When the Arizona ALS Association reached out to Bricks & Minifigs (BAM) Peoria owner Josh Ewald about donating auction items for the 13th annual Bite Night, the nonprofit’s signature culinary-based fundraising event held on Oct. 8 at the Westin Kierland Resort and Spa, Ewald sprung into action.
Not only did he donate LEGO for the Bite Night auction, Ewald decided to host a BAM fundraising raffle for the organization.
“My wife is a speech therapist and she’s worked with a lot of people suffering from ALS.,” says Ewald, who decided to put together a bundle of LEGO products to raffle off in his store with proceeds going to the Arizona ALS Association.
From Oct. 1 to Oct. 30, raffle tickets will be available for purchase to win a bundle of LEGO worth over $300. Items in the bundle include a Ninjago – Ninja Dragon Temple, a Guardians of the Galaxy Advent Calendar, Star Wars – 501st Legion Clone Troopers, and more. Raffle tickets are $2 a ticket or $8 for five tickets. A winner will be selected in the store by an ALS representative on Sun., Oct. 30 via Facebook Live. The winner need not be present and 100% of the proceeds will go to help fight ALS.
Jeff Lewis, one of BAM’s part-time employees, and the co-founder of Arizona Ghostbusters, a nonprofit organization, wanted to help too, so Arizona Ghostbuster members in costume will be on hand to greet customers and help support Ewald’s efforts the day of the drawing.
Ewald hopes to raise at least $1,000 for ALS, if not more. To purchase a raffle ticket, visit BAM Peoria at 7440 W. Cactus Rd., Suite A-6, or call 623-440-3269.