Supporting Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Atlantic and Cape May Counties could pay off for you in the most spectacular fashion this weekend!

This Sunday  Lite Rock 96.9 WFPG will be on hand during the Irish Fest in Smithville for the grand prize drawing in the BBBS Big ticket to Ride 2013 Car Raffle.

Someone will win their choice of a 2014 BMW 328i Convertible,  Acura MDX Tech, Acura RLX , two Honda CR-V LX's , or a Honda CR-V and a Honda Accord EX.  Wow!

Here's how you can still get in the running: buy one (or more) of the 150 remaining tickets between now and Sunday.  Tickets are $100 each and only 1399 tickets will be sold. Tickets may be purchased at BBBS offices at 450 Tilton Road Suite 214 in Northfield or by calling 609-573-5029.

You can also Join me Sunday, Ocotber 13thfrom noon to 2pm at the Irish Fest in Smithville to buy any remaining tickets before the winner is chosen.  Stop out and see me and one of the winning cars on display and watch the drawing live at 2pm.

When you buy a ticket, you'll be helping a wonderful local organization that has been helping provide caring adult mentors for children facing adversity here in South Jersey for almost 50 years.

The past few years have been hard on Big Brothers and BigSisters of Atlantic and Cape May Counties.  The local BBBS group has lost about $125,000 in government grants because of budget cuts. The group now relies much more heavily on donations and fundraising.

The staff has been cut from 11 to 3.5 and currently about 200 children are mentored. The group also runs several school-based programs, but currently is taking no new children because they don't have the staff to supervise.

My involvement with Big Brothers and Big Sisters goes back to 1999 when I was lucky enough to become a "Big" to an intelligent and creative nine-year-old Little Brother named Dylan.  Today, Dylan is a  successful 21-year-old pursuing a music career! He makes me very proud!

Please help Big Brothers and Big Sisters raise the money they need to continue their good work! I hope to see you Sunday and good luck with the drawing!