Shorewood Booster Auction a $100,000 Success

Friday, March 11, 2011

256 guests, 380 items. Photo by Christie Quigley
By Christie Quigley, SW Boosters

The Shorewood Boosters hosted their annual auction Saturday night, March 5, at the Shoreline Center, where a sold-out crowd vied for 380+ items valued at over $60,000, raising $100,000 for Shorewood.

The 256 guests began arriving just before 5 pm to a tropical wonderland and enjoyed hors d’ oeuvres prepared by the Shorewood Culinary Arts class. As the last of three silent auction rooms closed, people were ushered into the dining room for dinner and the Live Auction.

Shorewood marching band in action.  Photo by Wayne Pridemore.
Every year Boosters work with the Administration to come up with one need at school to be given special focus during the event; a 'raise your paddle' moment called the Fund A Need. 

This year’s focus was the Shorewood marching band. At the mid-way point in the Live action the band took guests by surprise and marched into the dining room dressed in tropical shirts, playing the Shorewood fight song. Guests were on their feet and raised their paddles to the tune of $16,000 in support of new band uniforms for this great group.

Shorewood has one Booster organization that provides support to more than 70 different sports, clubs and activities. It is their belief that students work harder and learn better when given a chance to connect and shine outside the classroom. Money raised will be going to groups to procure items for specific interests, or into the General Booster fund to be distributed through a granting process later this spring.

SW Booster Auction. Photo by Christie Quigley
Anyone still wishing to contribute to the SW marching band, or any other group, may donate through the SW Booster organization and 90% will be designated to that group. Or make a donation to the General Fund today.  Contact the Boosters for more information.

Thank you to our donors, the parents, community members, administrators, and staff that came together for one very special night filled with T-Bird spirit, pride for the green-blue and white and $100,000 of financial support for Shorewood High School.


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