Kentucky Non-Profit Launches Pappy Van Winkle Raffle

Redwood, a nonprofit in Northern Kentucky that helps children and adults with severe and multiple disabilities achieve independence and reach their highest potential, is offering the opportunity for one lucky individual to win a complete flight of rare Pappy Van Winkle bourbon valued at approximately $20,000.

Raffle tickets will be sold for $100 each and are available beginning March 28 through June 3 or while supplies last. Raffle tickets can be purchased online at, and only 4,000 tickets will be sold. There is no limit to the number of tickets that can be purchased by an individual.

The winner will receive the following:

  • 10-year Old Rip Van Winkle
  • 12-year Van Winkle Special Reserve
  • 13-year Van Winkle Family Reserve Rye
  • 15-year Pappy Van Winkle Family Reserve
  • 20-year Pappy Van Winkle Family Reserve
  • 23-year Pappy Van Winkle Family Reserve

“What better way to raise funds and awareness for Redwood’s mission and services, than to raffle off a flight of one of the most sought-after bourbons?” said Sharon Fusco, CEO of Redwood. “Not only will the winner go home with six bottles of high-quality bourbon, but they’ll also be supporting the work we do to provide services, solutions and hope for children and adults with disabilities.”

All proceeds from the raffle, sponsored by Crescent Springs Tobacco & Liquor, will go toward supporting Redwood’s services including care, work and vocational services for adults; early care and education, medical daycare, preschool and school-age care for children; therapy services; and assistive technology for the wider community.

The raffle winner will be chosen during Redwood’s annual Celebration of Abilities: Redwood @ the Reds on June 17, an event that celebrates those who actively work to support children and adults with disabilities grow abilities, shatter barriers and shine bright. The winner will be required to make arrangements to pick up their prize from Redwood of Northern Kentucky; the bourbon flight will not be shipped.

To learn more about Redwood and the services they provide, visit To purchase a Pappy Van Winkle raffle ticket, click here.

About Redwood of Northern Kentucky

Founded in 1953 with the mission to provide services, solutions, and hope for all children with disabilities, Redwood helps people grow abilities, shatter barriers and shine bright. The nonprofit guides children and adults with severe and multiple disabilities to achieve independence and reach their highest potential throughout their lives by providing enriching educational, therapeutic and vocational services. To learn more about Redwood’s services or how you can leave a legacy and empower children and adults to flourish, prosper and achieve the quality of life they deserve for years to come, call (859) 331-0880 or visit

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Kevin Gibson is a free-lance writer who writes for numerous publications, including Bourbon+ magazine, Thrillist, and Alcohol Professor.