Last year Sligo RFC raised €7,000 by participating in the IRFU ‘Your Club, Your Country’ Grand Prize Draw. This year, the top prize is a trip to follow the Ireland team to the 2020 Rugby World Cup in Japan. Other prizes include VIP packages to Six Nations clashes with England and France at the Aviva Stadium and VIP trips to Rome and Edinburgh for two of Ireland’s away Six Nations fixtures.
The ‘Your Club, Your Country’ Grand Prize Draw has proved to be a fantastic fundraising platform for our club. Tickets will be available next week through committee members and coaches.
Sligo RFC will host their first fundraiser of the year on 13th October in The Glasshouse Hotel, when the culinary wizards of the rugby world pit their skills against each other to feed family and friends at the club’s Boston Tea Party. The night will start at 8pm and will be followed by a disco.
Tickets cost €25 per person. Contact Mary (087 2697083) or Martha (087 7638820) to host a table or secure your place at what promises to be a night to remember.
Rehearsals are going well for the biggest fundraising event of the year. The couples have just been announced and all participants are busy working on their two dances. Keep an eye out for the many fundraisers taking place over the next few weeks. Tickets for the big night on Friday 23rd March are available from The Record Room and Ticketstop.ie – get them fast before they’re all gone.
The club prides itself in the role it plays in the community and was delighted to be able to contribute to the Mitchell Sisters Independent Living Fund. Former senior club captain and current tight head prop Conor Mitchell, is cousin to Mairead and Aoibheann. The club decided to donate all the takings on the gate from the Sligo V Bangor Ulster Bank League game and the big home crowd were very generous, with a total of €1,070 going to a very deserving cause.
Last year, over €628,000 was raised by rugby clubs across Ireland through the Your Club, Your Country Grand Draw. Sligo RFC raised a total of €6,830 in the IRFU and Ulster Bank fundraising initiative. A huge thanks to all club members who sold the 683 tickets and to the many friends of Sligo RFC who supported the draw.
The IRFU along with their community rugby partner, Ulster Bank are once again running the fundraising initiative Your Club, Your Country Grand Draw. Last year, over €628,000 was raised by rugby clubs across Ireland. All the prizes are provided by the IRFU and their family of partners, which means that Sligo RFC are free to sell up to a maximum of 1000 IRFU Grand Draw tickets and retain 100% of the amount from those sales to support the club. There are ten amazing prizes, ranging from a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Australia to follow the Ireland Rugby Team on their Summer Tour 2018, to a €5,000 holiday voucher, to VIP 6 Nations and Galway Races Packages.
All 100 books of tickets have been distributed and members are reminded that the deadline for returning the tickets is next Sunday, 18th November.
The latest fundraiser was a great success, with nearly 300 people attending the club’s Boston Tea Party in The Glasshouse last Saturday night. Thanks to all involved for a memorable night and for raising much-needed funds for the club.
Winner winner Chicken Dinner… or rather Boeuf bourguignon – Gabriel Gormley wins dish of the night flanked by club President John Kane and Chef de cuisine Michael Storey.
Our club are hosting a Boston Tea Party Fundraiser at the Glasshouse Hotel on Saturday November 4th at 8pm.
We need people to host a table of 10 for which it will cost 25 Euro a seat.
The table Host will provide the main course for their guests.
This is a fun night and an excellent way to generate much needed funds to keep our club running to the excellent standard it performs.
For more Details Contact Michael Storey at 0868198540 or Mary O’Hehir at 0872697083
The Sligo RFC Auction will take place on Sunday April 23rd in The Glasshouse Hotel at 2pm. Make sure to come along and support – there will be great value to be had!
Saleable items still required – please contact Michael Storey 086 8198450 or Justin Harte 086 8162265