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St. Dominic Crushes the Crusader Raffle

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The Crusader raffle began on 10/16 and continues until 11/5

Every year, St. Dominic seeks out support and funding, to reach their fundraising goal of $120,000, which is made possible through the Crusader Raffle. While it might sound like a boring fundraiser, Dominic makes it fun by giving out numerous prizes, including a day off school, gift cards, house points, and of course the grand prize of $10,000! 

The raffle officially began on October 16th, and continues through November 5th. However, there is an advantage for early birds, as between October 16-27 you could get the early entry prize of $500. 

“I told my parents about the raffle and we got the word out as soon as possible,” Junior Bridget Goins said. 

Although there are plenty of cash prizes to go around, Dominic makes sure to include prizes for individuals who sell the most tickets. Each week the top student ticket-seller will receive a $50 Quicktrip gift card, and the top three overall sellers will win Amazon gift cards. 

“The last two years I have won first place for selling the most tickets. It brings me joy when our school strives and I believe it’s a perfect way to preach about St. Dominic,” Junior Holly Kwapiszeski said. 

While Dominic’s goal of $120,000 is somewhat ambitious, it is recommended that students purchase around 4 tickets each. This will begin to push the funds towards meeting our week one, and two goals, which include a Dress-down day, and donuts for the entire school. 

“It was very rewarding to receive food and a dress down day. It was a great incentive because without that I probably wouldn’t have cared,” Junior Cameron Schwent said. 

Following week one and two, is our week three goal of $120,000 to earn a day off school! While this might seem like a lot, Dominic families are very generous, which is why a bonus goal of $130,000 was established. Hitting this goal will give students another day off, extending their Thanksgiving break by two days!

“Selling tickets is so worth a longer break, where I can hang out with friends and family,” Freshman Izzy Woytus said. 

Although most students claim winning the day off school is the best part of the raffle, others  argue that the house competition is the most important. This year, houses earn points by the week, and can win up to 42 points! At the end of the raffle, whatever house sold the most tickets will earn a special treat during family time. 

“Last year my house sold a ton of tickets so we earned an ice cream day. It was so worth it,” Junior Olivia Chipley said. 

When purchasing a raffle ticket make sure to remember how your gift enhances St. Dominic, and makes it an even better community. The raffles last for three weeks so make sure to buy tickets, sooner than later, and spread the word about the awesome prize opportunities! 


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Abby Woytus, Staff Writer
Abby Woytus is a junior at St. Dominic. She runs cross country and track, while also participating in CRU and NAHS. Outside of school, Abby loves hanging out with friends and family.

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