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On Saturday, April 2, 2022, the Rotary Club of River Cities will hold our Annual Classic 5000.  This year, the event will be held virtually in order to ensure everyone's continued wellness in the face of the pandemic.  The event will be live-streamed from 7 pm to 8 pm.
The Classic 5000 is a reverse raffle in which all entry tickets start out in the tumbler.  One by one, the tickets are drawn (eliminating them from the grand prize) and placed in a secondary prize tumbler.  At the end of the drawing, the last ticket remaining will win 50% of the money raised, up to $5,000, Woo Hoo!!  Those tickets pulled out earlier, which have been put into the secondary tumbler, have a chance to win 1 of 4 secondary prizes valued at a minimum of $100 each and which may be combination of prizes and gift cards.
Tickets for the Reverse Raffle are $100 each, you may purchase more than one if you want to improve your odds of winning.
The Table of Cheer is an additional raffle opportunity to win a selection of beverages and bar essentials with an anticipated value of at least $300!  Just prior to the final Classic 5000 tickets being pulled, a random electronic drawing will determine the one winner of the Table of Cheer.  Funds raised by the Table of Cheer are separate from the Classic 5000 prize. 
Table of Cheer tickets are $20 for 20 sequential tickets/numbers. You may also purchase more than one set of 20 tickets/numbers for the Table of Cheer.
100% of the event proceeds go to serving our communities and  people in need.
Purchasing Classic 5000 tickets is easy!  We have a Paypal account set up so you can register from the comfort of your couch! 
If you don't have a Paypal account, you can print the Registration flyer (left) and send a check made payable to Rotary Club of River Cities to:
Rotary Club of River Cities, P.O. Box 292, Mount Prospect, IL 60056.  
Be sure to include your contact information, including email address (required!) and phone number, so we can email you your ticket numbers and contact you when you win! 
Shortly after receiving your payment we will send you a confirmation email.  We will email your Classic Raffle number(s) the week leading up to the event, along with information for logging into the Virtual Classic 5000 so you can join us for an hour of Classic entertainment!  If you purchase Table of Cheer tickets, these will also be sent electronically. It is not necessary to log on to the livestream to win. 
Sponsorship. If you are interested in sponsoring the Classic 5000 and benefit from being included in all Classic 5000 marketing, please contact Daniela Krivak at for details.
Questions?  Please contact Bret Fahnstrom at with questions about the Classic 5000.