BSS Gala & Auction We are so thrilled to invite you to our in-person 2022 Annual Gala & Auction! To be reunited with our community for this celebration is the most perfect way that we can think of to reflect on all that we have accomplished. We hope that this opportunity to raise a glass together will become the launchpad that rockets us into the exciting adventures of the new year. We hope you will join us on Saturday, March 12th at The Cape Club in Sharon. This annual event will be the biggest and best party of the year to help raise money that directly helps our students receive the best education possible. This year's event will consist of a cocktail hour with passed hors d'oeuvre, food stations serving an array of delicious foods, live and silent auction, raffles, dancing and lots of time to reconnect and celebrate our amazing school! When: March 12, 2022 Where: The Cape Club, Sharon Time: 6:30PM - 11:00PM Attire: Cocktail attire Ticket Price: $110 per person - Includes cocktail reception, dinner stations, live & silent auction, raffles and musical entertainment. TO PURCHASE TICKETS, PLEASE CLICK HERE Interested in a sponsorship opportunity? Tickets are included at specific sponsorship levels. Please visit https://one.bidpal.net/bssauction2022 and select "Make a Donation" for sponsorship options. Or download our sponsorship form by clicking HERE. Auction Catalog Preview The auction catalog will be available for preview one week prior to the event. Be sure to check back to see all the amazing auction items we have! Interested in making a contribution to the event? Please contact Melissa Dugas to discuss your ideas! Frequently Asked Questions 1. What is the BSS Gala? The BSS Gala is an annual event designed to bring the BSS community together and raise funds for our school. This is our largest fundraising event of the year and all monies raised are directly put to use to help support the cost of education at Blessed Sacrament School. 2. When will tickets be available? Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased by visiting https://one.bidpal.net/bssauction2022. The deadline to purchase tickets is March 4th. Tickets will not be available at the door so please make sure to purchase early. 3. What is the attire for the evening? Cocktail or formal attire. 4. Are you having a plated dinner? This year we will feature interactive food stations in place of the traditional sit-down dinner. You will be able to flow through the space from station to station to enjoy great company and great chef-prepared food. This will allow for dancing and plenty of time to reconnect with other BSS parents and celebrate our amazing school! 5. Where will I sit? Even though we are not having a plated dinner this year, we will still have reserved seating for everyone. Guests can request seating at the time of ticket purchase. Table assignments will be made based on these requests and communicated to guests at time of arrival. If you are new to the school or do not have specific seating requests, we will make sure to place you with other parents/guests with similar aged children or same grade/class. 6. What is mobile bidding? As in past years, we will once again be using Bidpal for our online auction. Mobile bidding allows you to bid on auction items using your own mobile device. You will be able to access the auction prior to March 12th to preview the auction catalog, place your bids and set your max bid amounts. At that point you will receive notifications once you have been outbid! Additional information will be sent out regarding mobile bidding as we get closer to the event date. 8. Will there be a Live Auction this year? We will have a live auction portion of the evening where the DJ will take a break and we can come together and support our school. We are excited to have Rob Ninkovich back as our celebrity auctioneer for this year’s event! 9. Can I leave the event before the auction closes? Yes! That is one of the benefits of using mobile bidding. You can leave at any point during the night (but we hope you stay!). Once the auction is closed, you will receive a text with a link to click on to see if you won an item. You will then need to log in and proceed with payment. 10. What if I cannot make the event, can I still bid on auction items? Yes, you can bid on silent auction items! With mobile bidding, you don’t have to attend the event to bid on auction items. By accessing our auction website –you can bid on items from https://one.bidpal.net/bssauction2022 anywhere! This link can also be shared with family and friends. The more bids we receive, the more money we raise for our school! However, please note that some items will only be available to those who attend the event, so we hope you will join us for a fun and exciting evening out. 11. Are there volunteer opportunities the night of the event? The event would not be a success without the help of all our volunteers. Do you have an hour or two to spare to help set up day of the event? Can you help prior to or during the event to check in guests, sell raffle tickets or help with check out? Please CLICK HERE to see day-of volunteer responsibilities and available time slots. 12. Are you offering sponsorships for the event? Yes! Sponsorships are a big part of the Gala’s success and are available to both individuals and businesses. Sponsorship options offer name/business recognition and ticket options. Please go to https:one.bidpal.net/bssauction2022. Click on “Make a Donation” and select your sponsorship package.