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Million dollar fundraiser includes SEAS

Starting Jan. 11, students from St. Elizabeth Ann Seton will be selling $5 tickets for the opportunity to win a 2019 Chevrolet TRAX (or $20,000 in cash) or other prizes totaling $40,000 in value. Every cent stays at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton. Catholic United Financial — a St. Paul-based company provides all the prizes and promotion materials for the raffle at no cost to the participating schools.

Now in its 10th year, the Catholic Schools Raffle has raised over $7 million for Catholic schools in Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota. This year, Catholic United is challenging the 90 participating schools to collectively raise $1 million during the six-week selling period. To help reach this goal, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton hopes to sell enough tickets to raise $15,000. The money raised allows schools like St. Elizabeth Ann Seton to provide tuition assistance, update technology systems and cover the cost of special learning opportunities like guest speakers and field trips.

Ticket sales begin Jan. 11 and run through Feb. 24. Tickets are only available at participating schools. The grand-prize drawing ceremony takes place at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 5, at the Catholic United Financial home office in St. Paul. Raffle updates and a full list of participating schools can be found on Facebook at