Western Products, a manufacturer of snow removal and ice control equipment, is donating a military-themed snowplow to a raffle benefiting the nonprofit arm of the American Veterans Traveling Tribute (AVTT).
The organization sponsors visits of the Cost of Freedom Tribute and Vietnam Memorial Wall replica, and raises funds to help military veterans. The raffle drawing will be held at noon on Friday, June 20, during the 17th annual Snow and Ice Management Association (SIMA) Snow and Ice Symposium in Columbus, Ohio.

“This raffle is a great way for Western Products and SIMA to join forces on a great cause benefiting veterans and their families,” explains Don Allen, an AVTT official and former U.S. Army lieutenant colonel. “The funds earned from the raffle will be used to support veterans that don’t have the means to travel to war memorials, as well as scholarship funds for veterans’ family members.”

Along with its snow contractor partner company, Rich Arlington & Associates, Western designed a one-of-a-kind Wide-Out plow commemorating each of the five branches of the U.S. military and their veterans. PPG Industrial Coatings donated the paint for this project, and ICAFe Inc. donated the custom paint job.

Raffle tickets can be purchased for $5 each or five tickets for $20. SIMA attendees who purchase at least $20 in raffle tickets will receive a Western camouflage baseball cap while supplies last.

“Giving back to veterans is an important cause,” says Patrick Dietz, director of marketing at Douglas Dynamics. “Seeing all of these great organizations come together and contribute their resources to help out veterans and their families has been an inspiring and uplifting experience. We thank them for helping us to make the military plow raffle possible.”

SIMA, a nonprofit trade association for snow and ice management, has scheduled its Snow and Ice Symposium at the Greater Columbus (Ohio) Convention Center for June 18-21. SIMA donated booth #859 for this event and raffle tickets can be purchased at the booth June 19 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. and June 20 from 9:30 a.m. to noon.

Those who cannot attend the SIMA Snow and Ice Symposium and would like to participate in the raffle may call 866-454-0948 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. CST June 9-13 to purchase raffle tickets. The drawing will take place at noon on June 20. Those entered need not be present to win.
Click here for more information on the American Veterans Traveling Tribute Mission.

For more information is available here on how to attend the SIMA Snow and Ice Symposium