while helping us save lives


for kids

In conjunction with the Institute of Healthy Living Triathalon, the Boys & Girls Club will revive our old "Cars 4 Kids" raffle.

We will sell 500 tickets at $100 apiece. At the start of the Institute of Healthy Living's Triathalon on Sunday May 20, we will draw that one luck winner.

If we don't sell at least 400 tickets, the raffle becomes a 50-50 with the winner receiving 50% of what is raised on a Visa Gift Card (we are not allowed to give straight cash).

So 425 tickets sold... CAR

325 tickets sold... a $16,250 Visa Gift Card to the winner.
Either way, not too bad for a $100 ticket!



The Texas Charitable Raffle Statute

In accordance with Texas law, the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Big Pines makes the following public declarations:
The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Big Pines (herein referred to as BGCBP)is a registered 501(c)3 and located at 1500 Positive Place, Marshall, Texas 75670.
Though it might be referred as such, this is NOT a raffle but a "chance drawing" with proceeds directly benefiting the BGCBP. This is not tax-deductible.
Tickets will cost $5 each, three tickets for $10, or 7 tickets for $20. 
There will be multiple prizes as listed above. The grand prize would be considered the Masterbuilt Electric Smoker valued at $400
Winners will be contacted within 48-hours of the drawing. 
The winner is responsible for picking up their prize in Marshall or jefferson Texas. 
The BGCBP will not extend the drawing date beyond  May 3, 2014.

Charities & Nonprofits:
Charitable Raffles
The Charitable Raffle Enabling Act, effective January 1, 1990, permits "qualified organizations" to hold up to two raffles per calendar year, with certain specified restrictions. 
A raffle is defined as the award of one or more prizes by chance at a single occasion among a single pool or group of persons who have paid or promised a thing of value for a ticket that represents a chance to win a prize
In general, a qualified organization is:
A nonprofit association organized primarily for religious purposes that has been in existence in Texas for at least 10 years;
A nonprofit volunteer emergency medical service that does not pay its members other than nominal compensation;
A nonprofit volunteer fire department that operates fire-fighting equipment, provides fire-fighting services, and does not pay its members other than nominal compensation; or
A nonprofit organization that has existed for at least three preceding years and is exempt from federal income tax under Section 501(c), Internal Revenue Code; does not distribute any of its income to its members, officers or governing body; does not devote a substantial part of its activities to attempting to influence legislation; and does not participate in any political Camp aign.
Prizes Offered and Proceeds from Ticket Sales
A qualified organization may offer any prize except money. "Money” is defined as coins, paper currency, or a negotiable instrument that represents and is readily convertible to coins or paper currency. If the raffle organizers offer a prize which they have purchased or have given other consideration for, the value of the prize may not exceed $50,000, or $250,000 if the purchased prize is a residential dwelling. There is no value limit on prizes donated to the organization.
Texas lottery tickets may be purchased and offered as prizes, even though the tickets' payoff may exceed $50,000. The organization must have each raffle prize in its possession or ownership or must post a bond for the full amount of the value of the prize with the county clerk of the county where the raffle will be held.
Proceeds from ticket sales must be used only for the charitable purposes of the qualified organization.
A qualified organization is not required to register with the State before conducting a raffle. However certain restrictions apply. 
A qualified organization may hold only two raffles per calendar year and only one raffle at a time.
Raffle tickets may not be advertised statewide through paid advertisements. Each raffle ticket must state: 1) the name of the organization conducting the raffle; 2) the address of the organization or of a named officer of the organization; 3) the ticket price; 4) a general description of each prize having a value of more than $10; and 5) the date on which the raffle prize(s) will be awarded.

No one may be compensated directly or indirectly for organizing or conducting a raffle or for selling raffle tickets.
Penalties and Enforcement
Only raffles held according to the terms of the Charitable Raffle Enabling Act are authorized raffles. The law is Chapter 2002, Occupations Code, Texas Codes Annotated.
An unauthorized raffle is considered gambling under the Texas Penal Code. Conducting such a raffle is a Class A misdemeanor. Participating in an unauthorized raffle is a Class C misdemeanor.
A county attorney, district attorney or the attorney general may bring an action in state court to stop a violation or potential violation of the Charitable Raffle Enabling Act.
Please understand that this office cannot advise you about whether a proposed raffle would be authorized under the law. If you have specific questions about the law, you should consult a private attorney.



The Club offers these awesome 4x8 metal signs for $600 per year. These highly visible and durable signs are renewable each year for up to five years. For your convenience, the Club can bill your company quarterly. Where else can you get this kind of exposure for $15.38 per week?

If you really want to be seen, you might want to look at the picture above and see those big 8x8 metal signs. These signs are $1,150 per year. These highly visible and durable signs are renewable each year for up to five years. With this purchase, the Club will also include a commercial on our PA system, to your customers at Flowers. For your convenience, the Club can bill your company quarterly. 2000 potential customers for less than $30 per week!

Our biggest exposure opportunities are definitely at Flowers Field, but during the Jr. NBA, we see a few families roll through there as well. With the purchase of a sign, for just a one-time payment of $750, you banner will remain in our gym for five years. To get more information for a gym banner, [click here].