The Newport Public Education Foundation recently announced that it is hosting a Newport Bridge tower tour raffle.

During the raffle, participants will have the chance to win a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to stand atop this Rhode Island icon, all while supporting the foundation’s mission to provide educational enrichment in Newport’s public schools.

Purchase your raffle tickets by June 19 for the chance to win an escorted visit to the top of the Newport Bridge, 400 feet above sea level. The winner and a guest will enjoy unparalleled views all the way to Martha’s Vineyard during this unforgettable experience.

Raffle tickets are $20 each or three for $50. Only 500 tickets will be sold, and all proceeds benefit the Newport Public Education Foundation, which empowers teachers, administrators and community partners to provide enriching educational experiences for the students of Newport’s public schools.

To purchase tickets, call (401) 619-0801, email (leave your name and preferred telephone number) or visit the Aquidneck Growers Market on Saturday, June 5 or Saturday, June 19 at Pell Elementary School.

In addition to the escorted climb, the prize package includes two hard hats, two high-visibility vests, two commemorative coins, a DVD of the Rhode Island PBS original documentary “The Newport Bridge: A Rhode Island Icon” and a copy of James Ricci’s “The Newport Bridge.”

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