Clubs and schools have less than a week to formally accept an invitation to participate in the biggest fundraising campaign in New Zealand football’s history.
The deadline for agreeing to participate in the proposed national raffle is Monday July 4.
The bold initiative is being promoted by the New Zealand Football Foundation in an effort to unite the football community, including about 400 clubs and schools, in a three-month effort to raise funds to support our sport.
Participating clubs and schools have the potential to raise up to $900,000 between them.
The plan is to run a nationwide lottery with prizes comprising of double passes for the World Cup in Doha, Qatar, in November/December.
The prizes consist of return flights for two, plus 13 nights’ accommodation and tickets for three pool games at the tournament.
“This is an incredible opportunity for 16 people to travel to the pinnacle of world football and visit an amazing country,” the foundation’s information sheet says.
Main photo: Prizes consist of return trips for two to Doha. Image source: Adidas.
Key elements of the fundraising project
- The lottery will run between July and September 2022.
- All tickets will be sold online, minimising the administration and paperwork involved.
- Raffle tickets will cost $20 and $10 will be donated to the ticket purchaser’s choice of club or school.
- There is no limit to how many tickets can be sold by a club or school though the maximum number of tickets overall is 90,000.
- All funds raised will be held in a trust account until the prize draw on October 1, 2022.
To participate, clubs/schools need to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with NZFF by July 11, 2022.
The MoU requires participating organisations to commit to sell at least 100 tickets or 15% of their membership number, whichever is greater.
Lottery opens July 15, 2022.
Prize draw on October 1, 2022.
How to support the plan
If your club or school wants to get involved, or learn more, click on the following information sheet: