When Terry Mahoney was looking for an idea to raise funds for St. Patrick Catholic Church in York, she leaned on her 32 years as a development director.
She came up with a unique trip of a lifetime. The church is raffling off two Ireland tour tickets centered around Penn State’s game against Central Florida next August in Dublin.
Penn State players bow in prayer before a recent game. (The Associated Press)
“It’s a fantastic opportunity for anybody, even if they’re not a Penn State fan and not interested in going to the game,” she said. “They could sell the tickets.”
Tickets are $100 each with the raffle being held on Dec. 15 in Brenner Hall immediately following the 11 a.m. Mass. All proceeds will benefit St. Patrick’s Church, 219 S. Beaver St.
The trip runs from Aug. 27 through Sept. 1. It includes two round-trip airline tickets to Dublin, four nights stay in a five-star Radisson Hotel, an Irish breakfast each morning, a dinner with an Irish show and touring stops such as castles and St. Patrick’s Cathedral.
Of course, two reserved tickets to the Croke Park Classic game on Aug. 30 are also included. The total value of the package is $7,000, Mahoney said, the amount donated by seven people.
Ticket winners must have a valid passport and are responsible for their own transportation to Philadelphia International Airport.
A maximum of 500 tickets will be sold.
For more information, call Terry at 717-659-1287.