Swansea Rotary Raffle
benefits CAVE Education Awards

What is CAVE?

The Belleville District 201 Center for Vocational and Academic Excellence, otherwise known as the CAVE, opened in 2022. Located in Belleville, CAVE was an early 1990s tennis center, formerly known as Kings Point. School district officials converted it into an alternative high school and technical education center.

The alternative day program is an extension of Belleville East and West High Schools and trades taught include welding, construction, automotive repair, culinary arts, technology and health care. It is designed to address the physical, emotional, social and intellectual needs of at-risk students in order to successfully transition back to Belleville East or West High School.

In addition to more than a dozen classrooms, CAVE has a cafeteria, commons area, athletic training, a computer lab and an early childhood education observation room. Students who complete the CAVE program are equip with the knowledge and experience to enter the trade industry of their chosen field.

Often times that transition includes expenses for tools, safety equipment, uniforms, additional training, and more. In 2022 the Swansea Rotary expanded their focus on graduating seniors to include CAVE students with the Swansea Rotary Raffle, in which proceeds benefit CAVE Education Awards.

Thank you for supporting our raffle! 

Here's how you can participate: You can purchase your ticket(s) directly from a Swansea Rotarian or use the PayPal Button (located on the right side of this page) to purchase your raffle tickets online. You do not need a PayPal account to use this link! Click "Other" and select the amount you wish to purchase using the pricing below, then be sure to click "write a note" and type "CAVE RAFFLE TICKETS".

One (1) Ticket = $20     |     Two (2) Tickets = $30

Drawing was held on Thursday, Nov. 2!
Prizes:   1st Place = $1,000    |    2nd Place = $600    |    3rd Place = $400


 2023 CAVE Raffle Winners:

1st Place - Sheri Sintzel; 2nd Place - Les Dierkes; 3rd Place - Sharon Fiehler

2022 CAVE Raffle Winners:

1st Place - Jim Riess; 2nd Place - Dennis Bertelsman; 3rd Place - Elaine Davis

Congratulations to all of our
CAVE Education Award Student Winners!

Alex Prost - HVAC @ SWIC
Aric Black - Construction Management @ SWIC
Konor Nussbaum - Machining @ Gulfstream
Hannah Dorris - Truck Driving

Zachery Barganier - Motorcycle Maintenance
Ethan Emmanuelli - Welding
Kyle Fischer - Diesel Mechanics
Cailyn Galloway - Construction
Peyton Mercer - Motorcycle Maintenance
Hayden Morris - Construction 

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