Live Auction, Dinner and Dance Raises Funds for Local Elementary School

| May 8, 2012 | 5 Comments

Silver Gate Elementary School’s 17th annual Hot Rods and Hogs fundraiser raised more funds than ever and set a new milestone in the school’s history of fundraising. The school is located at 1499 Venice Street in Point Loma.

The hot rod and motorcycle-themed silent auction, dinner and dance took place Friday, April 20 at the Liberty Station Conference Center and the proceeds benefit the school’s Friends of Silver Gate Foundation (FSG), a non-profit organization devoted to financially supporting the school’s enrichment programs such as the school’s Eco-lab, classroom assistants, teacher grants, the computer lab and more.

One highlight of the evening included a highly-successful live auction to raise money to bridge the funding gap and help save the school’s seven classroom assistants who will provide extra support to teachers and students next year.

L to R: Silver Gate Silent Auction Committee member Wendy Engel; Sandy McClure, Silver Gate Elementary principal; auction chair Jammie Ritchey; Nathalie Humphry, Friends of Silver Gate president; and Karen Sullivan, Silent Auction Committee member enjoy the fun at Hot Rods and Hogs fundraiser.

“The outpouring of support and commitment from our parents and community was overwhelming,” said Sandy McClure, principal, Silver Gate Elementary. “It was a truly spectacular event. We all had a great time for a great cause and I appreciate all the contributions that help make school great at Silver Gate.”

Sponsors included Rancho Buena Vista Real Estate (Brennand Schoeffel), Catrina Russell, Dukes Construction, Ameriprise Financial, National Residential, Embassy Cleaners, Pacific Western Bank, Reliable Man Movers, Performance Yacht Rigging, Joe & Jennifer Caltabellotta of Re/Max Realty, Rigworks and Point Loma Nazarene University.

Vendors donating products included JLR Events, Melissa Koehler Photography, Studio Enso, Blue Water Ink, Crown Point Catering, Event Technology Services, Michael David Winery, Humphrey’s Half Moon Inn & Suites, Rancho La Puerta, Southwest Airlines, Ballast Point Brewery, Sugar Mama’s, ETS, The Menu, and Allsco.

All proceeds go toward The Friends of Silver Gate Foundation (FSG), a non-profit organization devoted to financially supporting Silver Gate Elementary School’s enrichment programs.

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