To say that Notre Dame High School’s 11th annual “Bid Your Heart Out” auction is a huge event just may be an understatement. The event raises funds for Notre Dame schools.
Notre Dame Development Director Brandy Setters said there will be 30 grand auction trips that will be a part of a live auction and a silent auction as well.
Setters said major sponsors who donate money for them to purchase items for bidding or the sponsors purchase the trips themselves and donate them for the auction.
The major donors this year include Neal and Vicky Hatcher, Southern Ohio Medical Center, the Glockner Foundation and William and Barbara Burke.”
“We have (Cleveland) Cavs, (Cincinnati) Reds, OSU and Notre Dame packages for all the sports fans,” Setters said. “We’re offering an Hawaii one week beachfront condo, concerts include Garth Brooks in Vegas, Britney Spears in Vegas, Motown musical tickets, Justin Beiber, and then we have the Buckeye Country Superfest for country lovers in Columbus.”
Additionally, they will feature a Buckeye cruise for two with Urban and Shelley Meyer and some of your favorite Buckeye athletes.
“We have Titan Treasures Mystery Gifts,” Setters said. “You can choose any box for $50. You’re guaranteed a gift of equal value or more. We have never done those before so those are new.”
The “Bid Your Heart Out” auction is Feb. 20 at the SOMC Friends Center, and begins at 5 p.m. with appetizers and drinks.
“We have raised over $876,000 for Notre Dame Schools,” Setter said. “Tickets are $75 per person and you can purchase those online at notredameschools.com or in the main office from Karen Lasswell. Your ticket includes a catered dinner, all your drinks for the evening and desserts provided by 83 Sweets. We have a limited amount of tickets and they sell out fast, so don’t miss out on this fun event. Get your tickets now.”
The money raised helps bridge the gap that tuition does not cover for operating expenses, it also helps the schools keep up with the latest technology as well as tuition assistance.
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