Artists’ Ensemble raffles off front-row tickets to the Bulls

This photo was taken from the seats that are being raffled off. (Photo by Al Wieden)

Staff Report

See the Chicago Bulls from Row A, directly behind the Bulls’ bench, if you buy the winning ticket in Artists’ Ensemble’s (AE) sports raffle.

First prize is a pair of Row A seats to the Chicago Bulls, plus VIP parking for the March 21 game with the Bulls playing the Portland Trailblazers. Second prize is $150 cash. Third prize is five tickets to the March 27 IceHogs game — Row A, right against the glass — with two parking passes included.

This is a real opportunity for someone to see the Bulls from $700 seats, which is a whole different experience, or so I hear,” said AE Artistic Director Richard Raether. “It is a chance to view a Bulls game in the same way Jack Nicholson watches the Lakers and Spike Lee sees the Knicks.”

The odds are good, as only 200 raffle tickets will be sold.

Tickets are $50 each, and can be purchased at the box office at (815) 394-5004 or buy online at The AE box office is open 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Monday-Friday.

The winning raffle tickets will be drawn March 4, and the lucky winners will be notified.

All raffle proceeds go to support Artists’ Ensemble Theater, performing its ninth season of professional theater at Rockford College.

From the Feb. 27-March 5, 2013, issue

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