RANCHO SAN ANTONIO
Annual Raffle Fundraiser
The Knights of Council #3744 participate in the annual sale of raffle tickets (typically in the March-April time period) to raise funds for Rancho San Antonio "Boys Home of the West".
Each member Knight is asked to purchase tickets and teams of Knights sell tickets to parishioners after Masses at our three local parishes.
We greatly appreciate your support of this effort and count on your enthusiastic purchase of raffle tickets to make this life-changing program available to troubled young men.
2016 Raffle Fundraiser Results (From Mike Engler PGK, Rancho San Antonio Chairman)
I am happy to report that 2016 Rancho San Antonio ticket sales of nearly $6,500 exceeded our $6,000 sales goal thanks to the big response of Brother Knights, Ladies of Columbus, widows of Knights and friends at our three served parishes.
A special word of thanks to the Brothers and their friends and families who individually purchased and sold tickets in amounts of $100 to $300 and the generous parishioners of our three local churches who purchased $3,900 of tickets. You all have my sincere appreciation for your support of this worthy cause!
About Rancho San Antonio
Rancho San Antonio Boys Home (website & video) is a Knights of Columbus supported organization that provides a caring, therapeutic environment where young men can develop the skills, values, and personal responsibility needed to successfully rejoin their families and communities.
Rancho San Antonio was founded by the Catholic Big Brothers in 1933 and, in the 80+ years since, thousands of young men have turned to Rancho San Antonio for help and guidance.
Since the 1950's, the Knights of Columbus have provided most of the fundraising for Rancho San Antonio. Within the first three years, the Knights raised enough money to build the chapel, indoor swimming pool and the first four dormitories on the grounds.
The Rancho San Antonio campus sits on 19 acres and, with the continued support of the Knights of Columbus, the campus has grown to include 11 living units, a dining hall, gymnasium, infirmary, recreation complex, football and baseball field, group home, career resource center and administration building. Rancho San Antonio currently provides service to 106 boys and their families.