The Reverse Raffle & Silent Auction Event (charity gaming license 146062) is the Booster Club’s major fundraiser of the year. 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.
If you would like to attend this event, please click on the “Contact Us” menu item and send us a note. All attendees must purchase tickets in advance.
Listed below are the date/time specifics and fundraising particulars:
Date: Friday, April 12, 2019 Time: 6:00 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, along with one “Big Board” raffle number. (Tip: Remember your Big Board number, so you don’t accidentally buy the same number on a different board.)
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 any case, 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. 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.