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St. Francis students raise $50,415 as part of statewide raffle

St. Francis of the Lakes students raised $50,415 in just six weeks, every penny of which will go to the Brainerd school’s coffers, as part of the annual Catholic Schools Raffle.

The Catholic Schools Raffle is a fundraiser sponsored by Catholic United Financial. Along with an additional 84 other Catholic schools in Minnesota, South Dakota and North Dakota, the raffle put $1,022,995 into educators’ hands.

Catholic United Financial covers all the costs associated with this multi-school raffle, providing $50,000 in prizes, tickets and all the promotional material, so the participating schools can use money they raise to provide improved technology, infrastructure, tuition assistance or any other need they may face.

Many students won an HD Kindle Fire tablet and the top-selling classroom will receive a pizza party. The three schools that sold the most tickets per student will also receive a $3,500 grant in addition to their raffle earnings.

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