Win a Hyside Mini-Max Raft & Support Our Rivers!

By Patrick Dooling 3 weeks agoNo Comments


The Western Slope Conservation Center is raffling off a new Hyside Mini-Max Raft complete with Welfelt frame package and Cataract Oars worth over $4300! All proceeds will benefit the Western Slope Conservation Center. 


If you encounter any issues with the online sales please contact Patrick Dooling, 970-527-5307 x 203.

Made for the #WesternSlope: “The Mini-Max is the most versatile little boat you can find…..Small enough to pack it in on your Gunnison Gorge trip, yet big enough to R-4 with comfort and extra gear! Makes a sporty and nimble 2 man fishing rig.” – Hyside

Customized Frame by Welfelt Fabrication in Delta: “The Welfelt custom frame is a revolutionary design in today’s raft world – taking minimal cargo space (fit the entire frame set up in the back of a sedan!), easy to backpack into most rivers, lightweight (14 lbs.!), extremely strong, durable, and totally dependable.” – Welfelt Fabrication


Tickets will cost $20 for 1, or $100 for a book of six. Only 500 tickets will be sold! You can purchase your tickets at:

  • WSCC’s River Festival (Paonia River Park, June 2)
  • Cherry Days Festival in Paonia
  • Various other events before July 16 – stay tuned for announcements
  • WSCC’s office, 204 Poplar Avenue, Paonia, CO
  • Online Here

The drawing will take place on July 16, 2018 at 4pm at 204 Poplar Ave, Paonia, CO 81428 (WSCC’s Office). Huge thanks to Welfelt Fabrication for sponsoring the raffle!

For questions, please contact Patrick Dooling, Associate Director.

Host your next work meeting in style on this beautiful Mini-Max!
Alex showing off his office rowing techniques.
Hannah busy planning River Fest!

Official Western Slope Conservation Center Raffle Rules:

By purchasing a ticket, each purchaser acknowledges having read and agreeing to abide by the Western Slope Conservation Center’s Official Raffle Rules. This raffle is being conducted in accordance with all applicable State and Federal laws. Western Slope Conservation Center’s State of Colorado Raffle License Number is 2018-13549. As per IRS regulations, raffle tickets are NOT tax-deductible.

Raffle Tickets, Period, and Eligibility – Ticketholder need not be present at drawing to win. Each ticket shall be sequentially numbered from 1-499 Tickets will not necessarily be sold in sequential order. No more than 500 tickets will be sold. All tickets sales are final and non- refundable unless raffle cancellation occurs. The raffle period shall be from the date the first ticket is sold through 12:00 pm, July 16, 2018 or such earlier date as the maximum number tickets are sold.

Each purchaser of a raffle ticket must be at least 18 years old and only one individual’s name may be associated with each ticket. Tickets may not be purchased as gifts for individuals under 18 years of age. Members of the Western Slope Conservation Center’s Board of Directors, Employees (full, part-time, or contract) and their respective current spouses or partners are not eligible to participate in the WSCC Raffle.

The Western Slope Conservation Center reserves the right to reject entry forms submitted with payment that does not constitute “good funds.” Each online ticket purchaser will be sent a receipt via e-mail and a separate email that will identify the purchaser’s unique raffle ticket number(s). The original printed raffle ticket will be retained by the Western Slope Conservation Center and the stub will be entered into the drawing along with the stubs of all other tickets sold. U.S. Postal regulations prohibit the mailing of raffle tickets.

Western Slope Conservation Center assumes no responsibility for lost, late, misdirected, or non-delivered mail or fax messages, or any other failure to receive orders or deliver receipts prior to the drawing deadlines. Western Slope Conservation Center assumes no responsibility for and is under no obligation to attempt to process purchase forms that have been incorrectly completed, and these forms will not be entered into the raffle drawing.

Grand Prize – The Western Slope Conservation Center’s Raffle Grand Prize is a Hyside Mini-Max Raft with a Welfelt custom frame, front seat, oar locks, oar tethers and Cataract Oars – a $4340 value. The Grand Prize winner will be able to collect within 48 hours of the drawing.

The Grand Prize will be awarded in its then present, “as-is” condition. Winner will be solely responsible for any and all license, title, and registration fees associated with the boat, as well as insurance, pickup or delivery costs, and/or any other expenses related to the acceptance and use of the prize. The Grand Prize winner is also solely responsible for all income and purchase taxes associated with the prize awarded and will present proof of eligibility and understanding of their tax obligations, proof of age, and social security number to the Western Slope Conservation Center before the prize is awarded. The winner will also supply a release confirming the Western Slope Conservation Center’s permission to use the winner’s name, city, state, and likeness in media releases and other publicity.

Drawing – The drawing will take place on July 16, 2018 at 4pm at 204 Poplar Ave. A representative of the Western Slope Conservation Center will draw the winning raffle ticket stub at random under the supervision of the Western Slope Conservation Center’s certified Games Manager. The winner does not need to be present to win. The holder of the winning ticket shall be notified via email, telephone, and/or Certified U.S. Mail if necessary, at the address provided by the purchaser. The winning ticket numbers and names of the winners shall also be posted on the Western Slope Conservation Center’s website immediately after the drawing. This information may also be publicized in other media. 

Anyone who purchases a ticket(s) and participates in the raffle releases the Western Slope Conservation Center, its directors, officers, members, and agents from any and all liability, loss, or claim arising out of any raffle prize. In case of any dispute regarding the conduct of the raffle, the decision of the Western Slope Conservation Center shall be final, with the approval of the Secretary of State and in full compliance with Bingo-Raffle laws.

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