Tradition is the word for our 20th Classic Raffle. This 1960 Corvette Roadster comes in the traditional Riverside Red with white coves and a black interior, and sports knockoff wheels with wide white wall tires. It's powered by an upgraded 350-cubic inch motor with a four-speed transmission and power steering. This Corvette comes with a soft top and a matching detachable hard top. Valued at $44,000.
SECOND PRIZE: 2003 HARLEY-DAVIDSON
This Harley-Davidson is one of the more spectacular motorcycles we have offered. It's a 2003 100th Anniversary Heritage Soft Tail Classic, powered by a fuel-injected 1550-cubic inch motor, with custom Vance Hines pipes giving it its growl. There are 8200 miles on the bike. Custom saddle bags, Screaming Eagle accessories, and chrome and more chrome wherever your eye takes you makes this a very special prize. Valued at $9,000.
Who benefits from the raffle?
The Theater Project, Inc., a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation, that runs the Majestic Theater in West Springfield, MA, uses the proceeds from the raffle to pay for renovations, increased operating expenses as well as for producing live theater at the Majestic. The Theater Project's mission is to provide actors, actresses and theater technicians from Western Mass, a professional environment in which to perform at the Majestic Theater.
How do you use the money raised?
Many different ways! For example, funds from our raffle helped pay for:
Fire Sprinkler System - State of MA required
Theater renovations - addition of 50 seats
Creation of Majestic Children's Theater - Summer 2005
Are these prizes donated?
NO! The Corvette and Harley-Davidson are not donated. Each year, The Theater Project purchases the prizes for that year's raffle. The Theater Project also pays for all of the following: transportation, insurance, licensing, taxes, public appearances and marketing expenses associated with the raffle.
Do I have to be present at the drawing of the winning ticket?
No, although everyone is welcome to attend the drawing, which is open to the public. The drawing is held each year at Midnight on New Year's Eve at the Majestic Theater.
How will I find out if I won?
As soon as the drawing is completed the staff of the Majestic Theater calls the winners. The staff will continue to call the winners until contact has been made! We post pictures of the winners here on the website.
How many raffle tickets are sold?
At $10 per ticket we do not restrict the number of tickets sold. The Classic Raffle is The Theater Project at the Majestic Theater's only annual fundraiser. Selling tickets to performances at the Majestic can only account for 65% of our needed revenue. The net raffle funds are essential to keeping the Majestic Theater functioning.
What about taxes?
New IRS rules apply. Please contact a tax professional for specific changes that might apply to the winning prizes.