GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — The Grand Junction Lions have hosted their annual Carnival, Parade and Raffle for over 90 years and in that time they have provided over $7 MILLION of charitable grants and donations to nonprofit organizations throughout Mesa County.

Unfortunately, this year due to COVID the Grand Junction Lions will be unable to hold the Carnival and Parade… BUT the need this year is as high as it has ever been and for that reason the Grand Junction Lions WILL be holding their 92nd Annual Raffle in order to provide over $90,000 in grant donations to nonprofit organizations here in Mesa County in 2021 and they need your help (our media partners) to get the word out so we can reach our goal and fund these groups.

This year’s beneficiaries will be announced at 2:00PM, Monday, January 4, 2021 at Community Hospital (by the flagpole, located at 2351 G Road, Grand Junction, CO).

Raffle tickets will go on sale Tuesday January 5 and will be sold by Grand Junction Lions members until the LIVE Raffle on Saturday February 20, 2021 at 3:00PM.

The Grand Junction Lions’ Club raises the funds through the sale of the Grand Junction Lion’s Club Raffle Tickets. This year’s raffle has over $25,000 in prizes available including; a custom ring from Thomas Hunn Jeweler, $500 CASH Prize from H&H Clay Inc., season tickets to the Grand Junction Rockies and prizes from Hoskin Farina & Kampf, Office Outfitters, the Western Colorado Dragway, the Durango to Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, lots of gift cards and MANY, MANY other GREAT PRIZES!

The largest grants ever awarded by the GJ Lions are more than $300,000+ each to; Las Colonias Park & Two Rivers Convention Center and over $100,000 to Colorado Mesa University, The Riverfront Trail Project, The Art Center, Botanical Gardens, building the original Lincoln Park/Moyer Pool & Hospice & Palliative Care of Western Colorado expansions.

Other grants in past years include, but not limited to; virtually every school in SD51, every little league ball park, many city parks, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Marillac Clinic, Museum of Western CO, Habitat for Humanity, KAFM Radio, Civil Air Patrol, The Center, Mesa County Search And Rescue (SARC), Grand Mesa Youth Soccer Assn., Western Colorado Dragway and many, many more.

The funds will begin to be disbursed after a successful Lions’ Club Carnival in February and will continue to be disbursed through September 2021.