St. Francis Xavier Catholic School raised $14,985 through the Catholic Schools Raffle program in ticket sales and donations toward their fundraising goal of $15,000.
From Jan. 17 to March 1, St. Francis Xavier students sold $5 raffle tickets.
The fundraiser ended on March 12 with the prize drawing for $40,000 in prizes, which included gift cards, vacations and a new Buick Encore.
Guest emcees were former Minnesota Viking Matt Birk and Miss Minnesota 2019 Kathryn Kueppers.
When St. Francis Xavier’s total is added together with the other 88 participating schools in Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota, the 2020 Catholic Schools Raffle raised more than $1.3 million – a record for the program – and a cumulative total of $9.8 million since the program began in 2009.
Costs to run the raffle are provided by sponsor Catholic United Financial so every dollar raised by ticket sales stays with this school.
Based in St. Paul, raffle sponsor Catholic United Financial provides all the prizes and promotion materials for the raffle.