Eat Drink and be Giving: 6th Annual Cardinal Crusade

Please join us as Pacelli Catholic Schools presents the 6th Annual Cardinal Crusade Live Auction & Dinner

Saturday, February 2, 2019
4pm | SentryWorld Grand Hall

$50/Person
Ticket includes hors d’oeuvres + plated meal. Cash bar available.

4pm Doors Open: Cash Bar, Hors d’oeuvres, Silent Auction, Raffles, + Games
4:30pm + 5:30pm Early Bird Drawings
6:30pm Dinner, Raffle Drawings, Games, + Dessert Dash
7:30pm Live Auction + Raffle Drawings

Invite a group + have a blast!

RSVP by January 18, 2019 at pacellicatholicschools.com/cardinalcrusade.


FEATURED RAFFLES, GAMES, + AUCTION ITEMS

Live Auction Packages & Experiences

From getaways to spring cleaning and pampering to ice cream, there’s something for everyone on our live auction! Check out some of our live auction packages below. Plus, learn how you could WIN one for $50 in our NEW Best of Live Raffle!


Spring Break 2019: 1 Week Stay at Vacation Village at Parkway in Kissimmee, FL
Donated by Dave Ladick

Treat yourself to a spring break getaway this year from March 15-22, 2019 in a 1 bedroom condo that sleeps 4. Located just minutes from Orlando’s theme parks including Disney’s Magic Kingdom, Universal Studios, & SeaWorld, there’s no shortage of fun to be had! Plus, the property includes 7 outdoor heated swimming pools, 2 kids pools & splash play areas, 7 hot tubs, nature trails, and so much more! It’s perfect for a family spring break trip.


Relax & Refresh: Pampering Package
Donated by Halo Hair Design, Jody Przekurat & Salon West, The Tanning Studio, The Wellness Spa, Sunset Point Winery, Massage Therapy Associates, & Stevens Point Yoga Lounge

Take time to spoil yourself with this package full of luxuries to ensure you’re relaxed and refreshed! Package includes $30 hair care certificate to Halo Hair Designs, manicure & pedicure at Salon West, 2 spray tans from The Tanning Studio, 2 salt spa session certificates to The Wellness Spa, tour and tasting for 4 at Sunset Point Winery, one hour relaxation massage from Massage Therapy Associates, & yoga classes at Stevens Point Yoga Lounge.


Breakfast with Mr. Hansel
Donated by Gregg Hansel

Treat your child’s class to a pancake breakfast prepared by Mr. Hansel.


Aerial Tour of Central Wisconsin
Donated by Dave Ladick

This impeccable 1 1/2-2 hour plane ride by PCS grandparent Dave Ladick in his private plane will give you the most amazing views of this great state we call home. Enjoy a meal after the flight with Dave.


Fathers Feasts
Donated by Fr. Steve Brice & Bob & Mary Taylor, Fr. Jerzy Rebacz, & Fr. Ed Shuttleworth

Back by popular demand, our priest dinner showdown and the illustrious trophy are up for grabs! Will you bid on Fr. Steve’s “dinner in Paris,” Fr. Jerzy’s traditional polish meal, or Fr. Ed’s roasted suckling pig? The priest who’s dinner raises the most money wins the trophy and the bragging rights! Will Fr. Ed win yet another trophy or will Fr. Steve or Fr. Jerzy edge him out? Only you can decide!


Spring Cleaning Package
Donated by Karey Somers, Plaski & Sons Lawncare & Snow Plowing, PuroClean, & DetailPro

Come this spring, you’ll be fully stocked and ready to get your home, yard, and car in order! Includes one-time 4-5 hour home cleaning, lawn clean up & dethatching service, $50 certificate to PuroClean, and $200 certificate to DetailPro to get your car looking brand new.


