(Updated at bottom with the winner)
The Doha Fund, a crowd-sourced initiative for charitable giving by the SocialFund.org and sponsored by Doha News, is raffling off two VIP tickets to the sold-out Real Madrid vs. Paris Saint Germain match in Qatar.
The friendly football match is on Jan. 2, 2014 at Khalifa Stadium, and organizers say it was the fastest-selling match in Qatar football history. This ticket raffle is a charity fundraiser for the Doha Fund: Each raffle ticket costs QR 20, and you can get as many raffle tickets as you want to increase your chances (and help extend the fund’s charitable reach).
Simply visit the Doha Fund, click “donate” and fill in your details. Make sure not to click “Donate Anonymously”, or your entry won’t be trackable. Deadline for entry is noon on Jan. 1, and the drawing will be held that afternoon.
The Doha Fund was launched earlier this year as one of the first groups on Socialfund.org. To date, the Doha Fund as held two group funding rounds, generating some QR 7,500, and allocated by member votes.
Here’s a video explaining how Socialfund.org works:
Notably, existing members of the Doha Fund are automatically entered into the drawing based on their monthly contributions to the fund. Donation must be made using a credit card. A winner will be chosen at random, and this article will be updated to reflect that person’s name.
UPDATE | Jan. 1
Congratulations to Rahul Radhakrishnan, who was selected at random from the pool of raffle ticket purchasers to attend the Real Madrid vs. PSG tomorrow!