St. Patrick's Day Raffle & Party - Saturday, March 24th from 7pm - 11pm at Archbishop Walsh Academy, 208 North 24th St. Olean, NY

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 Prize Sponsors for helping us make this an amazing event!




Congratulations to the 2018 Winners!


Winner Name 

 Ticket Seller

  $200 Prize

 Mike Canada #1141

Website Purchase


 Barbara Ryan #725

 Father Gregory Dobson


 Deb Hayden #443

John O'Laughlin 


 Varma Childs #775

Father David Tourville


 Olean Sports Boosters #0061

Don Scholla


 Sarah Goodman #904

Onyka Charleston


 Nate & Theresa Smith #648

Theresa Smith 


 Tommy & Paul #514

Smitty Square 


 Dana Maybee #654

 Zaya Maybee


 Hesse Family #0170

 Maggie Nuss




 $500 Winners

 Laurie Ryan #750

Tom Palumbo


 Kevin Timblin #518



 John & Rachel Crawford #1384

 Mari Howard


John Neeson #1040

John Neeson 


 Ann Sorokes #1347

 Tom Palumbo




  $1,000 Winners

 Pamela & Larry McFall #928

 Lois Houlser


 Debbie Zmed #935

John Whelpley 




  $2,500 Winner

 Mike Dempsey #1020

 Karie Farwell

 $5,000 Winner

 Rita Midey #266

 Tom Manko

 $20,000 Winner

 Tammy & Kate FiveStar Bank #1370

 Tim Bergen


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