The Advancement Board hopes this raffle reduces the fundraising burden felt by our school families by tapping into outside sources of funding, namely, the broader Naperville community and beyond.
The excitement around the last few weeks of the inaugural Queen of Hearts when the final jackpot last August grew to $25,000 was frenetic, and we would like to make every weekly drawing of Round 2 equally exciting.
Once the jackpot of raffles such as this reaches a certain level (think Powerball) the interest and enthusiasm is so heightened that even people who seldom participate in lotteries rush to gas stations and food stores to take a chance on transforming their lives.
To build that jackpot to a meaningful level for the first drawing on Thursday, October 29, the school has asked each school family to help try selling 30 tickets to friends, neighbors and acquaintances in Naperville, and by spreading the word about the raffle.
If we do this, the initial pot will be over $20,000. As we learned from Round 1, a larger pot garners the attention of those outside our school community.
Similar to Round 1, the person who eventually identifies the Queen of Hearts splits the pot, 50-50, with the school. As a further incentive, the card that is drawn that first week will receive a consolation prize of $1,000 even if the Queen remains hidden.
- 5 tickets for $10
- 20 tickets for $20
- 100 tickets for $40
- 300 tickets for $100
We thank you in advance for your help as we continue to seek ways to financially support Saints Peter & Paul School, the premier choice for quality Catholic education in Naperville.