The Chesterton High School football team is conducting a raffle for a signed
Jay Cutler Chicago Bears helmet to benefit Camp Riley of Riley’s Children
The drawing will be conducted at halftime of the varsity football game
against Merrillville on Oct. 15 and tickets are $10 each. Only 1,000 tickets
will be sold and the winner does not need to be present to win.
Camp Riley opened in 1955 and is a summer camp experience for youth ages
8-18 with physical disabilities that calls the 2,500 wooded acres at
Bradford Woods home (25 miles southwest of Indianapolis).
The camp offers traditional camping activities including swimming, camping,
arts and crafts, nature projects and horseback riding, while offering youth
the opportunity to meet others with similar disabilities. All activities are
customized to meet each child’s individual abilities and needs.
Camp Riley offers a staff-to-camper ratio that never exceeds 1-to-3 and has
a licensed physician and registered nurse at all times. Student nurses
reside in most cabins as well.
Cost of the camp is $2,000 for one week or $2,500 for two weeks with each
camper only paying $400 or $800 of the fee. All proceeds from the raffle
will be donated to Camp Riley.
Tickets can be purchased from any Trojan football player (Pop Warner through
High School), at any Duneland School or at select businesses.
Checks can be made payable to Riley’s Children’s Foundation / Camp Riley.