ADEC to raffle off custom Airstream Sport travel trailer courtesy of Thor Industries - ADEC

ADEC to raffle off custom Airstream Sport travel trailer courtesy of Thor Industries


Between our beautiful Amish countryside, the impressive Elkhart County 4-H Fair and our title as RV Capital of the World, it is no wonder that camping has a special meaning in our community.

ADEC is thrilled to be able to celebrate Michiana’s legacy of RVs and camping by raffling off a custom Airstream Sport travel trailer courtesy of Thor Industries. Proceeds from the raffle will go to helping people with intellectual and developmental disabilities lead lives full of choice and possibility.

Beginning this fall, ADEC will release 1,952 raffle tickets for a chance to win a brand new Aistream Sport, valued at over $51,000. Why 1,952? It represents the year that ADEC was founded — the year that a group of brave families came together and decided their children deserved to be a part of the community.

For just $100, you can purchase a ticket for a 1:1,952 chance of winning an awesome towable.

Guests at ADEC’s Annual Celebration (save the date for Oct. 26) will get first dibs on tickets, with the rest going for sale to the general public on Nov. 1.

But of course, it would not be an ADEC contest without some funky Art by ADEC. Our clients will be painting a whimsical design on the Airstream before the raffle, and we need your help to decide which design to choose. Vote on Facebook by using the corresponding reaction on the post below, or leave a comment on this blog post with your top pick. Cast your vote before 4 p.m. Wednesday.

The winner of the raffle will be announced the week before The ADEC Ball — an evening of dancing, friendship and fun at the RV Hall of Fame — on April 20, 2018.


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    Bettina Cordova says

    Where can we purchase the tickets ?

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      adecinc says

      Hi, Bettina! Tickets will go on sale at our Annual Celebration at the Lerner on Oct. 26. After that, the public can purchase tickets beginning on Nov. 1 at any of ADEC’s public locations, which includes our headquarters in Bristol and our Gaining Grounds Coffee Houses in Goshen and Middlebury.

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    Amber says

    Can you please post this as a Facebook event so I can remember to buy a ticket? Perhaps two events, one for the Lerner event and a seperate one for the ticket release on Nov 1?

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      koscherj says

      You bet Amber! In fact the best way to see what we are doing here at ADEC is to watch our Facebook page. We usually post there first.

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    David Heidelberg says

    I’d like to buy a ticket and live in Cincinnati Ohio. Will there be online sales. If not, do you know which location would be closest to Cincinnati?

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      Michelle Sokol says

      Hi, David! Sorry for the delay in response. We will not be able to offer online sales because of regulations regarding credit and debit cards with gambling, but people will be able to purchase tickets through the mail with a check.

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    Ben says

    Can you purchase a ticket over the phone with a debit card, or only in person at one of the ADEC location s?

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      Michelle Sokol says

      Hi, Ben! We will not be able to accept debit cards for raffle ticket purchases, but you’ll be able to purchase via mail and a check.

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    Rick Tostevin says

    Hi. Are tickets still available? If purchased by check, it is made out to whom, and mailed where? Thank you.

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    Carolyn Presnell says

    My birthday was November 1 that’s my dream I’m retiring….lol

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    Gina says

    I just found this website and read about this great opportunity and wonder if there are any tickets left for the raffle?

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      Michelle Sokol says

      There are still tickets available! The official drawing is on April 13, 2018. You can find a mail-in order form here:
      All proceeds from ticket sales will help people with intellectual and developmental disabilities lead lives full of choice and possibility.

      Let us know if you have any additional questions. If you don’t mind answering, we’d love to know how you came across our website!

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    Gina says

    Hi Michelle,

    I was googling Airstream Sport Trailers and the raffle was part of the search results. I am so glad that I read about this and that tickets are still available! I am sending my entry first thing in the morning! What a wonderful design on the trailer! Beautiful!

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    Bob says

    Does the winner have to have it painted? I would want the rustic stainless without the paint scheme.

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      Michelle Sokol says

      Hi, Bob! Thanks for your interest. The design is actually already applied to the Airstream, but we went with decals that can be removed if the lucky winner would rather go with the original look.

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    Meg says

    Hello there!
    Just came across this awesome contest and was wondering if any tickets are still available?
    Thank you!

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    Tom Lazerus says

    Hi there, Have u sold enough tickets that u will ‘for sure’ be giving away camper in April?

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      Michelle Sokol says

      We have the Airstream in our possession already, so it will definitely be given away. We’ve only sold about 200 so far, so your odds are looking pretty good. Tell your friends. 🙂

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