Plan to bring your family, friends, and neighbors to the 2020 Spring Auction!
WHEN: Saturday, May 16, at 7:00pm
We are excited to hold our first Virtual Vegas Spring Auction! This year we will go LIVE on May 16th to auction off a precious cockapoo puppy! We will pull our wine cork winner and our beer cave winner! We will toast our amazing school! Buy your chances at the wine and beer or to donate to our wonderful school! You will also be able to bid on Silent Auction items, including many classroom – student made projects. You won’t want to miss this excitement!
We need you to do two things now before you can fully participate in this event.
First, register or login to Give Smart. As we have done in the past, all bidding for the silent auction items will be made online through Give Smart. You can register and login at
https://Vegas2020.givesmart.com You can also register by texting Vegas2020 to 76278.
We have some incredible silent auction items and expiration dates have been extended. Bidding will open on Mother’s Day, May 10 and will close on Sunday, May 17 at 10 p.m. You can view and bid on these items online at https://Vegas2020.givesmart.com Please share this link with your friends and family.
You can also bid on these items through your smartphone. This will work just as it has at past auctions. To bid on your phone, text Vegas2020 to the number 76278.
If you win an item, items will be picked up at St. Cletus on Monday, May 18 from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Beer. Enough said! We first will pull the winner of the Beer Cave Raffle. We will pull the winning ticket and announce the winner live on Zoom. To purchase a Beer Cave Raffle ticket, click HERE. (If you purchased a Beer Cave Raffle ticket pre-quarantine, you are all set and a raffle ticket has already been created for you.The window for purchasing a raffle ticket will close at 6:45 p.m. on May 16. You need not be “present” at the live auction to win. Following the live auction, we will contact the winner to arrange delivery of the beer later that evening or the following day.
Do you find yourself cooking more at home these days? We will have live bidding for an outdoor grill valued at over $1000 along with a $500 gift certificate to Casey’s Meat Market. We will use the chat function on Zoom to facilitate bidding for the grill. Our emcee for the Live Auction is Tom Reisel, who will call out the bids and get us to the final winner. Bidding on this item will begin at $750. For more information on the grill, click HERE. The grill will be available for the winner to pick up at St. Cletus on Monday, May 18 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Wine Cork Raffle
Who could use a drink? We next will pull the winner of the Wine Cellar — 50 Bottles of wine, each valued at more than $20. We will pull the winning cork and announce the winner live on Zoom. To purchase a wine cork, click HERE. (If you purchased a wine cork pre-quarantine, you are all set and a cork has already been numbered for you.) The window for purchasing a wine cork will close at 6:45 p.m. on May 16. You need not be “present” at the live auction to win. Following the live auction, we will contact the winner to arrange delivery of the wine later that evening or following day.
We will end the evening with live bidding for a 9-week old Cockapoo puppy. A St Cletus “foster” family will pick up the puppy from the breeder that morning and will have the puppy at the Zoom live auction. We will use the chat function on Zoom to facilitate bidding for the puppy, with Tom Reisel calling out the bids and final winner. We will deliver the puppy to the winner, immediately following the live auction. Bidding for the puppy will begin at $1000. For more information on the puppy, click HERE.
We invite you to consider that the bulk of our expenses and hence our fundraising go to the salaries of our amazing teachers and staff. It is largely because of the sacrifice of our teachers, whose salaries are far less than their public school counterparts, that we are able to keep tuition costs down. Our combined sacrifices make St. Cletus a true family striving to give our children an outstanding Catholic education.
We recognize the effects this virus has had on many families. If you are able, we appreciate your monetary donation to this wonderful event. To donate, go to https://Vegas2020.givesmart.com
We are very thankful for the amazing families in our St. Cletus School, Parish and community! Together, we can reach our goal and have a wonderful, spirited time – apart.