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Community Basket Day

Community Basket Day

Each year, area non-profit organizations sell raffle tickets to win Iowa's Largest Community Basket. One person wins the entire "basket" of items, including $10,000 cash! The basket is valued at nearly $20,000! Raffle tickets are currently available and cost just $2 per ticket. For every ticket purchase, the non-profit organization who sells the ticket keeps $1. By purchasing raffle tickets, not only are you giving yourself a chance to win but you're supporting area charities!

The drawing for the Community Basket will be held at Community Field on Sunday, May 19th when the Bees take on Wisconsin at 2:00pm. You do not have to be present to win the basket but if you are, you'll win an extra $1,000 cash from the Friends of Community Field!

If your group would like to participate in this fundraiser, please contact Kim at or (319)754-5705. Participating groups must show proof that they have a 501(c)(3) status.

2011 Community Basket Winner, Lisa O'Hara, with her winnings!

Items in the 2013 Basket

Item  Donated By
$10,000 Cash  
2 Dinners for a crowd - 3 med pizzas, 2 starters, & 8 soft drinks Mazzios
1 pizza per month for 1 year Happy Joe's 
Hotel Room & Dinner for 2 ($25 gift card) Comfort Suites & Peaches
2 Bakers Dozens Lips to go
$40 Gift Card & 4 Bottles Wing Sauce Buffalo Wild Wings
$60 Gift Certificates Kenny's Roller Ranch
2 oil changes Meineke
6 free combo meals Long John Silver/A&W
4 Free Combo Cards Arby's
$25 Gift Certificate Grandpa's Homemade Ice Cream 
15 piece party platter and a pickle bucket Jimmy Johns
$25 Gift Certificate  La Tavola
$25 Gift Certificate Maid Rite
2 large pizzas Napolis
1 large pizza, 22 wings Pizza Hut 
$20 Gift Certificate Carlos O'Kellys
$20 Gift Certificate Five Star Pizza
2 meals Sarducci's
2 Free Lunch Vouchers The Ivy 
2 Boxes of Pull-ups The Nest of DM County
3 Party Packs (3 single topping pizzas & 2 2L pops) Jet Stop & Godfather's Pizza
50 $1 Gift Certificates Dairy Queen
$10 Gift Certificate Lindo Mexico