BYRON (WIFR) – Sponsorships and business marketing opportunities are now available for Byron Community Revitalization’s annual “Pot of Gold” draw-down fundraiser, to be held Saturday March 2 at PrairieView Golf Pavilion. The event once again features a $3,000 Grand Prize!
“This has always been a much-anticipated community event,” BCR Executive Director Betsy Floski said. “It’s also an important fundraiser for BCR’s community-improvement projects.
“Proceeds from last year’s Pot of Gold allowed BCR to give a $1,000 high school scholarship and helped provide numerous façade improvement grants to Byron-area businesses.”
There are two ways business may use Pot of Gold to get their name out: Sponsorships of $100, $300 and $500 will allow a business to sponsor special prizes, black jack games, or to help sponsor the signature $300 grand prize. Or, business may give prizes to the event – items or gift cards that have a minimum $10 value.
“Businesses will receive credit for their sponsorships in all publicity surrounding the event, daily on Facebook and throughout the evening the night of the event,” Floski said. “This is a great way for businesses to be recognized and, at the same time, help support a great cause.”
This year’s Pot of Gold event will include a cash bar and complementary beer, a heavy hors d’oeuvre buffet catered by Three Sisters Café and Catering. In the draw down, every ticket wins a prize, every 10th ticket wins $100 cash and the grand prize winner will leave with $3,000. Side raffles will include opportunities to bid on valuable items including a wide-screen TV.
Tickets to the event cost $100, and admit two. They are on sale now at Curves of Byron, Stillman Bank in Byron (Bryan Markham), the Byron Forest Preserve (Todd Tucker), ReMAX Professional Advantage in Byron (Ed Clift), Dickerson-Neiman Realty in Byron (Alisa Patterson), and Rahn Family Wellness.
Businesses interested in donating a prize or securing a sponsorship may contact Floski at 815.871.0859 or Jamie Buck 815.985.9391.
“Grand prize ticket sales are limited to 200, so, as draw downs go, the odds are pretty good,” Ticket Committee Chairman Ed Clift said.
Cory Buck of Mt. Morris will emcee the event this year; he will be joined by celebrity dealers at the blackjack tables. The party starts at 6:30 p.m. Saturday March 2 at PrairieView Golf Pavilion.