Elgin Rotary's 5000 Reverse Raffle includes online auction
The Rotary Club of Elgin's annual Rotary 5000 Reverse Raffle will be held virtually on Friday, April 16. The pre-bid deadline for auction items is noon.
In addition to donations from Rotary Club members, the club's good work depends upon donations and proceeds from their Rotary 5000 Reverse Raffle.
Community members have the opportunity to purchase raffle tickets at $100 each. Only 125 tickets will be sold.
The event culminates in numbers being drawn with the last five numbers winning a portion of the $5,000 prize money, with the last one out winning the largest payout.
This year's free online-only event will feature the Reverse Raffle, a live auction, and a special guest.
The pre-bid deadline for auction items is noon Friday, April 16. You can enter bids as an absentee bidder by calling Terry at (847) 757-5727 or Laurie at (847) 888-2555.
Auction items include: "Zoo for You," a package for six for Brookfield Zoo, courtesy of the Chicago Zoological Society; "Brew to You," your own pub crawl without leaving home, featuring More Brewing Company in Huntley, Alter Brewing in St. Charles, Riverlands Brewing Co., Energy City Brewing, and New Glarus Brewing; "Tastes and Good Eats," featuring Viator Coffee Co., Andy's Frozen Custard, Gun Barrel Coffee, Rishi Tea and Botanicals, and Trader Joe's; "Chief for the Day," a private experience including meeting Elgin Police Chief Ana Lally, a tour of the Elgin Police Department, attending a K-9 demonstration and a roll call, meeting the SWAT team and more; dinner parties for six in your own home; four VIP passes to the Art Institute; Riverwoods Campus rental; and handmade Cubs quilts.
Following the Rotary motto "Service above Self," club members have taken on many important projects this past year.
These projects included: delivering food, supplies, and other needed items to seniors at their homes; funding warm winter coats for children; and participating in the Hope for the Holidays project by providing books and gifts.
The club also provided more than $12,000 in scholarships to local students. The members are currently working on getting more books into the hands of young children to promote reading and literacy.
To sign up to attend the free event, purchase raffle tickets, or check out the auction items, go to www.Rotary5000.org. You can see what numbers are available.
More information about Rotary Club of Elgin is available at www.RotaryClubofElgin.org.
Currently, the club meets at 12:05 p.m. Mondays via Zoom, except for the last Monday of the month, which is a social club meeting at 4 p.m.