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Raffle Tickets for Comic-Con 2013 Passes!

Torrey Pines (La Jolla) Rotary Foundation has two passes to Comic-Con 2013 Preview Night on July 17 and two 4-day passes for Comic-Con 2013 on July 18–21…and they can all be yours if you are the lucky winner of our fundraising raffle.

Raffle tickets are $10 each. Only 6,500 raffle tickets will be sold, and we expect them to sell out quickly.

To purchase raffle tickets, print out the Raffle Ticket Order Form and FAX or mail it, along with your check or credit card information, to the FAX # or address shown on the Order Form.

Please note: All raffle ticket sales are final. Please do not use the Online Donation button below to purchase raffle tickets. By law, online raffle ticket sales cannot be accepted; any funds received other than by FAX or mail will be considered contributions to our Foundation. Your cancelled check/credit card charge will be your receipt.

Raffle ticket sales end on March 5, 2013 or when tickets are sold out, whichever comes first. Drawing will be held on March 13, 2013 at the Torrey Pines Rotary Club meeting; the winner will be notified in writing, and the names and contact information for the pass holders will be due at that time. Comic-Con passes are not saleable or transferrable. Passes will be available and sent via Fed Ex (or comparable carrier) in May 2013 upon personalization by Comic-Con.

Thank you for your support of the Torrey Pines (La Jolla) Rotary Foundation! Funds raised will be used to continue and expand our many local and international service projects, including funding arts and education needs. A partial list of current projects is below.

Please help us continue our good work around the world, and take a chance at having yourself the time of your life at Comic-Con 2013!

Torrey Pines Rotary Foundation
Bike Ride Across America

September 12, 2012 - October 22, 2012
Wheel You Help?

I am off (what an understatement) with Ed Ott for our fourth and last bike ride across America. To complete the four sides of our beautiful country, we will ride about 1900 miles from Calais, Maine on the Canadian border to Miami, Florida on the Cuban border. What extremes!

As in 2010, my Rotary Club of 43 years, Torrey Pines, will lend their support and good cheer. My goal is to raise $19,000 ($10.00/mile) for our Rotary Club Foundation that supports local and international worthwhile causes. All donations will go to the Rotary Club Foundation. Ed and I pay all of our own expenses. Below is a partial list of the beneficiaries from the 2010 ride. If you can help, please pledge a flat amount or an amount per mile (1 cent is $19.00).

  • Rotary Int'l Foundation for clean water project in Uganda
  • Shelter Box USA for tsunami disaster relief in Japan
  • Rotary District 5340 for tsunami disaster relief in Japan
  • Toys for sick children in Rady Children’s Hospital, San Diego
  • Toys for children of Camp Pendleton Marines deploying to Afghanistan
  •  Check the day by day listing

  • San Diego Symphony “Home for the Holidays” free concert for military families
  • UCSD Flying Samaritans for medical clinic in Ensenada
  • Rock Bottom Foundation for the San Diego Burn Center
  • Rotary project to provide protective vests for Afghani women police
  • Nativity Prep (San Diego, California)
  • University School (Cleveland, Ohio)

With your support:

  • You will get a receipt for tax purposes - the donation is 100% deductible;
  • You can follow the trek online on this page;
  • You will receive a nightly (or so) recap of the day’s ride with pictures;
  • If you pledge $250 or more, you will be our guest at a post-ride dinner party, date TBA. Since we are the only Wine Club in the Rotary District, you can expect a top notch gathering...

Please make checks payable to Torrey Pines Rotary Foundation. Mail to: Torrey Pines Rotary Foundation c/o William E Irwin Jr., 2254 Moore Street, Ste. 202B, San Diego CA 92110 or donate online.

News Center


Daily Blog of the Bike Ride
Check this page daily for the latest news from Bill and Ed.


70-year-old bicyclists start 1,900-mile 'Victory Tour' in Calais
Article by Aislinn Sarnacki, Bangor Daily News


Page for the 2010 Bike Ride
Catch up with the history and itinerary of the 2010 Bike Ride.

Online Donation

You can make a contribution online with a Mastercard or Visa. Your contribution will be collected by the Torrey Pines (La Jolla) Rotary Club Foundation. The Torrey Pines (La Jolla) Rotary Club Foundation being a 501(c)(3) organization, your contribution will be tax-deductible in the USA as provided by law.

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