The East Peoria Community Foundation is excited to announce an amazing raffle to win a 70th Anniversary Limited-Edition 2023 Corvette to benefit Levee Park in East Peoria’s Levee District. 

Gary Uftring and Uftring Chevrolet are celebrating their 40th Anniversary this year, which was the inspiration for this raffle. They are excited to help the East Peoria Community Foundation acquire the funds needed to complete Levee Park by donating a 70th Anniversary Limited-Edition 2023 Corvette as the centerpiece of an incredibly special Corvette raffle. The combination of these two amazing anniversaries is the launchpad for this fundraiser. You can see this gorgeous Corvette at Uftring Chevrolet in Washington. The East Peoria Community Foundation is challenging other local companies and community-minded citizens to join Gary Uftring and Uftring Chevrolet to help finish Levee Park. 

The goal of this raffle is to generate more excitement around Levee Park and to serve as a catalyst spurring enough additional donations to complete the final building phase of Levee Park. The foundation would like to thank Gary and Kay Uftring and Uftring Chevrolet for their generous philanthropy and community leadership. 

Raffle tickets for this special Corvette are available, and the winning raffle ticket will be randomly drawn on Friday, March 17, 2023. Tickets are available for purchase until March 16, 2023, unless they are sold out prior to that date. Each ticket costs $100 and no more than 2,500 raffle tickets will be sold. Tickets can be purchased online at, with a limit of 100 tickets per individual. You are encouraged to buy your tickets as soon as possible to be eligible for the $2,500 Early Bird prize. All raffle tickets purchased by December 22, 2022, are eligible to win the $2,500 prize, which will be drawn on December 23, 2022. The winner of the Early Bird prize is also eligible to win the grand prize Corvette. 

The first two phases of Levee Park are completely funded. Currently, $900,000 is needed to complete the last phase, which will include a water feature, a splash pad for children, shaded seating areas, terraced seating, and more green space. The Foundation is seeking donations from the community and area companies to help raise the funds needed to finish the park. Levee Park will be family-friendly, provide space for community gatherings, and become the new iconic face of East Peoria. Established in 2014, the East Peoria Community Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and welcomes donations and sponsorships for Levee Park. For more information, visit