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Children's Museum Of Richmond To Raffle 4 Yrs. Tuition

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Richmond, VA—The Children's Museum of Richmond is raffling off a very unique prize: four years of prepaid college tuition!

"One child will get to go to college for free... and it helps hundreds of children's come to the museum....so its a win win, we're excited about it," says Karen Coltrane, CEO & President of the Children's Museum of Richmond.

The Children's Museum of Richmond has partnered with Virginia 529 to raffle off four years of prepaid college tuition.

"That will guarantee for the beneficiary who will be already born and between birth and 9th grade to be able to participate in the prepaid program, that will cover four years of tuition and mandatory fees at any Virginia public university," explains Virginia 529 CEO Mary Morris.

The tickets will go on sale on Wednesday, May 29, and they cost $45 each. Coltrane says they hope to sell at least 2,000, and there is no restriction on the amount of tickets you can buy.

"We had thought for a while that we would love to do something that ties into our educational mission. We have them at the early age, early childhood...but education never stops; we just thought that was a great alignment with our own mission."

The extra proceeds from the raffle will go directly back into the museum.

Raffle tickets are available for sale online here.

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