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ALLEGHENY COUNTY NEWS 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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