At Brazosport Christian School (BCS), their annual homecoming event was supercharged this year by a fund-raising event set to deliver prizes to a few lucky participants who took the time to donate money to the school. To attract donors, the school contacted a local car dealership to provide the school with a brand new vehicle to give away in a raffle at the school’s home coming game. The only requirement for those who wished to participate would be to buy a raffle ticket worth $20. For each ticket purchased, the greater the chance the person would have to win the car. Although the free car was the grand prize, there were various other prizes to be given.
There was a $1000 gift card and a free iPad to be given away. Tickets were given to each of the students at the school and classes competed against each other to receive a special prize to be enjoyed in the future. Jared was excited to participate even though he didn’t know very many people to whom he could sell the tickets.
The night of the homecoming game in early November, BCS students and their families filled the stands. Friends and supporters and many who had purchased tickets were also there.
Half way through the homecoming game, the box of raffle tickets was brought to the middle of the field and the winning names were drawn. /The winners turned out to be perfectly matched to their support of the school. Each winner had already provided a lot of financial support to the school in the past. It felt really good to watch them claim their prizes.