A Year of Date Nights
Donated by Divepoint Scuba, Ski’s Meat Market, Sunset Point Winery, Great Northern Distilling, [a-soshel], Point Bowl, Central Wisconsin Symphony Orchestra, UWSP Athletics, THRIVE foodery, Bull Falls Brewery, Clay Corner Studio, Tactical Escape 101 Stevens Point, & Rookies Sports Pub

Busy schedule of chasing the kids around keeping you from planning a special night out for you and your loved one? We’ve got you covered for a whole year – that’s right, 12 date nights already planned out for you! Dates include kayaking, picnic, wine tour and tasting, dinners, craft beers and cocktails, fish fry, bowling, night at the symphony, a UWSP sporting event, testing your artsy side, escape room, and comedy night. We’re sure you and your honey will love these dates!


Best of Point Fish Fries
Donated by Anchor Bay, Final Score, Point After, Bullhead’s, Hilltop Pub & Grill, Matero’s Pub & Pizza, Backwoods Bar & Grill, & Guu’s on Main

You’ll be set this lenten season while you sample your way around some of the best fish fries in town. What will your favorite be – the au gratin baked haddock at Anchor Bay, the hand dipped beer battered cod at Guu’s, the Great Lakes perch at Bullhead’s, or one of the other top-notch offerings? You get to be the judge!


Best of Point Ice Cream
Donated by Dairy Queen, Emy J’s, King Cone, & Culver’s

Who doesn’t love ice cream – a dairy staple of Wisconsin! Take your family on a tour of some of the best frozen treats in town. Will you prefer the custard at Culver’s, the ice cream at King Cone or Emy J’s, or the soft serve of Dairy Queen?

And more!

>> Check out more items + RSVP by clicking here!


Raffles + Games

If you’re coming for the food, fun, and games, we’ve got you covered! This is one of our best years yet for raffle prizes. From a $1,000 tuition credit to $250 cash, your pick of the live auction packages for $50 to a 1/4 cow butchered and wrapped to stock your freezer, from wine tasting to wine chilling, from game day to designer purses and everything in between, you’re odds of walking away a big winner are excellent if you play our raffles and try your hand at our NEW games!

And that’s not even counting our 50+ silent auction items including a 3 course meal for 2 at Old 10 Bistro, an iRobot Roomba 690, stocked bar cart, 2 – 5 pails of pick your own strawberries, one hour relaxation massage, autographed Brian Bulaga Green Bay Packers practice jersey, Best of Point Pizza, Best of Point Old Fashioneds, and SO much more!

Tuition Credit Raffle: Win $1,000 or $500 Pacelli Catholic Schools Tuition Credit! Tickets are 1 for $10, 3 for $25, or 10 for $50 and are the only tickets you can buy in advance of the event. Plus, you don’t need to be present to win so anyone can buy tickets even if you’re unable to attend the event!

Best of Live Raffle: For the first time ever you can win your choice of live auction items for just $50! This NEW Best of Live Raffle is available exclusively to attendees at the Cardinal Crusade. We’re only selling 50 tickets at $50 each with the drawing to be held right before the live auction begins. The lucky grand prize winner will get their choice of all our live auction packages as the prize.

Basket Raffle: Our ever popular basket raffle is back! From sports to home goods, there’s something for everyone. Tickets will be sold exclusively the night of the event and are 3 for $10, 9 for $25, or 21 for $50.

Early Bird Raffle Drawings: The early bird gets the worm is surely true for our NEW early bird raffle drawings. Doors open at 4PM, so be sure to get there before 4:30pm to receive 2 entry slips in our first early bird drawing for a chance to WIN $250 CASH sponsored by Donaldson Company! Attendees who get there before the second 5:30pm early bird drawing will receive just one slip, so the earlier you are the better chances you have to win!

Catch the Cardinal Spirit Cork Game: Numbered corks are just $20 each and everyone’s a winner of a mystery bottle of wine or spirits or maybe even a 6 pack of craft beer! But you better hurry, the corks go fast. Get yours before they’re gone the night of the event. Bottles will be distributed during dinner where you’ll find out if you’re the lucky winner of top shelf booze or two buck chuck.

Heads or Tails: $10 entry fee and $10 for a one-time buy in chance only immediately after the first round. You decide each round – heads or tails? The last one standing is the lucky winner of this twist on our 50/50 raffle!

