Heading to Churchill Downs for Signature Benefit Event 2012 Live & Silent Auction

January 24, 2012

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Mark your calendars for Saturday evening, March 24 as Sacred Heart heads to Churchill Downs for its signature fundraising event of the year…the 2012 FantaSHA Live & Silent Auction. “The Run for the Roses – Celebrating the Kentucky Derby” Auction promises “a fun filled, wonderful and exciting evening,” according to President Sr. Sheila O’Neill, ASCJ, Ph.D., ‘71. “The Auction is our signature event and co-chairs Pat & Terry Bowman and all the volunteers are working very hard to make this event a tremendous success. I am so grateful to them for their support of the school,” she added.

Doors open at 4:30 p.m. with cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and silent auction, followed by a full course dinner at 6:00 p.m., and finally the live auction with renowned and spirited guest auctioneer Eric Hummel beginning at 7:30 p.m.

Current parents, Pat and Terry Bowman, are spearheading this event along with a committee comprised of more than 60 parents, alumnae and friends. “The Auction is a great way to volunteer your time to a worthwhile cause. Through the years, our experience at Sacred Heart Academy has been so positive and rewarding. Our daughters will benefit thoughout their lives from this very strong, value centered education that is Sacred Heart,” offered Terry Bowman.

Up for bid this year are condos in Cabo, Siesta Key, and Aruba, a Barbeque for 50 people, Yankees, Red Sox and Giants tickets, a Sacred Heart Chapel pew, a Weber gas grill, a fire pit, an IPad 2, golf packages, beauty packages, premium wines, fine art, catered dinners, antiques, furniture, electronics, jewelry and much, much more.

While in Louisville, make sure to visit the “Winner’s Purse” for treasure bags, “What a Southern Belle Wants” for specialty women’s items, “Millionaire’s Row” for the Silent Auction, “Win, Place or SHA” for boutique items, “The Kentucky Corral” for baskets galore, “Chance of a Lifetime” for gift certificates, and “Riders Up” for sports items.

Adding to this year’s festivities will be a Car Raffle for a 2012 Nissan Versa 1.6 Sedan. Tickets, at $20 each, are currently on sale and can be purchased in the Main Office or from a current student. The drawing will be held at 9:00 p.m. the night of the Auction and the winner need not be present.

Reservations for the FantaSHA 2012 “The Run for the Roses – Celebrating the Kentucky Derby” Auction are available by calling 203-287-8181, x366 or emailing dcavanaugh@sacredhearthamden.org. Tickets are $90 per person and tables of ten are $900. Those interested in donating goods or services should also contact Dayna Cavanaugh.

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