We were planning on raffling this off last week, but due to the weather we decided to push off the raffle to this Sunday, January 12. That means you have one more opportunity to buy tickets; this Sunday during the beginning of social hour.
This basket was donated to the church on behalf of the Phillies. Originally it was meant to be raffled off as part of an event to raise funds for the men’s shelter here at Old First. Although the original purpose for the basket fell through, we still want to spread the word and raise funds for the shelter while raffling off the basket.
In the basket there is an assortment of merchandise, including a t-shirt, a travel mug, and a few different Phillies caps. It also includes some signed merchandise. Carlos Ruiz, the catcher for the Phillies since the 2006 season, signed the baseball included in the basket. Then there is a signed cap by Ryan Howard, who has been with the team since 2004.
Tickets cost $5 a piece and every dollar that is raised will be going directly to the shelter here at Old First, so think of getting involved. Even if you aren’t a Phillies fan, I’m sure you have someone in your life who is.