If you’re busy drowning your sorrows because you did not win the $40,000 grand prize in the Rotary Music Extravaganza draw, there’s good news on the horizon. You still have the chance to win $25,000 if you buy a ticket for the annual St. Ignatius Band Concert and Christmas Fundraiser.
The concert, at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Loyola Hall on Walkers Road, will feature all of the school bands and choirs performing a variety of Christmas music.
As if that was not enough to get people in the festive spirit, the program will conclude with the gate first-prize drawing for $25,000; second prize of $2,500, and third prize of US$2,500. There are more than 20 additional prizes, including five Cayman Airways US$300 travel vouchers, which can be used toward a ticket to any Cayman Airways destination.
This is the main annual fundraiser for St. Ignatius, with net proceeds to benefit both the church and the school.
The church will invest funds toward facilities improvements in Grand Cayman and Cayman Brac, and the school will use the proceeds toward the facilities development fund.
A portion of the proceeds will go to the scholarship fund, which provides tuition assistance for those families who are unable to afford full school fees. A donation will also be made to a local charity.
Tickets cost $25 and are available at the school or church offices and from a number of parents, students, and church members.
Tickets are also on sale at several businesses (just look for the bright green posters) and outside most major supermarkets through Wednesday.
Ticket holders do not need to be present to win, and all winners will be notified by phone on Wednesday and Thursday. The prize drawing is always fully audited by KPMG, and full results will be posted on the school website www.st-ignatius.com and the church website www.ignatius.ky.
Five years ago, one of the ticket purchasers summed it all up by saying, “Everyone who buys a ticket is a winner because we are supporting our young people and the future of Cayman.”
St. Ignatius is most grateful for the community’s support over the years and they are looking forward to another successful event this year.
For more information and/or to buy tickets, contact the church office on 949-6797 or the school office on 949-9250.