What is the 2018 CMFSC Raffle?
For the 2018 – 2019 soccer season, Coquitlam Metro-Ford Soccer Club, in conjunction with its sponsors, its teams and players will be once again undertaking a fundraising raffle in which 48,000 tickets will be produced and sold at a price point of $5.00 per ticket. Our Club’s primary sponsor, Metro Motors has contributed a 2018 Ford Fiesta, which will comprise the raffle’s first prize. We are grateful for the support of Metro Motors for its ongoing support of our Club.
Why is CMFSC Holding a Raffle?
CMFSC is committed to developing and offering more programs and playing opportunities to support the continued development of its membership and players at all ages and levels of play. As operating costs across all programs continue to escalate, the Club continues to explore methods of generating incremental funds, rather than passing these cost increases directly onto its membership. Last season’s raffle generated approximately $120,000 in net revenue that was applied directly to CMFSC programs and expenses. The expectation and goal for the 2018 raffle is to generate in excess of $240,000 for the CMFSC’s 2018 – 2019 programs.
What is the Price of the Raffle Tickets?
Tickets for the 2018 raffle are priced at $5.00 per ticket. (Note that each $50 book has 10 tickets) Based on the volume of positive feedback we received last year, and given the high dollar value of the prizes the Club awarded last season (and will award this season), tickets should remain a very easy sell. In addition, the raffle tickets represent extremely good value with great odds of winning.
What are the Raffle Prizes?
CFMSC sponsors and suppliers have continued to support the Club in a big way. As such, the major prizes for this season’s raffle will include the following:
- 1st Prize - 2018 Ford Fiesta
- 2nd prize - 55" Flat Screen TV with Surround sound and a Blue Ray Home Audio Package
- 3rd Prize – 2 Whitecaps Season Tickets
Are Team Seller Prizes Being Offered?
Team “Early Bird” Prizes:
Teams have a chance to win “Early Bird” prizes. The first fifteen (15) teams (5 from each of the Initiation Academy, Mini’s and Youth/Adult teams) selling and returning all of their assigned ticket books, monies and control sheet on or before the October 6th deadline (October 16th for IA) will win a $200.00 cheque per team. Winning teams will be selected and announced prior to the Raffle Draw.
Also, the first nine (9) teams (3 from the Initiation Academy, Mini’s and Youth/Adult teams) which sell the most tickets (availability limited to extra printed tickets) will win $250/$150/$75 for 1st/2nd/3rd place respectively. Winners will be selected from all of the completed packages returned by the due date of Friday, October 5th (Monday, October 15th for IA), and winners will be selected prior to the Raffle Draw.
There will also be ten (10) random team draws for $100 gift certificates drawn from all club teams returning their raffle packages by the required due date.
What are the Club’s Expectations of Teams and Individual Players?
U8 through U12 teams will each be assigned approximately 15 books of tickets to sell. U13 through U18 teams will be assigned approximately 18 books of tickets to sell. The Adult teams will receive approximately 18 books of tickets to sell. Each book contains 10 raffle tickets, priced at $5.00 per ticket. Players in the CMFSC Initiation Academy will receive approximately one (1) book each per player. Teams and players will have approximately 4 weeks to sell their ticket allotment and return the stubs and proceeds. As the funds generated benefit all teams and players, the expectation is that all teams and all players will participate in the ticket sales process.
What do the Timelines look like?
Ticket sales for the raffle will commence September 3rd and end Friday, October 5th (Monday, October 15th for IA) and the Raffle will conclude with the draw on Friday, November 16, 2018. All ticket books and proceeds must be returned no later than Friday, October 5, 2017 (Monday, October 15th for IA).
Critical Raffle Dates are as follows:
|Monday, September 3rd||CMFSC Raffle Commences|
|Friday, October 5th||Raffles Closes – No further sales can take place for Mini, Senior and Adult teams and ALL raffle packages are due.|
|Monday, October 15th||No further sales and ALL raffle packages for IA are due.|
|Friday, November 16th||Raffle Draw– at Evergreen Cultural Centre at 1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam.|
Where can I get more information about the CMFSC Raffle?
Thank you for your support of the 2018 CMFSC raffle!