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Unique raffle gives Cubs fans shot at WS ring

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CHICAGO -- Do you want to own a 2016 World Series ring like the Cubs' players have and also help a good cause? Cubs Charities has announced one fan will win such a diamond-studded ring, donated by Jostens.

Starting Friday, Cubs fans can purchase Cubs Charities World Series ring raffle tickets for $10 each. The 2016 World Series ring offered through this raffle is the only player-grade version available for fans to own, and it will be customized with the winner's last name.

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CHICAGO -- Do you want to own a 2016 World Series ring like the Cubs' players have and also help a good cause? Cubs Charities has announced one fan will win such a diamond-studded ring, donated by Jostens.

Starting Friday, Cubs fans can purchase Cubs Charities World Series ring raffle tickets for $10 each. The 2016 World Series ring offered through this raffle is the only player-grade version available for fans to own, and it will be customized with the winner's last name.

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The ring, which commemorates the team's historic 2016 World Series championship, is made from 14-karat white gold. The top features the traditional Cubs bullseye logo masterfully crafted from 33 custom-cut genuine red rubies surrounded by 72 round white diamonds, all within a circular perimeter made up of 46 custom-cut genuine blue sapphires. The bezel is surrounded by 108 round white diamonds. Overall, the ring contains 214 diamonds at 5.5 carats, 3 karats of genuine red rubies and 2.5 karats of genuine sapphires.

In accordance with state and local law, the ring raffle tickets are only available in Chicago. In an effort to ensure more fans get an opportunity to participate in this one-of-a-kind raffle, Cubs Charities has placed Cubs Charities World Series ring raffle kiosks powered by Motorola, utilizing Lenovo tablets, at locations in Wrigleyville and downtown Chicago.

Cubs Charities World Series ring raffle tickets can be purchased at Wrigley Field on game days near guest services in the Budweiser Bleachers and by the Audi Club near Gate D, or at the Cubs Store locations on Michigan Avenue and the Park at Wrigley. Cubs fans who live within Chicago's city limits can buy a ring raffle ticket at the locations listed above or online at www.cubs.com/ringraffle.

The raffle will close Sept. 4 at 10 a.m. CT, and the winning number will be announced on Sept. 5.

Proceeds from the ring raffle will benefit Cubs Charities, which increases access to sports opportunities and targets improvements in health, fitness and education for those at risk.

For the full list of rules, visit www.cubs.com/ringraffle.

Carrie Muskat has covered the Cubs since 1987, and for MLB.com since 2001. She writes a blog, Muskat Ramblings. You can follow her on Twitter @CarrieMuskat and listen to her podcast.

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