Bishop Verot High School Announces Car Raffle to Fund New Gymnasium Roof

Bishop Verot Catholic High School in Fort Myers has kicked off its Raise the Roof car raffle to fund the replacement of the roof at the school’s John J. Nevins Gymnasium. The winner will have their choice of one of five new Ford vehicles (Edge, Fusion, F-150, Mustang or Explorer) from Sam Galloway Ford–Lincoln or a $20,000 cash prize.

Tickets are $100 each and may be purchased at Bishop Verot Catholic High School, from any current student, or by calling 239-274-2730. Only 4,000 tickets will be sold. The winning ticket will be drawn on Monday, Dec. 12, at the school’s Christmas prayer assembly and streamed live on Facebook.

“For the last 22 years, our gymnasium has been an integral building allowing us to host the City of Palms Classic basketball tournament, as well as our indoor athletic competitions, physical education classes, graduation ceremonies, homecoming dances, and some liturgical celebrations,“ said Dr. Denny Denison, Bishop Verot principal. “The building has such a rich history in its young 22 years we have to ensure it remains on our campus for our students’ future children to enjoy.”

In addition to hosting countless school events and Verot’s annual fund-raising gala, the Nevins Gymnasium has hosted community organizations’ activities throughout its history.

“Everyone in the Bishop Verot community is excited and on board,” Development Director Gina Lombardo said. Students, administration and faculty are all involved with the effort. On Sunday, Nov. 27, students visited Southwest Florida’s Catholic parishes to reach out to the Catholic community for support.

For more information, contact Gina Lombardo at (239) 274-6700 or go to

Bishop Verot Catholic High School is a co-educational institution in the Diocese of Venice, Florida. It is fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and a member of the National Catholic Education Association (NCEA). Founded in 1962, Bishop Verot has earned a reputation for excellence through our commitment to religious mission, academic achievement, and service to the community. The school currently enrolls over 670 students in grades 9-12. Bishop Verot’s college preparatory curriculum includes Honors courses, Advanced Placement (AP) program, and dual enrollment credit opportunities. Annually, over 99% of our graduates continue their formal education at a number of outstanding colleges and universities across America.
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