Patient Empowerment

Promoting Research, Awareness, & Education of Type 1 Diabetes

Ohio State Benefit

Patient Empowerment

Promoting Research, Awareness, & Education of Type 1 Diabetes

Ohio State Benefit

NGO Raising Funds for Families Fighting Diabetes & Associated Issues

Ohio State Benefit is a non-profit organization raising money for research, awareness, and education of type 1 diabetes. We have five family members living with type 1 diabetes. We are keenly aware of associated issues and have taken it upon ourselves to help raise money with our raffle and events.

Benefit Raffle Prizes

  • 1 126V Grasshopper Mid-mount 52" Deck donated by SISCO & North Star Hardware
  • 2 Blackstone 36" Griddle donated by Barga Family & JDRF
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  • 5 One hog butchered & processed donated by Billenstein Farm
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  • 7 Pedal Tractor w/ wagon donated by North Star Hardware
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2020 was a tough year but we were able to host a small event in late July and held our Raffle. Thanks to the tremendous support we received from fans and sponsors, we could donate $26,000 this past year to JDRF Southwest Ohio and Diabetes Dayton. That puts the total donations over $127,000 in 13 years! A huge thank you to all our sponsors and fans that have helped us reach this milestone. View a video from our 2020 event below.

Ohio State Benefit

We Will See You Summer of 2021

The Barga family wants to thank all of the sponsors, fans, pullers, volunteers, Ambassador Club, and Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League for their support for our event. It takes a lot of people, effort, and communication to put this event together, and at times it is tough, but it is worth every hour of sleep lost. We hope everyone enjoyed themselves and will continue to support us as we strive for a bigger and better tomorrow for those living with type 1 diabetes.

2021 will bring change for us as we will only host our Benefit Raffle. Drawing will be held Labor Day weekend in September.  We will see you at tractor pulls scheduled for June 4-5 Battle at the Fort and July 30-31 Grand Nationals at Fort Recovery Ambassador Park.

We are proud to partner with the Ambassador Club, with its rich pulling history and professional facility. The club was formed in 1971, and the land was purchased for the community park. Since then, they have helped with many community events. A tractor pull has taken place since 1973.

You can visit Fort Recovery Ambassador Club Facebook page or website for more info.  

Event Details

  • $20 – Raffle Ticket, Coming Soon: can purchase online or in person.
  • Online Purchase will be through Paypal. You do not need a Paypal account. Please enter your email address correctly as we will verify ticket purchase via email. Ag Protect 1 LLC will be merchant sales go through.
  • Benefit Raffle Drawing will be held September 5/6, 2021. You do not need to be present to win. Raffle Tickets will be sold up to September 1, 2021 or 1,000 Tickets are sold.
  • A huge thanks to all the participants, volunteers, sponsors, and donors for being a part of this year's Ohio State Benefit Raffle to support Type 1 Diabetes.

Our Events & Tickets

  • Greenville National Bank
  • Channel Seed
  • C & C Ag Carriers (Chris & Carmen Shoemaker)
  • The Andersons Grain Company
  • Pohl Transportation, Inc
  • Mote Farm Service
  • Rowland Truck & Equipment
  • Ag Protect 1 LLC
  • North Star Plumbing, Heating & Cooling
  • PSG – Visual Concepts
  • Ohio Crankshaft/Stan Ray & Sons
  • Lyme Farms
  • Meat Shop
  • Wayne Oil (Denny Guggenbiller)
  • Eldora Speedway
  • Ansonia Lumber Company
  • Weaver Brothers
  • Diversified Insurance Service
  • AmTrust Ag
    • Otte Ag, LLC
  • Cox Insurance
  • North Star Hardware & Implement Co
  • Muhlenkamp & Associates
  • Ansonia Auto Parts
  • Leis Realty
  • The Whistle Stop
  • Edwin Nickol Inc.
  • Mercer County Awards
  • Cooper Farms
  • Elite Ag Consulting LLC
  • Tractor Supply Company (TSC)

$20 – Benefit Raffle Tickets
12 prizes – only 1,000 tickets. *Do not need to be present to win*
Get yours today. Drawing will be held at Darke County Steam Threshers grounds (6129 Reed Rd, Ansonia, OH, just off US Rt 127) on Saturday, July 25, 2020, at 8 pm. Proceeds from ticket sales go to JDRF and Diabetes Dayton. Tickets will be filled out with buyer information and put into the drawing, and the other half will be mailed to the buyer.


Purchase event tickets online
Online tickets: *Ticket price is refundable*
$20/Day (12 & up) 11 and under are FREE

  • All Tickets are for non-reserved seating
  • Secure online purchasing through PayPal
  • The transaction will be processed by Ag Protect 1
  • Print receipt and bring to Will Call Ticket Booth to get your tickets the day of the event
  • Ticket Booth opens at 4 pm

General Admission Tickets

  • All general admission tickets can be purchased at the gate on the day of the pull. All tickets are for non-reserved seating
  • To purchase tickets prior to the event, use online sales above or call (937) 620-4960
  • $20 Ticket (12 & up) at the gate- Kids 11 & under free (children 11 & under must be accompanied by an adult 18 & up)

$40 Weekend Pass (12 & up)


Campsites – $25/day includes electric, $10/day non-electric (No camping July 25th)
For more camping info, visit the Fort Recovery website, or call (260) 273-7165.

"We will add some new information later."
P. O. BOX 96, Ansonia, OH 45303

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