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									                               ALLEGHENY COUNTY

                               COMMUNICATIONS DEPARTMENT • (412) 350-3171 • FAX (412) 350-4360
                                 101 COURTHOUSE • 436 GRANT STREET • PITTSBURGH, PA 15219

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                    CONTACT: Kevin Evanto
December 11, 2006                                                  412-350-3171 office
                                                                   412-352-4075 cell

                Holiday Stocking Raffle to Benefit Kane Foundation
             HDTV, signed sports memorabilia, overnight hotel stays among prizes

PITTSBURGH — The Allegheny County Special Events Office today announced a holiday
raffle for the John J. Kane Foundation. One winner will receive a stocking stuffed with prizes,
including a High Definition TV, signed sports memorabilia, and overnight stays at three area
hotels. Proceeds from the sale of raffle tickets will benefit the Kane Foundation, which supports
programming at Allegheny County’s four Regional Centers.

“This raffle includes amazing prizes, and one person will win them all,” said Kane Regional
Center Director Dennis Biondo. “Our local businesses and sports heroes have been very
generous, and I want to thank them for supporting the Kane Foundation.”

The prizes are: a Sony 23” Bravia HDTV with Dolby Sound; $50 gift certificates to the LeMont
Restaurant and Harris Grill; overnight stays at the Omni William Penn Hotel, Renaissance Hotel,
and RIDC Holiday Inn; signed picture of Hines Ward; football signed by Franco Harris; two
tickets to a Pittsburgh Penguins game; hockey stick signed by the 2006 Penguins; signed picture
of Sidney Crosby; baseballs signed by Jason Bay and Freddie Sanchez; and limousine rides and
two tickets to the Heinz Hall Speaker Series to hear Robert Kennedy, Jr., and Michael Medved.

Raffle tickets are $10 each and can be purchased at all four Kane Regional Centers, as well as in
Room 101 of the Allegheny County Courthouse at 436 Grant Street, and Room 211 of the
County Office Building at 542 Forbes Avenue in Downtown Pittsburgh. The winner will be
chosen on December 21, 2006.


The Kane Foundation was created to raise private funds to help enhance the quality of life of the
residents of the four Kane Regional Centers and their families. The Foundation helps to fund
adult education classes, cultural and sporting events, and pet therapy, among other activities.

The Kane Regional Centers offer residential skilled nursing care and rehabilitation for short-
term and long-term needs in Glen Hazel, McKeesport, Ross Township and Scott Township.

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