In keeping with tradition the 2018 Reverse Raffle provided a lively atmosphere in room filled with anticipation as everyone hoped to be the one to take home the $2,000 payout. The annual event was once again held at Copious Notes in the German Village on November 1st. This year’s attendees had an extra chance to take home the party basket with over $400 worth of alcohol and accessories in a contest that has become a staple of the event.
The evening began with cocktails, appetizers and bonding over dreams if the grand prize winnings. The most popular people of the night were the volunteers selling one of 52 chances to win the party basket by purchasing a playing card for $20 with all proceeds benefitting the Community Assistance Foundation. Each person was anxious to get their favorite cards while other left the selection to chance randomly picking a card form the deck.
This year’s Raffle began with the presentation of the awards to the Community Assistance Foundation recipients, American Red Cross of Columbus, Patches of Light, COMPASS and Scholar House. CAA President, David Holzer presented the awards and posed for pictures after thanking everyone for their generosity throughout the year.
After a couple of announcements from Emcee Mike Lange of ABLE 444-Roof, the Raffle began with quick activity. The first ball drawn for the “Grand Prize Loser” went to Pure Properties Solutions who won back their $125 ticket price. Attendees excitedly followed along as numbers came off the board rapid fire, some were just disappointed not to win, while others received one of 14 consolation door prizes generously donated by sponsors.
When only five numbers remained: Commercial One Realtors, F & W Properties, two from HD Supply and Terminix Commercial. The group debated the decision to split the prize money evenly or continue to draw numbers. Unable to reach a unanimous decision, the next number was drawn and Commercial One was eliminated from contention. After another round of discussion and no unanimous decision next draw eliminated F & W. The group elected to draw again eliminating one of the HD Supply numbers. Before deciding whether to continue or split, Lange announced that the last playing card standing was the 10 of Hearts and the prize basket was awarded to David Black. Now, down to two the decision to split was once again turned down and the final number was picked removing the second HD Supply number from the board and leaving Jim Glass with Terminix Commercial as the lone winner.
The CAA Community Assistance Foundation would not be able to provide the outreach to charities without participation from members at events like the Reverse Raffle and would like to thank everyone for their donations by purchasing a ticket or sponsoring the event. Congratulations to all of this year’s lucky door prize winners.
We would like to thank all of the sponsors and everyone that bought a ticket.
Trane Residential Solutions
Fire & Ice Heating and Air Conditioning
Guardian Water and Power
Door Prize Sponsors
Choice Property Resources, Inc.
Overmyer Hall Associates
Radon Be Gone
Scherzinger Pest Control