The organization’s Pappy raffle has gained a cult following across the country.
Back by popular demand, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Kentuckiana (RMHCK) is raffling off five bottles of Pappy packaged as a flight. The raffle, which usually sells out quickly, begins on August 1.
Each ticket will sell for $100 each with 100 percent of the proceeds benefiting the families who stay at the House when they travel to Louisville for medical care for their children. All programs and services are free to families.
“These five coveted bottles offered as a group directly support sick children and their families,” said Marc Abrams, a well-known Louisville-based bourbon expert. Abrams personally authenticated each bottle and recently valued this raffle at $17,000. “This raffle has gained a cult following across the country and I am delighted to help,” he said.
The rmhck.org flight includes a bottle of Pappy Van Winkle 23 Year (2020); Pappy Van Winkle 20 years (2021); Pappy Van Winkle 15 years (2021); Van Winkle Special Reserve 12 years, lot b (2019); Old Rip Van Winkle 10 years (2020).
“We chose to sell 1,984 tickets to commemorate the year 1984, when the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Kentuckiana first opened its doors to families,” said Hal Hedley, executive director of the organization.
Over the years, this raffle has had a huge impact on the organization. RMHCK’s Pappy Raffle efforts have directly raised $825,000 for the organization since 2019, providing 7,638 nights of comfort for families traveling to Louisville for medical treatment for their children.
“When we sell 1,750 tickets, we will reach $1 million raised through our Pappy Raffle,” said Hedley.
The flight will be drawn at 11 am EDT on September 29. The winner does not have to be present. To buy tickets: https://bit.ly/3AYMdCU
More details can be found at PappyRaffle.org.
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Kentuckiana
Founded in 1984, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Kentuckiana (RMHCK) is a Louisville, KY 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation that provides the home and support that allows families to stay together while focusing on the healing of their sick children at a critical moment. In partnership with area medical facilities, RMHCK also operates the Ronald McDonald Family Room Programs at Norton Children’s Hospital, Frazier Rehab Institute, and Norton Women’s and Children’s Hospital, where local families can seek respite. All programs and services are free to families.
In 2021, RMHCK served 992 families for a total of 11,860 lodging nights. For more information, visit rmhck.org or connect with us at @RMHCKentuckiana on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.