PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – A group that helps New Jersey residents who have Tourette Syndrome is holding a fundraising raffle that organizers hope will be a big hit with soccer fans.

(Play-by-play announcer:) “Saved again!”

If you watched the World Cup, you saw Tim Howard prevent ball after ball from becoming goal after goal.

(Play-by-play announcer:) “Tim Howard the hero!”

The North Jersey native also minds the net for Everton in the English Premier League — and that’s where you could be if you win this raffle.

“A round-trip to England for two, two nights hotel accommodations, tickets to an Everton soccer match, and then dinner with Tim Howard,” explains Faith Rice, the executive director of the New Jersey Center for Tourette Syndrome and Associated Disorders.

Rice says the money raised goes to their work to support, research, and advocate for treatments and a cure for the neurological disorder — the uncontrollable tics that affect one in 100, including Howard.

“He considers it to be a speed bump — it may slow you down, but it’s not going to stop you.”

The tickets are $25 each or five for $100, with a June 1st deadline to buy.

For details, go to, or call 908-575-7350.

Reported By Ian Bush, KYW Newsradio

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