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Bears Sat Sep 10 2011

If You Love Football and Music Concerts, Then Jay Cutler Has a Raffle That Might Interest You

Ever since his days as the Denver Broncos quarterback, Jay Cutler's been actively involved in children's charities.

In 2007, he started The Jay Cutler Foundation, which seeks to improve the lives of underprivileged children.

In 2008, at age 25, Cutler was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. Doctors informed him that he would need daily insulin shots and would have to alter his lifestyle to accommodate the disease.

So rather than indulge in self-pity, Cutler faced the disease and was determined not to let it interfere with his football career. In the midst of his struggle, he realized that his life was comparatively better off than the children affected with diabetes.

Cutler expanded his foundation's work to include helping children who suffer from diabetes. He often visits children's hospitals so that he can talk to them about the disease and about how they shouldn't let the disease keep them from pursuing their dreams.

To help raise money for his foundation, Cutler has put together an exciting raffle for football fans that includes a fantastic prize for the winner and a guest. The contest is called Jay Cutler's International Football and Country Raffle.

The prize includes trips to London and Chicago to watch the Bears play the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Carolina Panthers, respectively. The winner and a guest also get to see Grammy nominated country music artist David Nail perform at Joe's Bar in Chicago, which also includes a meet and greet session with Nail.

Further prize details are listed here.

Raffle tickets cost $2 each and the minimum purchase is five tickets. This is a great deal, plus all proceeds will go toward helping underprivileged kids and children suffering from diabetes.

Raffle tickets can be purchased here.

The final deadline to enter the contest is Sunday, September 18, 2011 at 11 a.m. EDT. The drawing will happen that day.

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