Moose droppings raise money for Anchorage non-profits

Published: Apr. 21, 2017 at 7:10 PM AKDT
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For the 28th year in a row, moose nuggets are helping raise money for charity.

Yes, you read that correctly.


held its annual Moose Marble Madness event Friday, in which 2,000 wrapped up pieces of moose poo are tossed from a helicopter.

Each one is numbered to match a corresponding ticket. The holder of the ticket matching the number of the nugget that comes closest to a designated bullseye will receive $5,000 for the charity of their choice.

Prizes range from that $5,000 award down to $20 awards, with about a 1-in-39 chance of winning.

This year, ticket No. 219 was the winning nugget; No. 1235 was second, the ticketholder of which will receive $1,000 for non-profit contribution; and No. 253, in third place, will take $500.