Rancho San Antonio
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. Founded by the Catholic Big Brothers in 1933, 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 campus sits on 19 acres and, with the continued support of the Knights of Columbus, 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.
Annual Raffle Fundraiser
Council #3744 participates 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 in addition to teams of Knights selling 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.
2018 Raffle Fundraiser Results (From Mike Engler PGK, Rancho San Antonio Chairman)
I am happy to report our sales for the Rancho drive were $6,788, greatly exceeding our council goal of $6000! Brother John relays his thanks to the Council, Ladies of Columbus, widows of Knights, Catholic Daughters of America, and friends who purchased or sold tickets in this outstanding effort. A sincere thanks to everyone who purchased $40 and beyond of tickets as well. You all have my sincere appreciation for your support of this worthy cause.
These results are also in large part due to the $4,463 of sales at our 3 parishes. Thanks to all of the dedicated Brothers gratefully acknowledged below. I apologize for anyone inadvertently left off of the list. The Church of the Visitation sold $854, lead by Mike Engler with Tom Mallen, Alan Landis, Ralph Hayne, Tom Hunter, Richard Wagner, Chris Lopez, KJ Krumbach, Tom Ullman, Chip Mallek, Jason Mallek and Alan Engler. Well done! St Anastasia, lead by Robert Lutes, with his wife Mary and daughters Sarah and Alyssa, sold $1,290, far exceeding last year's total. Thanks to Brian Lockwood, Larry Engler, Tom Hunter, Tom Syta, Robert Lanzner, James Reilly and Chris Lopez for being there. Great job Lutes family! Finally, St Jerome sold an incredible $2,319 shattering the record! Big thanks to Alex Padilla, Brian Lockwood, Carlos Jaen, Chris Lopez, Dan Koskovich, Jeremy Ratliff, Joe Cunningham, Joe Greenwood, Lee Ratliff, Martin Lopez, Merv Hughes and Paul Calinan, but a special thanks to lead Tony Holloway. His inspirational talks from the heart at each Mass had people lining up! Excellent work everyone!
I would also like to thank Dan Koskovich for generating the updated mailing list, as well as Chris Lopez and Brian Lockwood who helped at multiple Masses at all three parishes. Finally, a word of appreciation to my wife Pam who without her great support I would have never finished the mailings and completed this drive.