Official Press Release
SARASOTA, FLA. (August 9, 2004) -- CGC (Comics Guaranty, LLC.) and ACTOR (A Commitment To Our Roots) Comic Fund have joined forces yet again at Wizard World Chicago! Both organizations are proud to announce that they will be hosting an ACTOR raffle for a free CGC express tier submission. All you need to do is make a $1 donation to ACTOR and you receive a raffle ticket. The winner will be announced on the CGC website the week after the convention.
Raffle tickets are available at the ACTOR booth (#127).
"To show our thanks for the support the hobby has given CGC over the last few years," said Steve Borock, CGC President and Primary Grader, "as usual, we would like to give something back. This is just one of the ways we feel we can do this. ACTOR is a wonderful charity. Everyone who makes a living off the buying, selling, creating, publishing, or any other facet of comics should pay tribute and help those that came before us."
"The folks at CGC have been very supportive of ACTOR since Day One, and it's a pleasure to work with them. It's also nice to be able to give their fine service to someone to a lucky winner at the low cost of a buck," commented Jim McLauchlin, President of ACTOR.
ACTOR Comic Fund is the first-ever federally chartered non-profit-organization dedicated strictly to helping comic book industry veterans. Through ACTOR, a safety net is created. Financial Aid is available for comic book creators who may need emergency operations, necessities of life, or sometimes a helping hand back into active works in the comic book industry. It is a chance for us all to give back something to the people who have given us so much enjoyment.
Comics Guaranty, LLC (CGC) is an independent member of the Certified Collectibles Group of companies. Our certification companies have a proven and respected commitment to integrity, accuracy, consistency and impartiality in grading collectibles that has made them leaders in their fields. This proven model of success is ideally suited to adapt to the unique challenges of grading comic books.