YMCA’s Student Parking Raffle


Guaranteed Campus Parking (EXCEPT during Football Game Days)
You will get to park at the Y’s Lancaster House for the entire year. The only exception being on Football Game Days. During Football Game Days, the winner of the parking raffle will need to move their car to the Y Center Parking Lot. Campus transit is available from the Y Center. As a note, all resident students are required to move their cars on Football Game Days: https://parking.vt.edu/parking/sep/football-parking.html

Park Close to Residence Halls
The Y’s Lancaster House is very close to Newman, Vawter, Barringer, Johnson, Miles, Lee & Pritchard residence halls.

Park Close to Downtown Blacksburg
The Y’s Lancaster House is just a short walk to the shops and restaurants in downtown Blacksburg.

Park Close to Cassell & Lane Stadium
Utilize the Y’s proximity to VT’s sports complexes to your advantage!

Extra Large Parking Space
The parking spaces at the Y’s Lancaster House are extra large, so every vehicle can fit with extra room to spare.

A Shorter Walk to Your Car
The Y’s Lancaster House is closer to residence halls than VT’s main residence parking lots. Avoid the hassle of having to walk so far whenever you need to go out.

Exclusive Parking Pass
Use the Y’s parking pass on your rear-view mirror to utilize your parking spot for the year.

Avoid Parking Services
Avoid the line at Parking Services!

Avoid Parking Tickets
Avoid having to go to Parking Services to pay for a parking ticket!

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Winner of the YMCA's
Student Parking Raffle can

park at Lancaster House.

- Close to Residence Halls
- Extra Large Parking Space

 

 

Q: When is the raffle drawing?
The drawing will be held on Friday, June 21, 2024 at 4:00 p.m. at the YMCA’s Center, located at 1000 N. Main St, Blacksburg, VA 24060.

Q: How much do tickets cost?
Raffle tickets can be purchased individually for $5, or in groups of five for $20. 

Q: How do I purchase raffle tickets?
You can purchase raffle tickets online at the YMCA’s Student Parking Raffle webpage

Q: Can I purchase more than one ticket?
Yes, you can purchase multiple raffle tickets. 

Q: Can I split an entry ticket with my friends?
Only one person’s name will be on the raffle ticket. If you want split the cost with another person, that is fine.

Q: Can I enter to win if I’ve already purchased a parking pass?
Yes, there are no restrictions on parking pass holders purchasing raffle tickets. 

Q: What if I already have a parking pass?
You’ll still get access to a great parking spot when the rest of the available parking on campus gets cramped! 

Q: Can I share my parking pass with my friends?
No

Q: How will entrants be notified of who is the winner?

 Winners will be notified via phone call, email, and/or postal mail. 

Q: How does my entry support the YMCA at Virginia Tech?
All proceeds for the parking raffle benefit the YMCA at Virginia Tech and its community outreach initiatives that include anti-hunger pograms, after-school children’s programs,  international services, our thrift shop, and other community services. To learn more about these programs and what else the YMCA offers, visit our website.

2024 Parking Raffle House Rules

The Prize consists of one (1) parking space at the YMCA Lancaster House that will be valid for one academic year. A hang tag will be given to the winner of the raffle for the parking space, and be valid from August 15, 2024 through May, 2025. (NOTE: vehicle must be moved for Virginia Tech home football games and other YMCA activities as needed.)

A total of 1,500 tickets will be printed and available for sale.

Price for raffle tickets are: 1 ticket for $5 or 5 tickets for $20

Tickets will be sold from February 29 2024 to 3:55 p.m. EST on June 21, 2024

Tickets are available for purchase online at www.vtymca.org/5050

Note regarding online sales – a website interface is utilized to transact the business; while a receipt is issued, it does not constitute the official raffle ticket. Arrangements are then made with the purchaser for receipt of his/her actual game piece (the official raffle ticket).

Must be 18 years of age or older to purchase a raffle ticket.

Members of the Y’s leadership team (students, staff, and Board volunteers) are ineligible to purchase a ticket.

Individuals who sell raffle tickets are ineligible to purchase a ticket.

There is no limit to the number of tickets that any purchaser can purchase.

Winner does not need to be present to win.

