All Aboard for Silvery Gate Elementary Schools Nautical Themed Fundraiser

| May 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

All hands on deck! At 6 p.m., Friday, May 8 the Hyatt Regency Mission Bay, Mission Ballroom will be filled with sailors who can weigh anchor at Silver Gate Elementary School’s 20th annual nautical themed silent auction, dinner and dance. The star-filled night of fun, complete with music, surf and turf, and marine-inspired décor, benefits Silver Gate Elementary and is the school’s biggest fundraiser of the year.

The auction has come a long way since the very first silent auction held 20 years ago in the Silver Gate Elementary auditorium. Jammie Ritchey, one of the foundation’s previous Silent Auction Chairs, recalls babysitting during the first auction, “I remember they didn’t have alcohol because it was on school grounds and it only lasted a few hours.” Now, guests are encouraged to dress in their sailing themed attire, drink, bid, and spend the night at the Hyatt. They can cast off the entire night with dinner, dancing, a silent auction and more.

Jen Weck and Kristin Peele prepare for the 20th nautical themed event.

Jen Weck and Kristin Peele prepare for the 20th nautical themed event.

There are many ways that everyone can get involved. Here is the scuttlebutt on supporting the Friends of Silver Gate Elementary Foundation:

Tickets are $85 per person or $150 per couple, which include hors d’ouevres, two drink tickets, dinner and dessert and auction; or purchase a table for 10 for $750.

Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased here. Contact Jen at for any questions about the event.

The Hyatt Regency Mission Bay is located at 1442 Quivira Road, San Diego, CA. 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. For more information go to


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