Raffle Benefits Scholarship Program

Jimmy Smith selling Camp Fish Tales Raffle Tickets

Jimmy Smith founded the scholarship program and has been part of the CFT Board of Directors since 1996.

Every year campers who cannot afford Summer Camp, or do not qualify for respite money through their local community mental health organization, turn to CFT for help. Camperships are available every year thanks to the annual Camp Fish Tales Scholarship Raffle that was begun by campers and Board of Directors Member, James (Jimmy) Smith. Jimmy wanted to be able to attend summer camp and he wanted to benefit others like himself. Jimmy sells thousands of raffle tickets every year at $1 each.

“The raffle is important because it helps so many people like me attend Camp Fish Tales every year,” said Jimmy about his passion for the scholarship fund. “I love doing the raffle.”

Other campers who need assistance with paying for their summer camp also sell the tickets.

This year the raffle features cash prizes, along with other goodies. Tickets are on sale from now until the drawing on June 16th.