2017 Backwards Raffle Fundraiser
It’s your chance to win $1,000 through the Portland Australian Football Club’s annual Backwards Raffle! The raffle is a fundraiser for the club’s upcoming trip to represent Portland at the USAFL National Championships in San Diego, where both the Steelheads and Sockeyes will be looking to win their third consecutive national championships!
Here’s how it works: the drawing will be held at our AFL Grand Final Party on September 29th. Tickets can be purchased online though September 28th, in person from players, or at the event itself. Regular tickets cost $10. Prior to first bounce, we will hold a preliminary drawing to randomly select 45 regular tickets that will go into the Grand Prize Pool. In addition to those 45 regular tickets, we will also draw 5 “Super Sponsor Tickets”, which are $100 each, to enter into the Grand Prize Pool.
During the Grand Final, at each quarter time break we will then draw tickets one by one to be eliminated from grand prize contention, so that the final ticket remaining will win our grand prize of $1,000! We will draw 30 tickets at first quarter time, 20 tickets at half time, and the final 10 tickets at three quarters time.
Additional smaller prizes such as employee store passes to local businesses will also be included in the raffle. Prizes will be updated here as the raffle approaches.
The raffle is over, but come back again next year for another chance.
As an amateur team, players largely must cover their own expenses to travel to the National Championships. Proceeds from this raffle allow the club to provide financial support to players and cover expenses such as game day equipment, ground transportation, local accommodation, and some airfare to players in need. With only 500 tickets sold, odds of winning are better than the Oregon Lottery.
Support the growth of footy in Portland, and give yourself a chance to win $1,000!