Remember that Atwood Little League AR-15 drawing that Guns Save Life member Jan King sold tickets for at the Tuesday night Guns Save Life meeting?

News of the drawing has gone national!

Looks like they are going to net more than the $10 they raised with last year’s efforts.

Jan King, who heard about the fundraising effort and brought tickets for it to the Guns Save Life meeting Tuesday night to plug, sent me a note this morning saying The Blaze has picked up the story, and it’s also been on WAND-TV.

Here is the story from the Blaze:

The key to a successful raffle to raise funds is to offer something a lot of people might want. Atwood-Hammond Little League in Illinois, which only raised $10 in its hog raffle last year, decided to go for an item that has been flying off the shelves since December — an AR-15.

The gun shop owner donating the firearm described the overwhelming response the raffle has gotten so far to Fox News Radio…

It’s also been on FoxNews Radio:

A youth baseball league in central Illinois is in desperate need of cash – so they’ve decided to auction off an AR-15 assault rifle.

The Atwood-Hammond baseball league said they only raised $10 with last year’s raffle. So a local gun shop provided the league with a Rock River Arms Tactical Operator Two .

“My phone has been ringing off the hook,” said Charidy Bucher, co-owner of the Atwood Armory shop. “The response has been tremendous.”

Bucher said her phone has been ringing since 4:30 a.m.

“People from out of state have been calling,” she said.

She said the winner of the rifle will also receive 260 rounds of ammunition.

“Ammo is just as hard to get as the firearms these days, unfortunately,” she said.

The towns of Atwood and Hammond are about 25 miles southwest of Champaign – where many residents invoke their Second Amendment rights.


Congrats to the Atwood Little League on a wise choice.

Although we can image there’s a few leftist gun-haters out there just about filling their britches about now…

8 thoughts on “Atwood Little League AR-15 drawing gets big-time publicity”
  1. If you want a ticket, shoot me an email and we’ll make arrangements to get you one! Email me at janking0909 (at)

    I’ll be at the meeting next month, too……I talked to Steve McLain from Atwood today, they’re going to have to print more tickets. Nice problem to have, huh? ;o)

    Edited to protect Jan from Spambots.

  2. I saw this on the channel 3 news. Hope someone is at the Effingham GSL meeting tonight.

  3. I saw this on the channel 3 news. Hope someone is at the Effingham GSL meeting tonight selling tickets.

  4. On behalf of the Atwood-Hammond ball league we thank you for your support!!!

  5. This is Bryan Butcher (Owner of the Atwood Armory, along with my wife Charidy), and I wanted to personally thank you for all of your help concerning this raffle, and your organization (which we fully support). If we could be of any help to anyone concerning this raffle, or questions, please feel free to contact us at The Atwood Armory @ 217-578-2767.
    Thanks again for everything,
    Bryan S. Butcher

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