Campus Colors continued its March Madness
For the fourth year in a row, Campus Colors ran a full court press for The Rory David Deutsch Foundation with its annual “March Madness” raffle. The prize is a legendary piece of basketball history: a North Carolina jersey autographed by number 23 himself, Michael Jordan. Anyone who made a purchase of $50 or more at any of the four Campus Color stores was automatically entered into the contest. Raffle tickets were also available for purchase to those who wanted to try their luck and make a contribution to The Foundation. “When the raffle is over, Ross always comes down to the store with the boys,” said Barbara Rubenstein, who owns and operates the Campus Colors stores with her husband Neil. “Rickey usually picks the winner, and then Robbie calls the lucky individual.” Geena Zaslavski purchased the winning ticket from the Highland Park Store this year. At the conclusion of the raffle, Barbara and Neil presented The Foundation with a check for $5,000.
With Rory wristbands that read “Brighter Tomorrows”, Barbara discovered another way to help The Foundation on a continual basis. “We put the bands on the front counter with a sign that read ‘available for a donation,’ and we decided not to take less than a dollar,” Barbara explained. “Well, people came in and made five, ten, and even twenty dollar donations. And, of course, all the kids want them. We were able to give The Foundation nearly $1,000 from these donations.”