Catholic schools attempt to reach fundraising goal of $1.5 million dollars Find out if they succeed on March 10!



Organizers of the Catholic Schools Raffle, an annual fundraising program involving 85-plus Catholic schools since January 14th, are hoping that this year's results will be encouraging despite the many challenges that school administrators have faced from COVID-19 challenges.

Catholic school students from across Minnesota and South Dakota have been selling raffle tickets since the middle of January and competing for top selling prizes and performance grants. On March 10th, winners and totals will be revealed during a prize ceremony streamed live online. The grand prize winner of the Raffle will receive their choice of a brand new Ford Escape SUV or $20,000 in cash; other winners will be selected for more than $45,000 worth in prizes. Schools are competing for additional performance prizes which will be awarded by Raffle sponsor Catholic United Financial.

Super Bowl champion and former Minnesota Viking Matt Birk returns for his fourth year as the master of ceremonies of the event. More than just a gridiron champ, Matt cleverly quips his way through the 40-minute ceremony while sharing his passion for Catholic education and developing a healthy culture for youth sports through his 4HG program (

Other highlights during this ceremony will be, a dramatic banner drop of the grand total raised by all 86 schools; live interviews from Raffle participants; the announcement of the top performing schools who will each receive $3,000 grants; and the drawing of more than 40 prizes by lucky winners who bought tickets to support their local Catholic schools.

The Catholic Schools Raffle is the largest fundraiser for Catholic schools in the Upper Midwest and has raised over $11 million for Catholic education since 2009. Every year, sponsor Catholic United Financial underwrites more than $100,000 to fund the raffle.

WHEN: March 10th, 2022 starting at 11:00 a.m.

Drawing event will take approximately 30 minutes

WHERE: Broadcasting from Catholic United Financial Home Office, 3499 Lexington Ave N, Saint Paul, MN 55126.                                               Ceremony will be live streamed at

CONTACT:  Macey Brandt, Marketing and Events Coordinator 

Office: 715.338.2947  



Interviews Available: Birk, Catholic United staff, Catholic school staff can be available for interviews.