks. Then as each Monday arrives, the suspense grows until 10 a.m. You’ll want to pay attention to the Texas Lottery’s Monday morning “Pick 3” announcement because that’s where the official winning number will come from.

In the chamber’s raffle game, one’s ticket will have three numbers at the bottom. The tickets will be numbered from 000 to 999. The prizes will be either a Visa gift card or an Academy Sports + Outdoors gift card in the amount shown for that week. Those amounts can range anywhere from $200 to $850.

The first drawing will be Monday, Nov. 2, the day before Election Day.

Anyone age 21 and over may participate, and the winning numbers will be announced at www.deerparkchamber.org or its Facebook page.

Zane’s been in the zone

Here’s wishing Deer Park High School graduate Zane Gonzalez a strong third season as the kicker for the Arizona Cardinals and their pursuit of an NFL playoff berth.

Preparing for his fifth overall season in the NFL, Gonzalez has scored 232 points. Last season, he converted a career best 88.6 percent for his field goal attempts and likewise for extra points when he converted 34-of-35 for 97.1 percent.

Last season, between weeks 5 and 16, he tallied 20 consecutive field goals, which ranks as the second highest in Cardinals history. It was the longest streak in the NFL at the time until the Seattle Seahawks blocked one of his attempts.

With no fans in the seats this year, attempting to distract him during road games, field goals and extra points should be a breeze this season. But once again, the coronavirus pandemic is ruining things. The Cardinals travel to Dallas on Oct. 19, preventing his core of fans from traveling to Big D to see the 25-year-old in action.

Deer Park athletics participate in opening cross country event

In their opening high school cross country races of the season, the Deer Park boys team finished second to rival La Porte, losing 21-54, and the girls team had to settle for fifth place with 138 points during the Division I La Porte Relays Friday morning at Northwest Park.

The girls traveled 17-22-24-32-33 through the finish chute for their points and the guys went 6-8-9-11-20 for theirs. With the University Interscholastic League, the governing body of extracurricular events in the state, mandating that meets be separated by divisions to help with social distancing, the Division I action left the starting line at 7:30 a.m. Division II ran at 9:30.

Don’t forget, the city is hosting the District 22-6A championship races on Oct. 29.

ravery@hcnonline.com

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