Archbishop Walsh Academy St. Patrick's Day Raffle & Party
NEW DATE: Saturday, April 25th from 7pm - 11pm
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 is postponed. It has been rescheduled to April 25th. We will draw winners for all the advertised prizes on the new date and the full party will proceed as planned at that time. If the ban on gatherings has not been lifted by the 25th of April, the cash prize winners - including the $20,000 grand prize -  will still be drawn on that date and broadcast on a live internet feed. However, in such a case, the party would not take place.  All purchased tickets are still valid. Tickets will remain available for sale online, at our school and at community locations. They will remain on sale until the 25th of April.  

If you have sold tickets please turn them in as usual. If you have tickets you have not sold you can continue to sell them. Thank you to everyone for supporting our school!


Scroll down to see the 2019 winners!

Tickets can also be purchased at the following locations:

STCS/Walsh School Main Office: 208 North 24th St. Olean, NY 14760
Worth W. Smith Co.: 1624 West State St. Olean, NY 14760
Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce: 301 North Union St. Olean, NY 14760
Basilica of St. Mary of the Angels Parish Office: 202 South Union St. Olean, NY 14760
Sports Locker: 711 West State St. Olean, NY 14760 
St. John's Church: 931 North Union Street
El Sombrero Mexican Restaurant: 315 North Union Street

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 2019 Winners!


Winner Name 

 Ticket Seller

  $200 Prize

#334 Rhonda Pollack

Laurie Bzdak


#245 Sr. Rosemary Higgins 

Sr. Rosemary Higgins 


#116 Franklinville Aristocrats 

Rick Dallas


#1486 Janko (Smitty Square)

Tom Mehmel


#0274 Justin & Alisha Hoag

Suzanne Smith


#1164   Joanne Hoag

Gerri Jimerson


#636  Abby Stavish

Mark Stavish


 #265 Tim &  Renee Williams

Renee Williams 


#1417Natalie, Jeanette, Sherri, Karen, Kelly

Randi Swift 


#65  Debra Yehl, Amy Yonker, Tricia Rychcik, Diane Kochaniec  

Jim Kochaniec  




 $500 Winners

#314 Benjamin Olney/Dylan Foust  

Paul Amboselli


#666  Amy Peterson & Fred Gainer 



#991  Tom Lyons 

Rick Dallas 


#284 Rodney &  Shirley Valandra

Shirley Valandra


#94  Caroline, Jack & Molly DeRose  

  Ledgie DeRose




  $1,000 Winners

#695  Nate & Theresa Smith 

Nate & Theresa Smith


#125  Jeff Anastasia 

Rick Dallas




  $2,500 Winner

#653  Nancy Galusha 

Thomas Manko 

 $5,000 Winner

#1469 Frank McAndrew 

Kristen Bailey

 $20,000 Winner

 #1457 Tracy Blake

 Tom Mehmel (Smitty Squares)





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