The winner must present a valid I.D. as proof that they are the ticket holder.

Winner will be notified via e-mail, telephone call, and / or U.S. postal mail

The drawing will be held on Friday, June 21, 2024 at 4:00 pm at the Y Center, 1000 N. Main St,  Blacksburg, VA 24060

The winner of the drawing must claim their prize in person between the dates of August 1-20 at the Y Program Offices located at 403 Washington St., Blacksburg, VA 24060

The winner will get to park at the Y’s Lancaster House for the 2024-25 academic year. The only exception being on Home Football Game Days. During Home Football Game Days, the winner of the parking raffle will need to move their car; a parking spot has been identified at the Y Center Parking Lot for their convenience. Campus transit is available to/ from the Y Center. As a note, all Virginia Tech resident students are required by the university to move their cars on Home Football Game Days: https://parking.vt.edu/parking/sep/football-parking.html

By purchasing a ticket, each individual agrees to have their contact information added to the YMCA at Virginia Tech’s database for future communication purposes.

Winner agrees to allow the YMCA at Virginia Tech to utilize their name and likeness in marketing and communication projects.

Prize may be subject to taxes; payment of that tax is the responsibility of the winner. As such, winner must complete an IRS Form W-9 and submit it to the YMCA prior to receiving prize.

2024 Parking Raffle Narrative

Part 1: Scope and Purpose of the Raffle

A. 1,500 raffle tickets will be printed
B. One raffle ticket can be bought for $5.00 or 5 raffle tickets can be bought for $20.00.
C. Maximum anticipated Gross receipts will be $7,500
D. The Prize consists of a parking space at the YMCA’s Lancaster House (located across from Miles Hall on VT’s campus) at 403 Washington St. SW, Blacksburg, VA 24060. This parking space will be valid for one academic year, from August 15 2024 to May, 2025. The raffle will take place regardless of raffle ticket sales volume.
E. The House rules will be available on the YMCA at Virginia Tech website: www.vtymca.org/vt-parking.

Part 2: Sales Distribution

A. The money will be controlled by the President, Treasurer, and Game Manager.
B. Each Wednesday, volunteers and office staff will report weekly sales and turn over money to the Game Manager. The Game manager will deposit the money from weekly sales to the YMCA at Virginia Tech’s “raffle checking account.”
C. Tickets will be sold by volunteers, in the office, or online. Money will be collected by volunteers, office staff, and online interface; all raffle ticket sales will be recorded on the Raffle Sales Reconciliation Form. Customers will be able to purchase tickets directly online at vtymca.org or on-site pickup at 403 Washington Street. Tickets will not be distributed electronically and require customer to make arrangements for receiving their ticket(s).
D. The purchase of tickets in-person will be restricted to sales within the Commonwealth of Virginia.
E. The winning ticket and unsold tickets shall be maintained for three years from the close of the fiscal year. The raffle tickets will be held in a secure locked file at the Y Center.

Part 3: Drawing Process and Prize Winners

A. The raffle drawing will be conducted by the President, Treasurer, or Game Manager on Friday June 21, 2024 at 4:00 pm at the Y Center  located at 1000 N. Main St., Blacksburg, VA.
B. All raffle tickets will be placed in a Raffle Ticket Drum, spun and drawn from the Raffle Ticket Drum by the President, Treasurer, or Game Manager.
C. The winner does not need to be present to claim the prize; the prize can be picked up at the Y Center, 403 Washington St, Blacksburg, VA 24060. Winner will be notified via e-mail, telephone call, and / or U.S. postal mail. However, if no communication is received by the prize winner within 7 days of the drawing, another raffle ticket will be drawn and the new prize winner will be notified.
D. The House rules will be available on the Y’s website: www.vtymca.org/vt-parking.

 

A Legacy of Leadership

By early 1900's, there were over 800 campus YMCA's 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.

Our YMCA works to build leaders in Virginia Tech students, offering over 10 programs in which they can participate and gain valuable experience while contributing to their community. 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.

The YMCA also proudly serves over 27,000 community members of all walks of life through education programs, after-school children’s programs, tutoring, international services, our thrift shop, and other community services. Our 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. Because of this, our YMCA is here to stay, here to serve, and here to make a real difference.