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>Artest’s Championship Ring Raffle Winner

26 Dec

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Ron Artest held a raffle for his 2010 NBA championship ring and announced the winner on Christmas night. All proceeds for this raffle went to Xcel University to help boost mental health awareness.

Tickets were only $2 each with a minimum purchase of 5 tickets.

The ring was won by Raymond Mikkael from Hawthorne, Calif.

Along with the ring, Raymond won:

  • Winner and a guest will enjoy an expense paid trip to Los Angeles where Ron Artest will present the Winner with his ring and where the Winner and their guest will enjoy premium seats to an LA Lakers Game. The trip includes the following prize items:
    • Two Premium Seats to an LA Lakers Game
    • Two night hotel accomodations at the Four Seasons Los Angeles at Beverly Hills (single room, double occupancy)
    • Round trip coach air transportation from any international airport in the world (as necessary to attend the ring presentation and game)
    • A $1,000 allowance for expenses including meals and ground transportation
  • Winner will receive a cash prize in the amount of $13,007.50 to mitigate the Winner’s tax liabiltiy that results from winning the raffle. This prize is withheld and paid, on behalf of the Winner, directly to the IRS ($10,750.00) and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts ($2,257.50){Link}

Ron Artest has been doing a lot in the community since joining the Lakers.

Picture credit: Celebrities For Charity Foundation

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