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Colts win $25,000 from Facebook contest

DUBUQUE (KWWL) -- The Dubuque Colts Drum and Bugle Corps won $25,000 in the Chase Bank Community Giving competition on Facebook.  They were one of the top 100 charities.

Each group will receive $25,000 from Chase bank and they are now eligible for round two of the program in January.

The top vote will received$1,000,000.  Those who rank 2nd through 6th will receive $100,000 each.

All 501c3 charities will less than $2,000,000 in annual revenue were eligible to receive votes.  Over 400,000 charities entered the contest.

The Colts were the only organization in Iowa to receive award.

"We are going to use this donation to support member scholarships and our local programs.  It is very welcome and unexpected boost for our programs and it's very flattering to be one of the top 100 groups in terms of supports in the country," said Greg Orwoll, Colts Executive Director.

Online Reporter: Lauren Squires

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