Want to turn a five dollar bill into a new car or $20,000 in cash? It will happen to someone during the 2021 Catholic Schools Raffle. The raffle returns to St. Lawrence School in Milbank and gives you the opportunity to turn your five dollar bill into a 2021 Ford EcoSport (or choose $20,000 in cash). And, you help the St. Lawrence Catholic School, too.
Starting January 15, students from St. Lawrence School join students from 82 other schools across the region to sell the tickets. Each ticket purchased gives you one opportunity to win a 2021 Ford EcoSport (or the $20,000 in cash), or other great prizes.
Best of all, every penny of every ticket sold stays at St. Lawrence School thanks to the raffle’s sole sponsor Catholic United Financial. The St. Paul-based company provides the prizes and promotional materials at no cost to the school.
“Catholic United’s mission since our founding 143 years ago has included supporting Catholic education, and we couldn’t be happier or prouder to support our schools with the Catholic Schools Raffle,” explains Catholic United President Mike Ahles. “We have invested over one million dollars in the raffle because we understand how this unique fundraiser greatly benefits the students and their teachers.”
Now in its twelfth year, the Catholic Schools Raffle has raised over $9.5 million for Catholic schools in Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota. This year, Catholic United is challenging the 82 participating schools to collectively raise $1 million during the six-week selling period.
To help reach this goal, St. Lawrence School hopes to sell enough tickets to raise $13,000. The money raised allows St. Lawrence School to provide tuition assistance, update technology systems, and cover the cost of special learning opportunities like guest speakers and field trips.
Ticket sales begin January 15 and run through February 28. Tickets are only available at participating schools. The drawing for the Grand Prize takes place at 11 a.m. (CST) on Thursday, March 11 at the Catholic United Financial Home Office in St. Paul, Minnesota.