Bag Toss Raffle Game: New this year! Play for a chance to win 7 great prizes. Purchase bag toss throws at a cost of 1 for $5, 3 for $10, 5 for $20, or 10 for $40. Just like the regular game, you’ll get 1 ticket for every bag that lands on the board and 3 tickets for every bag in the hole for a chance to win up to 30 tickets! Don’t want to play? You can still buy tickets at a cost of 1 for $10, 3 for $25, or 10 for $50 but your odds are much better to score big if you play the game. Prizes include:
-Custom set of Pacelli bag toss boards
-Michael Kors Center Stripe Tote in Vanilla/Ballet Pink
-1/4 Cow Butchered & Wrapped
-Private Wine Tasting for 12
-Coleman Xtreme5 52 qt Cooler with 2-Way Handles Stocked with Point Beer
-Mixed Case of Point Beverages
-Mystery Box of Tickets + Gift Cards

Dart Poker Raffle Game: New this year! Play for a chance to win 7 great prizes. Purchase dart throws at a cost of 6 for $10 or 9 for $15. You’ll be throwing at our custom deck of cards dartboard to see if you can score the best hand. You can win up to 30 tickets with a royal flush. Don’t want to play? You can still buy tickets at a cost of 1 for $10, 3 for $25, or 10 for $50 but your odds are much better to score big if you play the game. Prizes include:
-Fire Pit & S’mores Package
-Swim Mat
-YETI Hopper Flip 18 Portable Cooler
-Mixed Case of Point Beverages
-Koldfront TWR187ESS 18 Bottle Free Standing Dual Zone Wine Cooler
-Game Day Package including folding sports wagon, 2 PCS stadium seats, 55in Portable Roll-Up Aluminum Camping/Tailgate Table with Carrying Bag, CleverMade SnapBasket 50 Can Soft-Sided Collapsible Cooler, Pacelli blanket, Pacelli golf umbrella, PCS travel mugs, Pacelli water bottles, Pacelli sunglasses, Pacelli can koozies, Pacelli golf hat, Jack Link’s beef jerky, 6 Pack Point Root Beer, 14″ Polito’s Pizza.
-Mystery Box of Tickets + Gift Cards

Dessert Dash: Dive into our decadent desserts, but you’ll have to bid high to get your favorite sweet treat. Each table will get a Dessert Dash bidding sheet in which each person at the table will bid what they’re willing to contribute for dessert. Your table’s appointed “Dessert Dasher” – someone who’s quick on their feet – will be called into action near the end of dinner. The auctioneer will call of winning dessert bids from highest to lowest in rapid succession, so your “Dessert Dasher” will leap into action to grab your tables dessert of choice.

>> Check out more items + RSVP by clicking here!

October e-Newsletter: Community Happenings

 Ascension St. Michael’s Hospital recently opened it’s new Breast Care Center this month.

Mark your calendars for the Stevens Point Holiday Parade on Nov. 16 from 6-7PM on Main Street downtown.

Check out this free program series put on by UWSP students so you can learn all about Stevens Point’s own Schmeeckle Reserve.

Be sure to make time for the Q Gallery Holiday Show opening on Nov. 6 featuring local craftsman and artists.

Learn more about Cycling Without Age and how it’s bringing people of all ages and abilities together.

State and local officials gathered recently to celebrate the groundbreaking of the Little Plover River watershed.

Attend the Central Wisconsin HATCH Finale on Nov. 7 at John & Patty Noel’s Car Barn to see which local entrepreneur wins the grand prize of $5,000! Plus, cast your vote to count towards the “fan favorite” as the audience vote counts.


Spot community updates or events? Share it with pacelli@pacellicatholicschools.com to include in the new Community Happenings section of our e-newsletter and website.

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September e-Newsletter: Community Happenings

The Portage County Business Council launched a new community resource website with all the information you need on why Portage County is the best place to live, work, grow, visit, and play. Check it out everythingpointshere.com.

After years of planning and construction, the UWSP Chemistry Biology Building is officially open and in use this semester.

The Women’s Fund of Portage County is hosting its annual A.R.T.S. Night fundraiser on October 11. The event will raise funds for grants given annually to community groups that provide services to local women and children in the community.

