Batavia Rotary Renews Raffle
Written by Dan Fischer on July 6, 2018
The Batavia New York Rotary Club has a long history of making significant capital contributions to local projects which are typically multi-year commitments. Due to circumstances beyond our control, the most recent and major fund raiser –The Annual Corvette Raffle – was put on hold while the State of New York’s elected officials in Albany reformed outdated 1950’s laws with regards to non-profit/charitable gaming raffles. Specifically: to who, where and when tickets could be sold.
In the 21st Century of internet, credit card and remote sale transactions , the current NYS lim-ited raffle laws continue to be a major constraint on Batavia Rotary Club ticket sales necessary to cover the previous cost of the car, ten other $500 winners, the expenses to run such a raffle and net proceeds to satisfy our financial commitment to donations towards the UMMC operat-ing room renovations, YMCA/UMMC wellness center and our annual $18,000 college scholar-ship program for three deserving high school graduates from Batavia High, Notre Dame and Genesee Valley Educational Partnership.
All that said, the Batavia Rotary Club is pleased to announce they are reentering the game with a 100% NYS Raffle Laws-compliant Cash Raffle having a $20,000 top prize. Only 999 tickets will be sold at $100 each and the vast majority of the tickets will be sold here in WNY the counties of Genesee, Orleans, Wyoming, Livingston, Monroe, Niagara and Erie (as is still required by an-tiquated NYS Lottery laws).
The Batavia New York Rotary Club – 85 members strong- will be soliciting and reaching out with tickets through a limited distribution and face to face contacts starting July 6, 2018.
The top prize winner will be selected as part of our Annual Brew Fest Event on September 29, 2018 at the Batavia Downs Gaming. Five other lucky ticket holders will receive $100 cash priz-es.
Contact any Batavia Rotarian for tickets. Tickets will also be available at:
Lawley Insurance at 20 Jefferson Avenue
Dr. Michael Kubiniec, DDS at 180 Washington Avenue
WBTA at 113 Main Street