The annual Reverse Raffle & Silent Auction is the Booster Club’s major fundraising event. This popular event, held at the Center for Visual and Performing Arts in Munster, attracts over 400 guests who spend an evening eating dinner, enjoying live entertainment, participating in a fun reverse raffle, and bidding on enticing auction items generously donated by many NW Indiana & Chicago-based businesses and education-minded organizations.
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Listed below are the date/time specifics and fundraising particulars:
Date: Friday April 7, 2017 Time: 6:30 to approximately 10:00 p.m. Cost: $80 per couple Location: The Center for Visual and Performing Arts Dress: Business casual
- Dinner is included with the $80, as is one raffle (“Big Board”) ticket.
- There will be approximately forty 10-person tables at the event.
Overview of the two fundraising activities at the event:
- “Reverse” Raffle – Before dinner, guests mingle and purchase raffle tickets (most are $5.00 each) until all are sold from the ticket boards scattered around the foyer in the Performing Arts center. Cash bars are available in the foyer as well. Later, during dinner, raffle tickets are drawn while guests are eating. It’s called a “reverse raffle” because winning tickets are the ones NOT drawn; however, many of the drawn (“losing”) tickets actually receive a small door prize as a consolation. After all of the “non-drawn” raffle tickets are identified, winners are convened in groups and presented with an option to risk their winnings for a higher payout. Some risk it, some don’t; but in short, it’s entertaining to watch the process unfold.
- Silent Auction – In addition to raffle ticket boards, displays of items & services available for bid via silent auction are located on tables scattered around the foyer as well. Before, during, and after dinner, guests are encouraged to bid on items of interest. At the end of the evening, guests check on the status of their bids. If you have a winning bid, you pay for the item/service (with cash, check, or credit card) and take it home with you.