According to U.S. News & World Report, UWSP tied for 12th in the top tier of Midwestern comprehensive public universities.

Mark your calendars, the Central Wisconsin Symphony Orchestra will kick off its 70th season with concerts on Oct. 13 & 14.

The city of Stevens Point is home to another park after dedicating Emerson Park earlier this year.

UWSP faculty earlier this month began its 2018-2019 free community lecture series. The next lecture is to be held Oct. 16 at 6:30pm at the Portage County Public Library.


Spot community updates or events? Share it with pacelli@pacellicatholicschools.com to include in the new Community Happenings section of our e-newsletter and website.

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June e-Newsletter: Community Happenings

Check out the latest Portage County Business Council community guide “Everything Points Here” to learn why our community is a great place to live, work, and recreate.

Stevens Point has recently launched a compostable waste pick-up program. You can sign up to participate and all food waste will be composted at Whitefeather Organics in Custer to be used for organic vegetable production.

Lake Pacawa in Plover is seeing great progress on their new band shell which should be completed in time for Celebrate Plover later this summer.

The Mid-State Technical College golf outing raised $8,000 for student scholarships.

Speaking of golf, the Team Schierl outing brought in over $115,000 for various Central Wisconsin charities including the Boys & Girls Club of Portage County and Breast Cancer Family Foundation, to name a couple.

Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce (WMC) Foundation will hold a Wisconsin Business World program at UWSP July 15-18. Business World provides high school students with economic and financial literacy education, teaching the importance of free-market enterprise. There’s still time to register your high schooler, so click here to learn more.

Mark your calendars as Pacelli Catholic Schools prepares to present the production Annie with shows happening on August 3, 4, & 5 – you won’t want to miss out on an incredible performance by some of our community’s youngest talent.


Spot community updates or events? Share it with pacelli@pacellicatholicschools.com to include in the new Community Happenings section of our e-newsletter and website.

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May e-Newsletter: In the News & Community Happenings

The following are news snippets from the May e-Newsletter highlighting the Pacelli Catholic School system, individual students, alumni, staff, and members of the PCS community who have recently been highlighted for their accomplishments.

Congratulations to our 2018 Distinguished Alumni Award recipient Fr. William “Bill” Menzel ’59.

Pacelli High School Destination Imagination (DI) team Omega Improv placed 2nd out of 80 teams at Global Finals last week, a major accomplishment!

Best wishes to our state-bound track athletes who compete this weekend and our state-bound golf team who will compete next week!

Students from St. Steve’s took a field trip over to Holy Spirit Parish for mass with Fr. Tom.

PCS alum, past parent, and former hockey coach Rusty Mitch ’76 was celebrated for his many years of dedication to our community’s youth through coaching upon announcing his retirement from that post earlier this year.

Beautiful weather made for a great 8th Annual Shredding Party!

Congratulations to all of the recipients of scholarships and awards that were honored at the Sr. Jane Epping Awards Ceremony & those inducted into the National Honor Society! Students were also honored with awards in band & choir at their spring concerts.

Brownie Troop 6102 created a “buddy bench” and donated it to St. Steve’s to earn their Inventor Badge.

Congrats to PCMS student Adam on winning the 8th Grade Wisconsin State Daughters of the American Revolution essay contest!

Jon Miskowski, Director of Television for Wisconsin Public Television and a proud former student of St. Steve’s, took the time during Teacher Appreciation Week to recognize his favorite teacher, Sister Venantia, from 5th grade at Steve’s.

PCMS 6th grader Lucy won 1st place in a Portage County 4-H Club speech contest!

Check out some of the fun pictures from Pacelli High School’s prom, courtesy of PCS parent Lynn Hintz.

PCS is proud to have so many award winning teachers at each of our schools! Congratulations to the following recent award winners:

Congratulations to Paige Hintz ’18 on being named the Central Wisconsin Conference-South Player of the Year for softball! Hintz was also named to 1st team along with Cailin Firkus ’18, Haley Raflik, Karah Kluck, & Madison Hintz, in addition to teammates Sophie Schroeder, Amanda Klasinski, & Teesa Shafranski being named 2nd team. The team, who have already clinched the Conference & Regional Championship titles, will compete to be Sectional Champions tonight – good luck!

