Step-Right-Up for our Benefit Under the Big Top!

Saturday, April 14, 2018
5:30 p.m.
The Ranch Event Complex
First National Bank Building-North Hall

Presenting Sponsor: Integrated Dental


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It's the Party of the Year!

We are very excited for our 4th Annual Windsor Charter Academy Spring Benefit!

Our objective for our benefit is two-fold.  The benefit gala is intended to promote a sense of community among our stakeholders. This is an amazing night where we come together as parents, community partners, teachers, administrators, and board members in support of our school.  It's a festive and fun celebration of all that is wonderful about Windsor Charter Academy.

Our spring benefit event also raises critical funds to support our students. Over the past three years, we have raised over $150,000 for our school through our spring benefit events. These funds have allowed us to outfit our elementary classrooms with SMARTboards, purchase tablets for students in primary grades, purchase an activity bus to transport students on field trips and to school activities, and build an outdoor learning pavilion. 

 

2018 Spring Benefit Funding Initiatives

This year, funds raised through event sponsorships, ticket sales, auctions, and paddle call will support the
"whole child" learning experience for students in all grade levels.  Specifically, we hope to make the following investments: 

Visual and Performing Arts: Sound equipment for both elementary and secondary buildings, new risers for the elementary school, and additional musical instruments at the middle/ high school. Enhancements to our secondary visual art rooms are also desired. 

 STEM Equipment: We have plans to outfit a robust STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) lab/ at the elementary school. This 21st century, hands-on learning is key to our vision of equipping students to achieve their highest potential. 

 Outdoor Digital Marquee: Our vision is to advertise our students’ accomplishments, school accolades, and happenings on a vibrant digital marquee outside our school. Our 8th grade students initiated this as a class project and are supporting it through chocolate sales. We hope that funds raised through our spring benefit can be used to bring this project to fruition. 


An Overview of our Evening

5:30 p.m. -6:30
Cocktail reception, carnival snacks, and entertainment

6:30 p.m.
Buffet dinner featuring carnival fare
(Guests may sit or continue to mingle)
                           
7:30 p.m.
Live auction, paddle call, and program

8:30 p.m.
DJ/ dancing, and raffle drawing

10:00 p.m.
All Good Things Must Come to an End

Attire - Cocktail/ business attire is welcome, but come as you're comfortable!  We want you there!

While the Spring Benefit  supports our students, the event is appropriate for adults only.  


Tickets

Tickets are priced to be comparable to a date-night-out and will include: Dinner, one drink ticket, entertainment, and dancing. 

Individual Tickets: $55 each*
(open seating, dinner, and entertainment)

Couple Tickets: $110*
(includes two tickets with open seating)

Table of 8: $400*
(includes eight tickets with reserved seating)

*Prices Increase after March 1st. 

No tickets will be sold after April 7th. 

Sponsorship packages are also available and include event tickets. Click Here for details


Auction

The spring benefit features silent and live auctions.  This year, our silent auction will feature mobile/real-time bidding. 

Our Spring Benefit Auction has the potential to raise $20,000-$40,000 in support of our funding initiatives, but we need you help! 

Donations Needed!
-Do you have season tickets to the theatre or a sporting event you can't use?
-Can you spare a weekend at your vacation property?
-Do you have a professional service you'd like to share?
-Do have a direct-sales business you're looking to promote?
-Are you in-touch with an artisan whose work could be showcased?
-Could you pick up some gift cards to Southwest Airlines, local eateries & retailers?

We are looking for anything and everything to enhance our auction packages!  All contributions can be credited toward service hours ($10=1 service hour). 

"Go-Getters" Wanted!
Are you a "Go-Getter?" We need you on our auction team!  This volunteer work can be done on your own time and
 is critical to the success of our spring benefit auction!  Contact Sara Ibarra, our auction chair if you can pitch in!
 


Boardwalk Games Other Fun

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Heads & Tails
$10 per chance (or 3 chances for $20) to win a cash prize.  This game will get you dancing!  Rules will be outlined in the program, but don't miss your chance to buy these beads!

Win a Disneyland Trip for 4!
Back by popular demand! Only 50 raffle tickets will be sold for $100. 

Boardwalk Fun
This year's event will feature boardwalk games for great prizes and circus act-type performances. 


Event Details:

Benefit Under the Big Top Q&A
Click here for answers to common questions!

Menu
Popcorn/ Peanuts/ Mini Cotton Candy (Served during cocktail reception)
Pulled-Pork Sliders
Chicken & Vegetable Skewers
Potato Wedges
Corn Cobbettes
Assorted plated cobblers

Each Guest will also be provided with a beverage coupon to redeem for a local craft beer generously provided by Mash Lab Brewing or Horse & Dragon Brewing. 

Parking & Site Map
We are lucky enough to have the Monster Jam happening at the Budweiser Event Center just north of our venue at the Ranch Events Complex.  This will have no impact on our event other than our guests will need to make sure that they are walking into the correct building.  Guests should park in the "B Lot" of the Ranch Events complex and use the north doors to enter the First National Bank building- North Hall.  Click here for a site map with these locations marked. 

Questions?
Contact Emily Land with event, sponsorship, or ticket questions.