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 $939,555 Raised for Catholic Education

We are excited to announce that a record number of tickets were sold during the 2014 Catholic Life Insurance Sweepstakes! Students attending the 60 participating Catholic schools sold a total of 187,911 tickets and raised $939,555 benefitting Catholic school education, and they get to keep 100% of the funds raised. This brings our seven year total to more than $4 million!

The “Catholic Life Sweepstakes” was started in 2007 as a way to help Catholic schools in Texas raise much-needed funds. We provide the prizes, the raffle tickets, and the marketing materials while the students at the participating schools sell the tickets. Tickets are sold at $5.00 each. As of this year, our “Catholic Life Sweepstakes” fundraising program has helped Catholic schools throughout Texas raise more than $4 million during the past seven years.

“We are very pleased to sponsor this program,” said Catholic Life President/CEO J. Michael Belz. “The best part is that 100% of the proceeds go directly back to the schools.”


The schools choose to use the funds they have raised however they wish, including tuition assistance for students, the purchase of new playground or advanced computer equipment, or the augmentation of teacher salaries.
The Sweepstakes Drawing was held at the Catholic Life Home Office Building in San Antonio, Texas. All of the tickets were placed in the bed of a dump truck. Father Martin Leopold of the Archdiocese of San Antonio drew the grand prize winning ticket, and our Board of Directors helped draw the other winning tickets, including Chairman of the Board Sixtus Laskowski.
 
The Grand Prize Winner has the choice of a 2014 Ford F150, a 2014 Ford Fusion or a $20,000 Prepaid VISA Credit Card.
Fifty-five additional prizes were awarded, including VISA gift cards of monetary values including $1,000, $500, and $250.
 
The following Catholic school supporters were our lucky prize winners. Congratulations, and we hope that everyone will help make next year’s sweepstakes even bigger than the last!
 
GRAND PRIZE WINNER:
Mona Hardin, Good Shepherd Academy- San Antonio, TX
 
ADDITIONAL PRIZE WINNERS:

Sacred Heart Catholic School, Sacred Heart Catholic School- Hallettsville, TX

Vicky Danielak, Sacred Heart Catholic School- Floresville, TX

Steve Eckart, Sacred Heart Catholic School- Muenster, TX

David Shimek, St. Michael Catholic School- Weimar, TX

Keary Koehler, St. Michael Catholic School- Cuero, TX

David Rhodes, Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic School- Selma

Valeria Villa, St. James the Apostle Catholic School- San Antonio, TX

Mary Ann Lehmann, Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic School- Selma, TX

Elizabeth Keepers, St. Joseph Catholic School- Yoakum, TX

Bianca De Leon, St. Gerard Catholic High School- San Antonio, TX

Celestine Lucio, St. Margaret Mary Catholic School- San Antonio, TX

Lucy Zavaleta, St. James the Apostle Catholic School- San Antonio, TX

Marge Ohlenbusch, John Paul II Catholic High School- San Antonio, TX

Mary Chandler, Our Lady of Victory Catholic School-Victoria, TX

Mary Igou, John Paul II Catholic High School- Schertz, TX

Linda Gamel, St. Margaret Mary Catholic School- San Antonio, TX

Estella Cruz, St. Michael Catholic School- Cuero, TX

G.W. Anz, Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic School- Selma, TX

Jeffrey Cordes, Antonian College Prepatory- San Antonio, TX

Teresa Mirarchi, Our Lady of Perpetual Help- Selma, TX

Wesley Ledwik, St. Michael Catholic School- Cuero, TX

Robert Gonzales, St. Monica Catholic School- San Antonio, TX

Yessica Cantu, Our Lady of Refuge Catholic School- Eagle Pass, TX

Sylvia Rivera, St. John Bosco Catholic School- San Antonio, TX

Jesse Walterscheid, Sacred Heart Catholic School- Muenster, TX

Marc Yamazi, St. Thomas More Catholic School- San Antonio, TX

Margie Griffin, Sacred Heart Catholic School- Floresville, TX

Nicholas Rendon, St. Joseph Catholic School- Slaton, TX

Mr. & Mrs. Rainosek, St. Michael Catholic School- Weimar, TX

Carol & Daniel Szczepankiewicz, St. Thomas More Catholic School- San Antonio, TX

Clinton Hotman, Little Flower Catholic School- San Antonio, TX

Sandra Rios, Holy Name Catholic School- San Antonio, TX

Janet Proschko, St. Joseph Catholic School- Yoakum, TX

Tori Clayton, Holy Cross Catholic Academy- Amarillo, TX

Genevieve Sinclair, Holy Cross Catholic Academy- Amarillo, TX

Bobby Morales, Sacred Heart Catholic School- Uvalde, TX

Laura Surovic, Providence Catholic School- San Antonio, TX

Mr./Ms. McDaniel, St. Gerard Catholic High School- San Antonio, TX

Eliamar Fuentes, St. John Berchmans Catholic School- San Antonio, TX

Terrie Campos, Sacred Heart Catholic School- Floresville, TX

Merlin Polasek, Sr., Holy Name Catholic School- San Antonio, TX

Sara Garza, John Paul II Catholic High School- Schertz, TX

Viola Saenz, Our Lady of Victory Catholic School- Victoria, TX

Tommy Loest, St. Peter Prince of the Apostles Catholic School- San Antonio, TX

Santos Quintero, St. Margaret Mary Catholic School- San Antonio, TX

Rafael Mercado, Incarnate Word High School- San Antonio, TX

Jayna Walterscheid, Sacred Heart Catholic School- Muenster, TX

Humberto Garza, St. Paul Catholic School- San Antonio, TX

Stacy Gage, Holy Rosary Catholic School- Rosenberg, TX

Fred Corona, St. Louis Catholic School- Castroville, TX

Bobby Reining, Holy Cross Catholic Academy- Amarillo, TX

Mark Yackel, Shiner Catholic School- Shiner, TX

Erica Trujillo, Good Shepherd Catholic School- Garland, TX

Robert Quinn, Jr., St. James Catholic School- Seguin, TX

Ruth Cornali, Sacred Heart Catholic School- Floresville, TX

Who to Call

For more information on the "Catholic Life Sweepstakes," please contact the Communications Department at (210) 828-9921 or send an email to branch@cliu.com.