Congressman Zeldin Announces Raffle for Pope Francis Tickets
Patchogue, NY - Congressman Lee Zeldin (R, C- Shirley, NY-1) today launched a free raffle through his office to win tickets to the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol for Pope Francis' visit.
On Thursday, September 24, 2015, Pope Francis will address a joint session of Congress at the United States Capitol. Each member of Congress is allotted a limited number of tickets to distribute.
Congressman Zeldin will raffle off pairs of two tickets for constituents in New York's First Congressional District. The tickets provide access to the West Lawn of the Capitol for the arrival of the Pope at 10:30 AM on September 24. There will also be a simulcast of Pope Francis’ address at the West Lawn. A view of the Pope is not guaranteed.
Beginning today, First Congressional District residents can sign up online though the Congressman’s website here for a chance to win a pair of tickets for the West Lawn.
The lottery will close at 5:00 PM EST on September 14, 2015. Winners will be notified by phone the following day.
Ticket recipients will be selected at random. Tickets are reserved for constituents of New York's First Congressional District and are not available for resale. Travel/accommodations are at the raffle winners' expense.
If there are any questions, residents can contact the Congressman’s Long Island office at (631) 289-1097.