What is a Drawdown?
Vicksburg Catholic School has held a drawdown annually since 1983 and it is consistently SOLD OUT. The proceeds from the event directly benefit the students and the school.
Ticket numbers are displayed on screen and stage during the event and as each number is called, it’s removed from the board, allowing guests to follow the action. Beginning with the first ticket drawn and then later at various points during the evening, DOOR PRIZES are given to ticket holders present. When only ten numbers remain, ticket holders are invited to the stage where they decide to split the pot or continue the drawing. If a ticket holder is not present they have not signed the back of their ticket to split, the drawing continues. The same question is presented after each draw until an agreement is made to split or a winner is announced.
The laid-back and social atmosphere of Drawdown attracts over 500 adults. Guests find the relaxed evening a perfect opportunity to mingle with old friends and make new ones. There is a delicious buffet and expansive dessert table. A full cash bar will be available.
During the Drawdown, guests are invited to view and bid on an expansive Silent Auction. With over 120 items, there is something for everyone! Trips, artwork, jewelry, electronics, tools, gift baskets and more will be on display, as well as artwork created by our students.
Drawdown raffle tickets cost $125 and each ticket admits two adults to the event, four (4) complimentary drink tickets, and one chance to win $10,000! Buyers have the option to purchase Insurance for $25; Insurance guarantees your ticket will remain in the bin through the first fifty tickets drawn. Buyers also have the option to purchase a $25 chance for an additional cash prize drawing of $2,500. If a buyer purchases one base ticket with both of these options, they are eligible to purchase an additional base ticket at a discount for $75.
Tickets may be purchased at the St. Francis Xavier Elementary or St. Aloysius High School front office, or in the Development & Alumni Affairs Office.
Only 550 tickets to "Drawdown on the River" will be sold. The event consistently sells out, so don't delay! As always we are thankful to God for His many blessings and offer thanks to you for your support.