Even though six people split the $10,000.00 check at the end of the night, everyone who attended “A Ticket to the Future” was a winner! The event known as “The Ticket to the Future”, has become an annual event where Rocket supporters purchase a $100.00 ticket to be entered into a “reverse drawing” with $10,000.00 going to a single winner or up to ten winners to be split. Ticket sales topped 240 and when the rolling barrel gets down to ten tickets remaining, the ten lucky owners of the tickets still left in the barrel must all agree to split the $10,000.00 or a ticket is drawn until all agree or only one ticket remains in the barrel. This year, the last six remaining ticket owners agreed to split the check with each winner taking home over $1,600.00 each.
The Rocket Scholars Committee, chaired by Stacy and Corey Johnson, organized the event to include a 550/50 raffle that raised an additional $660.00, a kayak raffle that raised over $500.00, a delicious array of hors d’oeuvres served by Mia & Grace, easy listening music provided by Joe Milder.
Rocket Scholars has raised over $150,000.00 to support Rocket students in the form of scholarships to assist with the ever-increasing costs of college. We would like to thank the many sponsors that helped to make this event so successful. A complete listing of our Rocket Scholars Sponsors can be accessed from the link below.
To view photos (huge thanks to Joe Lane) from the event, click on the link below: