The 1964 Rugby Foundation is firmly committed to the development of rugby in Northeastern Ohio. The financial support provided by the generous donors in the Northeast Ohio rugby community has been enormously helpful in growing the game in our area and because of your generosity, The 1964 Rugby Foundation has contributed more than $60,000 to support rugby in Northeast Ohio. Raising funds on an ongoing basis to support these growth initiatives is an important part of what we do for the great sport of rugby.
To meet this financial challenge, we are implementing a new annual fundraising initiative called the 50 CLUB, a popular fundraising model used by rugby clubs overseas. In the 50 CLUB, our goal is to sell at least 50 numbered raffle tickets for $500 per ticket. Each month, for 12 consecutive months, beginning with the month in which we sell the 50th ticket, two winning numbers will be drawn: a 1st prize winner of $600 and a 2nd prize winner of $300, with all 50 tickets included in every monthly drawing. In addition, in the 12th month, the first prize will be $1,000.
For transparency, the winning 50 CLUB numbers will be determined by a designated monthly drawing of the Ohio Lottery “Pick 5” game. Winning numbers will depend on the number of 50 CLUB tickets sold and will be determined by reading the Pick 5 numbers forward, and if need be, backwards, two digits at a time starting on either end. For example, if we sell 57 tickets and the Pick 5 number is 52782, the winning 50 CLUB numbers would be 52 and 27. If the Pick 5 number is 86937 with 62 tickets sold, the winning numbers would be 37 and 39. If the Pick 5 number was 89075 with 65 tickets sold, the winning numbers would be 07 (or simply 7) and 57. If winning numbers cannot be produced with the midday Pick 5 numbers, we will use the evening Pick 5 numbers. If no winning numbers can be made from either drawing, that prize money will be added to the next month’s prizes.
To join the 50 CLUB, simply click on “Donate” at the top of this page. There, you can use your credit card or PayPal account to make your donation of $500 and join the 50 CLUB. If you wish to purchase your 50 CLUB ticket by check, please make it payable to “The 1964 Rugby Foundation” and send your check to 2121 Pebblehurst Court; Painesville, Ohio; 44077. Thank you for your generosity.