On Saturday, April 2, 2022, the Rotary Club of River Cities will hold the Annual Classic 5000. Once again, the event will be streamed virtually in order to ensure everyone's continued wellness in the face of the pandemic. The event will be held virtually 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 removed/eliminated and placed in a secondary prize tumbler. Once we get down to the end, the last ticket remaining will win 50% of the money raised, up to $5,000, Woo Hoo!! Those tickets pulled out earlier which will be put into the secondary tumbler have a chance to win secondary prizes which will be valued at a minimum of $100 each. These may be combination of prizes and gift cards.
Also, our Table of Cheer is an additional purchase raffle opportunity of $20 for a set of 20 tickets/numbers. Just prior to the final Classic 5000 drawing is pulled, we will electronically draw the winner for the Table of Cheer. In 2021 we had over $600 worth of beverages which we ended up splitting into two (2) winners. The money raised here is not part of the Classic Reverse Raffle winnings.
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, as stated above, is $20 for 20 sequential tickets/numbers. You may also purchase more than one set of 20 tickets/numbers for the TOC.
100% of the event proceeds go to serving our communities and people in need.
Paying for the Classic 5000 will be very 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 are absolutely welcome to send us a check to: Rotary Club of River Cities, P.O. Box 292, Mount Prospect, IL 60056. Please include your email so we can communicate the needed information with you.
After receiving payment, you will receive a confirmation email. The week of the Classic (March 28) we will send you your Classic Raffle number(s), Table of Cheer numbers and information to participate in the Virtual Classic 5000 in case you want to join us for an hour of Classical entertainment. Winners will be notified the following week. Winners of the additional raffles will need to arrange for prize pick up.
Lastly, if you are interested in Sponsoring the event and taking advantage of the marketing please contact Daniela Krivak at Krivakd@maryvilleacademy.org for details.
If you have questions concerning the Classic 5000 event, contact Bret Fahnstrom at Bfahnstrom@rtpd.org