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Week in Paradise fundraiser ends Saturday

The biggest fundraiser of the year for Amberly’s Place ends Saturday, which leaves only a few more days for supporters to buy a ticket for a chance to win a Week in Paradise.

This year’s drawing for 10 “paradise” vacation packages will take place Saturday, June 1, at Z Fun Factory and Waylon’s Water Park, 4446 E. County 10th St.

Tickets are available for purchase online at However, tickets will no longer be mailed out. All online ticket sales will be available for “will call” pickup at Amberly’s Place, 1310 S. 3rd Ave., from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Friday. Tickets can also be picked up in the Z Fun Factory lobby starting at 9 a.m. Saturday. Ticket holders do not need to be present to win.


A ticket is also good for admittance to Waylon’s Water Park on Saturday, the day of the drawing. One ticket per person will allow entry between 9-11 a.m. Once a person has entered, they will receive a bracelet so they may enjoy the water park and features all day. Entry will be on a first-come, first-served basis with a maximum capacity of 1,000 individuals.

An early-bird drawing took place earlier, with Alan Manifold winning six Bronze 2024 Season Passes to Waylon’s Water World, sponsored by Waylon’s Water World, a day at Z Fun Factory for six with dinner, go-karts, miniature golf and arcade games sponsored by Z Fun Factory and six active recovery or therapeutic massages by Myolab.

Amberly’s Place uses the funds to help abuse victims with emergency needs. The family advocacy center is a nonprofit organization that provides services to victims of abuse in Yuma County and parts of Imperial County. In 2023, the center served 3,309 primary and secondary victims of abuse.

Primary victims are victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, elder abuse, child abuse, both physical and sexual, and human sex trafficking. Secondary victims are those who witness and/or are directly impacted by the abuse of the primary victim.


The following vacation prize packages are being offered this year:


7-day/6-night trip to Oahu, Hawaii, for 2 with hotel and airfare included, $500 travel money sponsored by Brian Butcher of Edward Jones; hairstyles for 2 by The Sassy Seale Hair Salon.


4-day/3-night stay with hotel for 4 and 2-day “Park Hopper” tickets for 4 (Disneyland and Disney California Adventure Park on the same day), $400 travel money sponsored by Yuma Insurance.


Day of deep sea fishing for 4 from San Diego (first night aboard vessel, second night in San Diego), $200 travel money sponsored by Republic Services; $185 car detail by Express Auto, $250 auto service by Accurate Automotive.


3-day/2-night stay for 4 in Buena Park with hotel, 4 season passes to Knott’s Berry Farm (2025 Calendar Year), $300 travel money sponsored by Del Outdoor Advertising.


4-day/3-night stay for a family of 4 to San Diego, with rental home accommodation near Mission Beach, $300 travel money sponsored by 1st Bank Yuma.


3-day/2-night trip to Durango, Colorado, for 2 with hotel and airfare included, whitewater rafting on the Lower Animas River, sponsored by Cathy Nuetzi of State Farm.


3-day/2-night stay for 2 on the Las Vegas Strip, tickets for 2 shows of your choice, $250 travel money, sponsored by Pilkington Construction.


3-day/2-night stay for a family of 4 with hotel accommodation at Legoland Hotel (breakfast included) plus 2-day Legoland/Sea Life/Water Park Hopper Tickets sponsored by Avenir Financial.


3-day/2-night stay for family of 4 with hotel in Williams, Arizona, admission for 4 to Bearizona Wildlife Park, $250 travel money sponsored by Foothills Bank.


2-day/1-night stay for 4 in San Diego, $500 shopping money sponsored by Deason Garner & Hansen Law Firm; $185 car detail by Express Auto; $250 auto service by Accurate Automotive.

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