I’m sure you have been hearing about the PTG Annual Auction since the beginning of the school year. And I’m sure that many of you have questions. This page is meant to answer all of them and even some you didn't think to ask.
What is the purpose the Auction? The St. Damian PTG Annual Auction is our BIGGEST fundraiser. Last year we netted about $25,000 for improvements to our school. The money was used to support the school, including increasing the number of iPads for our Chargers to use, updating our network storage solution and building improvements.
When is it? This year’s auction is February 7th and starts at 6pm. It is held here on our campus.
How much are the tickets and where do I get them? The tickets are $30 each. The price includes dinner. Tickets are available in the school office and all 3 Parish offices. You can use cash or write a check to St. Damian PTG.
Can I bring my kids? No, this is an adult only event.
Will there be a bar? Yes, there will a cash bar. Beer, wine, Mike’s Hard Lemonade, pudding shots, and a specialty drink will be served.
What does “auction” mean? What can I expect? There are 3 parts to the auction:
1. A Silent Auction where there will be about 100 items, big & small, to bid on using your “paddle #” (# on your ticket). Sample Items: Lunch with your favorite teacher, birthday parties at local venues, dining gift certificates, and items assembled in to baskets.
2. A Jelly Jar Raffle – Try your luck at some exciting prizes. Purchase tickets and drop ½ in the jelly jar for a prize. At the end of the night we will select one winner for each item. A sample of items: Tour of the Edsel & Eleanor House, CYO Registration, and $200 off tuition.
3. A LIVE Auction facilitated by our Athletic Director, Stephanie Corona. This is where the action is! There are many great items to bid on in a live auction setting. All of the classroom baskets are featured. There will also be a week trip to Florida, Fishing Charter, and a skate signed by Michigan's Charlie & Meryl!
Are there any other raffles? Absolutely!
The $30 Raffle" will give you a 1 in 100 chance to take home any item in the auction for $30. The tickets will be $30 and you will get a keepsake Hero button as a souvenir.
Back by POPULAR DEMAND is the Heads or Tails Raffle. Run like 50/50, this raffle gets everyone up and active.
Will you accept charge for any items I’ve won? Yes – we will take Visa, Mastercard, etc. You can also pay in cash or by check.
So how much will this evening cost me? The only cost that is required is the price of admission at $30 and it includes dinner.
Other ways you can support the auction that are optional:
Bar prices have been set –Glass of Beer - $3, Pitcher of beer - $10, Mike’s - $4, Glass of Wine - $4, Specialty Drink - $5. Water and Pop - $1
$30 Raffle Ticket - $30
Jelly Jar tickets – 35 for $40, 15 for $20, 1 ticket for $3
Heads or Tails Raffle - $5
50/50 Raffle - 40 for $20, 15 for $10, 1 ticket for $1
What can I do to help? Can I earn PIP hours? The Auction Committee has been hard at work since September. There is much to do and many hands make light work. Plus everything is more fun with a friend!
Watch the newsletter and Mrs. Mojeske’s emails for dates/times of decorating work sessions, setup, cleanup, and helping at the event. Please note that no tickets will be given to volunteers. If you are volunteering during the event we ask that you purchase a ticket.
Take a copy of our donation letter to your favorite business. We are looking for items AND we are selling ad space in the auction book.
Got something in your house that’s never been used and never will … bring in to the office. If you give it to us we will turn it in to money.
Yes, you can earn PIP hours … and there are plenty to earn!