Congratulations to the 2017 Road to Rome Raffle winners!

  • Rome Grand Prize Winner: William Welch, Fort Collins, CO
  • Jewels of Paris, Multi-Ticket Prize Winner:  Jeff Mintz, Arvada, CO
  • Alaskan Cruise Refer-A-Friend Prize Winner:  Karen Scacco, Aurora, CO
  • Hilton Head Island, Early Bird Winner (not photographed):  Robert Miller, Denver, CO

Meet Our Winners

Rome Grand Prize winner William Welch and wife, Sheri.

When Brother Anthony came to St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church in Fort Collins, Sheri and I were moved to buy Road to Rome tickets simply as a donation to the Capuchin Brothers and never thought about the tickets again. We were stunned when we won the grand prize. My sister Mary lost her life in a tragic accident on November 25, 2017. Her loss has been very difficult for the family. Mary and her husband Dan were making plans to take their oldest son Philip and his wife Rachel to Rome in the fall of 2018, with Mary’s passing the trip was not going to happen. We are using this incredible surprise and gift to take Dan, Philip and Rachel to Rome with us. We know that we won this trip by the grace of God and that Mary will be with us as we travel.”  William Welch

Alaska Refer-A-Friend winner, Karen Scacco and husband, Mario.

“I am thrilled to win the Alaskan Cruise! Every year I anxiously look forward to the day when the Road to Rome Raffle tickets go on sale, mainly because of the amazing prizes, but I am also happy to support the good cause of the Capuchin Franciscan Friars. I have bought raffle tickets for the past nine years, always hoping to win, but never actually expecting it to happen.  This year, my dream came true — thank you Capuchin Friars and Road to Rome Raffle.” Karen Scacco

Jewels of Paris Multi-Ticket Prize winner, Jeff Mintz and wife, Mary.

“In purchasing tickets for the Road to Rome Raffle, we did so in support of the Friars and their ministries never thinking we would be lucky enough to win one of the grand prizes.  We were so excited when our name was drawn.  After thoughtful consideration we have gifted our trip to a family friend, so that she and her husband can experience the Trip of a Lifetime!” Jeff Mintz

Hilton Head Island, Early Bird Prize Winner, Robert Miller and wife, Mary.

“After meeting Father Mike Scully many years ago we began learning more about the Capuchin Franciscans and the ministry they profess.  We are grateful for the work they do and thoroughly enjoy lending our support through the annual Brown Robe Benefit and the Road to Rome Raffle.  This year’s Benefit entitled “Daring Adventure” led to our own upcoming adventure when we won the Early Bird prize drawing to Hilton Head lsland, SC.  We look forward to our adventure and thank the Capuchins for the work they do.”  Robert Miller

Special thanks to all who supported the 2017 Road to Rome Raffle.  Support of the raffle directly benefits the lives and ministries of the Capuchin Franciscans and the people they serve.  Thank you!