Archbishop Walsh Academy St. Patrick's Day Raffle & Party
Cancelled - Winners drawn LIVE Saturday 4/25, Time 5:30pm
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Archbishop Walsh Academy, 208 North 24th St. Olean, NY



In order to comply with the directive of Governor Cuomo banning large gatherings due to the Coronavirus pandemic and to protect the health and wellbeing of our patrons and the public, the Archbishop Walsh St. Patrick's Day Party and Raffle has been cancelled.  In March, we had hoped that the Coronavirus situation would have improved enough by now to allow it go forward. However, that will not be the case.

Please note that while the party will not be happening the raffle will continue as scheduled. The raffle prizes will be drawn on the evening of Saturday, April 25, 2020. The prizes will be awarded in the amounts advertised and the drawing will be live on the Archbishop Walsh Academy’s Facebook page.  The winners will also be listed on the Walsh website at

The St. Patrick’s Day Raffle includes a chance to win the grand prize of $20,000. Other cash prizes include $5,000, $2,500, (2) $1,000, (5) $500, and (10) $200. A total of $34,000 in cash prizes will be awarded and there is still time you get your tickets.

Raffle tickets remain on sale and can be purchased online at until noon on April 25, 2020. 

Thank you for supporting our school.

Scroll down to see the 2020 winners!

The St. Patrick's Day Raffle and Party is Archbishop Walsh's fun winter-time party.    

Tickets for this event are $100. Each ticket is automatically entered into all of the cash drawings throughout the evening, with prizes totaling $34,000. Each ticket also admits two people into the party - generally held the last Saturday in March - where there is food, beer, wine, a DJ and a good time. All proceeds benefit the schools and the Walsh Sports Booster Club.                

From humble beginnings in 1986, the St. Patrick's Day Raffle has grown into a community-wide event that raises significant funds for both schools. A recently discovered letter indicates that the original intent of the fundraiser was to solicit money so that the Walsh basketball team could travel to Ireland. Dr. John Watson, coach of the team at that time, initiated the idea of taking the team to Ireland and approached the Walsh Booster Club to fund it in this manner.

Nearly 30 years later, the St. Patrick's Day Raffle and Party continues to benefit students attending both Walsh and STCS and we look forward to once again welcoming the community to our schools for this fun event. For more information on this fundraiser, please contact the advancement office at 716.372.8122. 

Thank you to our sponsors:



Congratulations to the 2020 Winners! Coming April 25th!


Winner Name 

 Ticket Seller

  $200 Prize

  #766 Rob & Dave Secrest / Jim Deb Griffins

Esposito Family


 #667 Rachel & Sam Triplett



#424 Mary Willover / J. LaFever

Thomas Manko


#1037 Geraldine & Mike Smith

Genevieve Smith


#185 Lisa Stephen

Rick Dallas


#1423 Riley Scheidweiler

Riley Scheidweiler


#1158 Cher Kiel

Noah Kiel


#131 Ian Biggs



#987 Matt & Michelle Amore / Mike Amore

School-Shamrock Tournament


#729 Alan Depto

John Whelpley




 $500 Winners

#690 Joshua Wickam



#1349 Mick & Lynn McMillan

Kate Vinelli


#732 Carmen Vecchiarella

Chrissy Ahearn


#1329 Jeff & Jullie Goodyear

Delanie Sturm


#927 Mark Stavish

Mark Stavish




  $1,000 Winners

#1336 John Coxen

Shauna Keesler


#682 Tim & Gary Williams

Renee Williams




  $2,500 Winner

#1490 Lisa Knoxsah

Lisa Knoxsah

 $5,000 Winner

#1491 Lisa Knoxsah

Lisa Knoxsah

 $20,000 Winner

#135 Adam Bailey






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