YMCA 5050 Raffle – Fall 2017

Not Just A Raffle:

The YMCA's '50/50' Raffle is a fundraiser for the YMCA at Virginia Tech. We've been actively trying to help your community since 1873, and fundraisers like the '50/50' raffle help us run our programs. From tutoring children in local school systems to promoting community gardens and sustainability, we're here to make a difference. 

Here's How It Works:

Each '50/50' raffle ticket costs $100. There's only 500 tickets, so get one while you can. What happens then? The proceeds from the raffle will be split between the YMCA at Virginia Tech and the winner of the drawing to be held on December 8, 2017. 

A Win-Win Situation:

Buying a '50/50' raffle ticket helps the YMCA at Virginia Tech raise critical funding during a time when our programs need it most. The winner of the raffle gets a nice boost to their holiday shopping budget, and everyone gets to enjoy the benefits of the Y's work to help build the next generation of VT student leaders, connect with senior citizens in local living communities, and much more.

A Legacy of Leadership

By 1900, there were over 800 campus YMCAs around the country. Today there are only 11, including the YMCA at Virginia Tech. Only an excellent legacy of leadership has given our YMCA such staying power. The YMCA at Virginia Tech flourishes today, owing to the efforts of early leaders such as Paul Derring, the Reverend Al Payne, Emily Stuart, Barbara Michelson, and influential volunteer leaders like Lucy Lee Lancaster.

The YMCA works to build leaders in Virginia Tech students, offering multiple programs in which they can participate and gain valuable experience while contributing to their community. There are lots of ways to get involved. To find out more about our current opportunities, please send an email to ymca@vtymca.org 

The YMCA at Virginia Tech’s programs help turn the students of today into the leaders of tomorrow; a convention that all started with a legacy of leadership that has remained consistent since the YMCA’s inception at Virginia Tech in 1873.

Community Service

The YMCA also proudly serves all walks of life in the community through education programs, after-school children’s programs, tutoring, international services, our thrift shop, and other community services.

The YMCA works with the community, the town, the county, and the public school system to identify needs and incorporate volunteers into programs to address those needs.

The YMCA currently serves over 27,000 community members through our various programs.