Among nearly 800 applicants, Michigan Legacy Art Park is one of just 25 non-profit organizations to receive a certificate for a tower tour of the Mackinac Bridge, a tour it will raffle as part of a unique fundraising effort.
Approximately four million vehicles cross the Mackinac Bridge each year but few passengers ever get an opportunity to experience the western hemisphere’s longest suspension bridge from this iconic vantage point. One person and a guest will win the view of a lifetime in a drawing scheduled for March 14, 2015 during the Spring Fling Celebration at Crystal Mountain (need not be present to win).
“We are excited to have been chosen this year,” said Renee Hintz, Executive Director. “We decided to hold a raffle to give more thrill-seekers the chance to win – and at $10 per ticket, it is worth the chance for such a thrilling and rare experience.”
The winning ticket will give access for two people to stand at the top of a tower of the Mackinaw Bridge, 552 feet above the water, for a birds-eye-view of the beautiful straits of Mackinac. The hour and a half tour includes an elevator ride up the interior of a tower. When the elevator reaches its highest point, a 40’ ladder leads to the top of the tower for a breathtaking experience. The longest suspension bridge in the western hemisphere, the Mackinac Bridge is an iconic image of Michigan.
Raffle tickets are on sale now for $10 each and can be purchased with a major credit card on MyNorthTickets.com or by calling (800) 836-0717. Proceeds from the raffle benefit Michigan Legacy Art Park, helping to provide public access to over 40 outdoor sculptures set within its 30-acre wooded preserve and support programs like the Summer Sounds concert series as well as children’s programs like Looking to Learn and Fairies & Forts. These funds also allow the Art Park to continue to focus on additional fundraising campaigns like Art Access for All, creating trails and features for those with limited mobility.
The Art Access for All campaign will fund an accessible trail and arrival area to welcome people of all ages, needs, and abilities; expand the sculpture collection; and improve the education and performance areas to better engage the public and school groups.
Additional raffle information:
Up to 3,000 tickets will be sold. You do not need to be present to win. Key conditions include:
- Tower Tour may be scheduled May 1 and October 15, 2015
- Must be capable of tolerating extreme heights (towers are 552 feet above the water)
- Must be physically capable of maneuvering in confined spaces
- Must be capable of climbing a ladder about 40 feet in length
- Must be 56″ or taller and must weigh 80 lbs or more
Michigan Legacy Art Park is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization located on a 30-acre preserve at Crystal Mountain. The Art Park features over 40 outdoor sculptures that celebrate Michigan’s culture and history along nearly two miles of wooded hiking trails. The Art Park is a proud recipient of an operational grant from Michigan Council of Arts and Cultural Affairs and National Endowment for the Arts.