United Way of the Upper Ohio Valley Announces Reverse Raffle Fundraiser

The United Way of the Upper Ohio Valley’s Board of Directors is excited to announce its upcoming fundraiser, Reverse Raffle. This fun event will take place in the meeting room at Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack on Friday, September 8. Doors will open at 5 p.m. and the gourmet buffet and food stations will be available at 6 p.m. Following dinner, the drawing will start at 7 p.m. along with music and a photo booth by Nick Arno Entertainment.

Tickets are $100 for a single entry, single guest and $150 for a single entry and two guests. Additional entries can be purchased for $50 each. Tickets can be purchased by calling the United Way at 304-232-4625 or by going to the event page at unitedwayuov.org. Tickets include dinner, one chance to win the grand prize of $5000, and a night of fun and music. Participants do not have to be present to win. During the drawing, participants can win various prizes such as $250 for the first number drawn, $50 for every 23rd ticket drawn, and every 10th ticket will be a finalist to win the $5,000 grand prize at the end of the night. 

Sponsors for the Reverse Raffle include Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack, WTRF, Lamar Advertising, State Farm Insurance- Jessica Hoskinson. This event is also supported by the United Way’s annual sponsors, whose contributions support the organization year-round: WVU Medicine, Bordas and Bordas, MPLX, Belmont Savings Bank, The Health Plan, Kalkreuth Roofing & Sheet Metal, Williams, and Leveltek.

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In addition to cash prizes, there will also be amazing raffle prizes such as an overnight stay in a treetop villa donated by Grand Vue Park, a travel package from Uniglobe, an overnight stay with breakfast at Wilson Lodge donated by Oglebay Park, two tickets to WVU vs Cincinnati donated by iHeart Media, two tickets to the KISS Tribute band on September 23 donated by Wheeling Island Casino, gift baskets, gift cards, and more.

Staci Stephen, Executive Director of the United Way of the Upper Ohio Valley said, “We are extremely excited for this year’s event. We have lots of great prizes, a DJ, a photo booth, great food, and much more. The Reverse Raffle is one of our biggest events and all proceeds go towards the annual campaign. Through the campaign, we can help many valuable organizations throughout the Ohio Valley provide crucial life-changing services to those in need. We are grateful to the sponsors who make these events possible and to the community for their continued support.”

For more information, to learn how you can volunteer, or to donate to help your community, visit unitedwayuov.org. Fall sponsorship levels are available. Call Staci or Maddi at the UW office for more details about sponsorships: 304-232-4625 or email sstephen@unitedwayuov.org.

All proceeds will go directly to the 2023-24 United Way Campaign- Raised here, Stays here. All donations and money raised will stay local and will support community members of the Upper Ohio Valley.