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Final Drawing Update

Don't miss your final chances to win one of the 54 prizes left to be awarded for the 23rd Annual Spring Raffle, the largest fundraiser of the year for Schlarman Academy. Although our proceeds will be adversely affected this year we decided to award all the prizes in honor of everyone who supports our school and its students.

We have been inspired and humbled by the response since the world changed as we know it, and we appreciate each and every ticket sale. We are truly experiencing the best in people right now and it is our pleasure to speak to everyone who calls.

The conversations usually start with "How are you?" or "Are you doing okay?", a reminder that we are all going through this together. Thank you to everyone who has ever purchased a ticket, we truly wish everyone could win!

Final Payday drawings are on May 1, 2020. Two $500.00 prizes and two $250.00 prizes will be awarded. Tickets must be in by noon to be included in the drawings.

The Final Drawing is May 15, 2020, at 7:00 p.m. CST on Schlarman Academy's Facebook Live. Tune in live to see us draw the final 50 prizes including the grand prize of $100,000.00! 

To purchase tickets by phone call (217) 442-1184 or 1 (800) 747 -0880. Please leave us a message if we are not in the office, and we will return your call. 

Our thoughts and prayers for you and your family.

- All of us at Schlarman Academy

Raffle Update Due to Coronavirus

2112 N. Vermilion Street
Danville, IL 61832

Schlarman Academy Announces Rescheduled Raffle Drawings

For Immediate Release
April 17, 2020

Contact: Janet Picillo/Lisa Kiddoo/Jennifer Blurton
Schlarman Advancement Office

Schlarman Academy was in the midst of its 23rd annual Spring Raffle when schools across the state were mandated to be closed. This fundraiser is the biggest one of the year for the school and has raised over 4 million dollars for the Academy and Vermilion County parishes over its 22-year history. The final drawing party will not be held this year but all drawings will resume as listed below:

Thursday, April 23, 2020 - 23rd Anniversary Drawing for $2,300.00

Final Payday Drawing - May 1, 2020 Two prizes of $250.00 and two prizes for $500.00 will be drawn.

The final drawing has been rescheduled for Friday, May 15, 2020, with 50 prizes to be drawn included the grand prize of $100,000.00.

“We decided to go ahead with the drawings even though we know our proceeds will be negatively impacted. The community, our donors and our alumni have generously supported our raffle over its 22-year history and we have faith that next year will be a better year. These times are trying for everyone and we hope by pulling the prizes we will provide some good news for at least 55 people.” said Janet Picillo, Advancement Director for Schlarman Academy.

For tickets call (217) 442-1184 or (800) 747-0880. Please leave a message and the Advancement Office will return your call.  Cash, checks and credit cards are accepted. Ticket order forms can be found on our website at Tickets are $100.00 each and up to five people can be on a ticket. Tickets are also available at the Country Store Health Foods at 3618 N. Vermilion St., Danville, IL.


Spring Raffle 2020

Schlarman Academy conducts its Annual Spring Raffle each year with a grand prize of $100,000.00, as well as many other cash prizes. This fundraiser is the largest one of the year for Schlarman Academy. It has raised several million dollars for the school in its 20-plus year history. Tickets for the 2020 Raffle are available to purchase beginning on February 18, 2020.

Tickets are $100.00 each. The main drawing (called "One BIg Drawing Party") will be held on April 17, 2020 for the grand prize of $100,000.00. There will also be other cash prizes awarded. See the flyer below for more information.


Lucky St. Patrick's Day Drawing on March 17, 2020. A $2,300 cash prize will be awarded to one winner on that date.

Four drawings for each Payday Drawing. Two $500 prizes and two $250 prizes will be awarded on each Payday drawing date. The Payday drawings will be held on February 21, 28, March 6, 13, 20, and April 3, 2020.

The total number of names on a ticket is limited to five (5) indviduals.

The One Big Drawing Party will be held at the Turtle Run Banquet Center located at 332 E. Liberty Lane, Danville, IL. The doors will open at 7:00 p.m. This year we will have the Feudin' Hillbillys performing from 8:00 p.m. to Midnight. There is no cover charge and this event is open to the public.

A ticket may be purchased by calling the Schlarman Academy Advancement Office at 217.442.1184 or 800.747.0880 (for those outside of the local calling area). For your convenience, you may stop by one of our Ticket Outlet Locations to purchase your ticket. Go to our Raffle Ticket Locations tab to find an outlet.

Raffle Flyer