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Benefit Raffle Ticket Sales

The CYS Benefit Raffle is a fabulous opportunity to win valuable prizes while helping our orchestra and its members fund the 2018 Baltic Region Tour.  Here are some details about the raffle.


Parisian Getaway
Three nights hotel accommodation and round trip airfare to Paris for two over Veterans Day weekend - November 8 to 12, 2018. 

Included in the Trip:

  • Round-trip airfare for two from select U.S. gateways
  • 3 nights accommodations in 3 and 4 star centrally located hotels in double/ twin room
  • All air taxes, fuel surcharges and hotel taxes
  • Continental Breakfasts daily
  • Basic Protection Plan travel insurance
  • The trip may be extended at the expense of the winner
  • Grand Prize winner must be 18 years or older

You may enter by mail by clicking on the icon above to download the ticket order form. Internet and email entries will not be accepted. You may buy as many tickets as you like. Only one name will appear on each ticket. Please, no international orders or international credit cards. Also please note, the IRS does not allow money spent on raffle tickets to be tax deductible contributions. Proceeds from this raffle benefit the California Youth Symphony.


  1. $300 Amazon Gift Card
  2. $200 Amazon Gift Card
  3. $200 Gift Certificate #1 from Allan Kuo Photography
  4. $200 Gift Certificate #2 from Allan Kuo Photography
  5. Two tickets to the San Diego State v. Stanford football game on Friday, August 31 (fair market value, agg: $263)


CYS expresses its deep appreciation for the generosity of organizations and individuals in support of the 2018 CYS Baltics & Russia Tour. Their personal commitment was incredibly helpful and allowed us to reach our goal. Thank you from all of us.

  1. Parisian Getaway - donated by Encore Tours
  2. $200 Gift Certificate #1 from Allan Kuo Photography - donated by Allan Kuo Photography
  3. $200 Gift Certificate #2 from Allan Kuo Photography - donated by Allan Kuo Photography
  4. Stanford football tickets (anonymous)

Ticket sales for the California Youth Symphony Benefit Raffle will take place between September 1, 2017 and June 17, 2018. Tickets cost $10.00 each.  All proceeds will benefit the California Youth Symphony 2018 Baltics and Russia Tour.  The winners of the Raffle will be chosen by random drawing of purchased raffle tickets.  The drawing will be held at the CYS Tour Preview Concert, June 17, 2018 - Reed L. Buffington Visual and Performing Arts Center at Chabot College in Hayward.  Concert begins at 2:30 PM.  There is an admission charge for the concert. A raffle ticket purchase on June 17 will also serve as admission to the concert.  The winner need not be present at the concert.  Winners names will be posted on the CYS webpage.  All reasonable efforts will be made to contact the winners, but if a winner does not claim his/her prize by June 30, 2018 an additional ticket will be drawn at random and the prize will be awarded to the new ticket holder. All winners must provide the entry ticket to prove that they are the holders of a winning ticket. Any disputes that may arise over the Raffle will be decided solely by the California Youth Symphony in a manner that is fair and equitable to Raffle participants.

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