The Rotary Club of Joliet presented a check for $30,000 to the Spanish Community Center on September 17, at their weekly lunch meeting.
The Spanish Center was chosen by Club members from a total of thirteen organizations that applied. The funds were raised through proceeds from the Club's the annual raffle in 2018.
Tickets for the raffle cost $100 each and a maximum of 750 tickets are sold each year.
The raffle awards a $10,000 grand prize, five prizes of $1,000, and two prizes of $500. The remaining funds generated from the raffle are given to a local non-profit for a major project.
In recent years, Joliet Rotary gave $28,500 to Senior Services of Will County for the Senior Express transportation project, $14,664 to the Greater Joliet Area YMCA for ADA pool lifts, and $11,403 to the Werden Buck Boys and Girls Club for rubberized staircases.
Raffle funds have been used to fund community projects since 1984. The 2019 raffle is happening right now.
Find any Joliet Rotarian to purchase a $100 ticket.