For the cost of membership in Aileach Football Club, you could find yourself with a new home in Co. Donegal.
In honor of their 25th anniversary, Aileach Football Club in Co. Donegal has gone all out for its 2018 membership raffle, offering up a house as their top prize. Yes, you heard that right. For the cost of membership in the Donegal soccer club ($123/€100), you can be entered in a raffle with a chance to win yourself a home in Ireland worth $215,000 (€175,000).
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The house is in Buncrana. It's a four-bedroom (one en-suite), semi-detached house that could be yours for next to nothing. The raffle is due to take place at the end of 2018, and the club is even making it easy for those who might struggle to pay the $123 membership in one go by offering up installment plans that will allow you to pay off the membership week-by-week or month-by-month before the draw takes place on Saturday, December 29, 2018.
Even if you don't get your hands on the main prize, some of the other prizes make it well worth the risk. Runner-up prizes include a one-week, all-inclusive cruise in the Mediterranean worth $3,000 (€2,500); two season tickets for the Aviva Stadium and a signed Ireland jersey courtesy of the FAI; and a 43" LG Smart TV.
“Some of the prizes have been donated and some have been subsidized as a lot of the businesses that are supplying prizes are long-term friends of the club,” explained club chairperson Stephen O’Donnell.
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“We hope that the profit that we generate will make some small improvements to the club, but mainly the money will be used to clear off some outstanding debt from previous projects.”
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As you can imagine, ticket sales are already going well. Memberships in the club have been purchased by people in almost every county in Ireland and in America, Canada, Australia, the UK, Sweden and France.
Only in Donegal would you buy a ticket for €100 for a raffle to win a house— Olivia (@olivia_mcbabe) April 15, 2017
The club is hoping to reach as many as 3,000 membership sales in the coming year which would give you a 1 in 3,000 chance of winning that Irish dream home. Anyone in the world is welcome to become a member of the club and begin dreaming of that prize home. So what are you waiting for?!
More information on the raffle, its prizes and how you can enter can be found here.
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