The start of summer marks our official push for Silent Auction items!
We’re working hard to track down items for the summer “Party in the Park(ing) Lot” Silent Auction and the Fall Fundraiser Silent and Live Auctions. Thankfully, even though 2020 was a challenging year for many, we’re finding people are still willing and happy to help. We’re making progress, but we still need more items for our upcoming events.
That’s where you come in. Connect with your community and networks and see what people are willing to offer — you never know who will want to help. Even if a donation is not made, you will be educating the community on Rein in Sarcoma and sarcoma cancers, which is a large piece of our mission.
Need some ideas? Here are some of our current items up for auction:
- Private fishing guide on Minnetonka or Mille Lacs lakes
- Flight experience
- Year-long membership to Alexis Bailly’s Wine Club
We have gift basket suggestions (great for getting a bunch of people together to donate just one thing) on our RIS website, as well as a solicitation letter and other tools. You will also find the Gift-in-Kind form, crucial for our database and donor thank you. Reach out to Jason if you have questions. Donations should be dropped off at the RIS Office – please call to arrange a time (763-205-1467) , or indicate on the Gift-in-Kind form if the item needs to be picked up.
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We welcome you to this year’s Party in the Park (ing) Lot on Saturday, July 24 at the Mann Theaters Champlin Cinema 14 in Champlin MN. Pack the folding chairs and enjoy community time! We determined a drive-in movie was the best option for our community to gather safely this year.
Registration opens on June 1 on this website – watch your email and mailboxes for an invitation! Space is limited to 160 cars to watch the program and movie. We have a side parking lot for folks who would like to attend the community activities and not stay for the movie.
We will be holding a silent auction this year, and ask for your assistance gathering donations. We are focusing on hand made items and businesses that continued to do well over the past year. Please submit auction donations with a Gift-in-Kind form. We have a sample letter to assist with silent auction solicitations. Check out auction ideas.
Timeline for the night:
6:30 p.m. to Dusk Community activities
8:45 p.m. Event program
9:00-10:30 p.m. Family-friendly drive-in movie (current release)*
*SPACE IS LIMITED – Free Registration is Required – Donations Welcomed
Our thanks to chairs Mike and Brenda Schurhamer and the subcommittee leadership for planning a great night together!