Save the date for our 3rd annual Rescue Pawlooza event taking place on May 11th at Bar Anticipation (Bar A*) (21+ humans only) in Lake Como, NJ! Pawlooza's online ticket booth will be linked here on January 1, 2024! Stay tuned to our social media pages for the announcement.
2024 event details
Though we'd love for everyone to participate in the basket raffle (details below), attendees are not required to do so! We'll have a semi-separate spaces for those interested in participating in the raffle and those there to enjoy good company, delicious food, and fun drinks. There is no assigned seating - attendees are free to roam the large event space as they please.
2024 basket raffle details
Our basket raffle (also known as a tricky tray, penny social, and/or brown bag auction) is the perfect combination of a silent auction and a traditional raffle.
Upon entering the event, participants can buy as many basket tickets as they'd like. Basket raffle tickets are not available for pre-sale. After purchasing tickets on-site, you'll have 2 hours to scope out all available baskets and prizes.
Each basket will be displayed with a list of what's inside. Alongside each basket will be its corresponding container. As opposed to bidding like you would in a traditional auction, attendees will drop one or more tickets into the basket's container to increase your chance of winning it.
We'll make several announcements before closing the window for participants to drop tickets before we begin drawing one winning ticket per basket. The winner has to be present to claim their prize. We'll call each ticket three times; and if the winner does not identify themselves and show proof of their winning ticket, the ticket will be disqualified and we'll draw another ticket from the basket's container. Winners will walk out of the event with their items in hand!
We are seeking event sponsors to further support our cause. 100% of sponsorship funds go towards saving, sheltering, feeding, and caring for dogs in need. Send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on how to become a sponsor.
Historical basket raffle prizes
Our basket raffle had a variety of kid-friendly, family-friendly, and adult activities, merchandise, and gift cards. Here are some of the items in our 2023 raffle that we were most excited about:
CAPE MAY, NJ
NEW HOPE, PA
STONE HARBOR, NJ
CAPE COD, MA
ASBURY PARK, NJ
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN TICKETS
COMEDY SHOW TICKETS
PRIVATE CHEF FOR 8
CHEF TASTING MENU
GOLF & VIRTUAL GOLF
TWO RIVER THEATER
BEACH CRUISER BIKES
BOUTIQUE GROUP GYM CLASSES
PARTY INFLATABLE RENTAL
PIER & BOARDWALK