History of Our Classic Mustang Raffle
Thirty eight years ago, Past-President Robert Metzger, a classic car enthusiast, attended a Board of Directors meeting where discussion focused on the need for a repeatable, significant fundraiser. Metzger suggested a classic car raffle. In 1986 and the first BXRC Mustang Raffle occurred. Top prize? A 1965 Mustang Convertible, blue with a white top. Sales began April and all 1,000 tickets were sold by early June! Over the years we have increased the number of tickets printed and we have extended the sales season to end in the October - November time frame.
Our Mustang Committee begins the search and vetting of potential Mustangs for restoration about two years ahead of need.
The benefits of selling Mustang Raffle tickets in person include meeting the people in our community whom we serve – and meeting people who want to help others. Talking with those who want to give back to their community through active, hands-on service, we have met many “future Rotarians” whom we have welcomed to our club.
Over three decades of growth have proven the program’s success and sustainability that has raised over $2 million for charity.