The Ada Athletic Boosters are planning an inaugural Reverse Raffle for April 2, 2011. The fundraising event will take place at the Allen East Community Center in Harrod. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. with the meal at 6:15 p.m. and the drawing at 7:30 p.m.
Raffle tickets are $100 per person, which includes one meal, and additional meal tickets are $20 each. Only 300 tickets will be sold, and the top payout will be $10,000. Second prize will be $2,000; third prize will be $1,000; and fourth prize will be $750. You must be 21 years of age to purchase a raffle ticket, and tickets must be purchased in advance.
Other raffles will be held throughout the evening, some for cash, and some for donated items. There will also be Ada sports-related baskets that you can purchase raffle tickets for.
A live auction will also be held that evening for some highly sought after items, including two tickets to the home opening game (Sept. 3) for the Ohio State Buckeyes football team; an Ada Bulldogs stainless steel fire ring; OSU tickets for girls basketball, boys basketball and hockey games; a 42 inch flat screen TV; an OSU-decorated refrigerator filled with beer and pop; and either Cleveland Browns or Cleveland Indians tickets.
All proceeds benefit the Ada Athletic Boosters organization. The Boosters provide lots of assistance to Ada sports teams for players of all ages. Each season, every participating player receives $25 from the Boosters to spend on spirit wear and meals. Boosters also purchase ankle braces for every player on the basketball team.
The Athletic Boosters are also asking for monetary donations, for items to be donated for additional raffles that evening, and are looking for volunteers to help with the event. Contact Beth Ann Bass at 419-634-9777 for more information, for tickets, or to donate/volunteer.