Good luck to our Co-Conference Champion baseball team as they advance to compete in the regional championship game tonight!

PCHS volunteered their time enjoying an afternoon of dancing at the Senior Citizen Prom.

Congratulations to the Class of 2018 & best wishes for a successful future! Check out additional photos from the Stevens Point Journal & a video of the happy new graduates from the Point/Plover Metro Wire.

See Pacelli in the news? Send it to pacelli@pacellicatholicschools.com for inclusion on our website, social media sites, or e-newsletters.


Groundbreaking took place for the new Cultural Commons interactive garden and education space.

Local business Skyward was celebrated once again as one of Wisconsin’s best workplaces for millennials.

The Portage County Business Council honored local businesses and a young professional for their positive impact on the community at the Creative Excellence Awards Breakfast.

Artists young and old were able to make their mark downtown on a new mural.

Local philanthropist Patty Noel was honored for her support of women and children as she received the 2018 SPARK Philanthropist Award at the Women’s Fund of Portage County Spring Luncheon.

Check out some fun things happening around town this summer both at SentryWorld, the Levitt AMP Stevens Point Music Series presented by Create Portage County, and of course the slate of Polish events!

Spot community updates or events? Share it with pacelli@pacellicatholicschools.com to include in the new Community Happenings section of our e-newsletter and website.

April e-Newsletter: In the News & Community Happenings

The following are news snippets from the April e-Newsletter highlighting the Pacelli Catholic School system, individual students, alumni, staff, and members of the PCS community who have recently been highlighted for their accomplishments.

St. Steve’s teacher Amy Parks was featured in WZAW’s Teacher Salute. Congratulations, Amy!

Two Pacelli students recently won the Stevens Point Police Department’s K-9 Logo Contest. Elizabeth Krupka will have her SPPD paw print placed on the K-9 squads with the dog’s name under it and Mackenzie Schlagenhaft will have her SP-K9 Unit print placed on t-shirts to sell as a fundraiser.

Stevens Point Journal placed a senior spotlight on Cailin Firkus in her last season of Pacelli softball.

PCS student Nathaniel received the Kiwanis Make a Difference Award.

Congrats to our PCHS prom court! Check out more prom photos here.

Congrats to PCMS students of the month: Nolan (5th), Olivia (6th), Anna (7th), & Brycen (8th).

Check out our PCMS Wax Museum participants – so lifelike!

On April 25, we honored our faculty and staff at the annual Staff Appreciation Party. Congrats to all celebrating milestones and our special award winners! Thank you to those that donated baskets and door prizes to make the night extra special.

Students had the joy of participating in Opera for the Young recently – what a fun experience for our kids!

PCMS 6th graders learned how to pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet in religion class.

Pacelli’s Visual Arts Classic Team had 12 participants in the recent Regional Competition at UWSP and did really well!

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Host Families Wanted: Global Outreach a Catholic Program

Have you ever wanted to make a difference in a young person’s life? If so, Global Outreach, a Catholic student exchange program is the chance of a lifetime.  Our students from five countries, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Lithuania, Poland, and Slovakia, study in U.S. Catholic high schools during their junior year and return to their countries to make a difference in their schools, in the Church, and in their society.
We hope that next year we will be able to send students to Pacelli High School again, but this can only happen if host families can be found for the students. Please open the door of your home and heart to a wonderful young person who will not only bring something special to the school, but also to your home. Students arrive in early August 2018 and return around June 15, 2019.
Testimonials can be found at https://globaloutreachprogram.com/. To learn more please  contact Barbara TotaBoryczka, Executive Director, at (920) 540-3085 or email at boryczkabb@sbcglobal.net or contact Fr. Larry Seidl, Spiritual Director, at (920) 412-0320 or email at ljseidl1949@gmail.com

March e-Newsletter: In the News & Community Happenings

The following are news snippets from the March e-Newsletter highlighting the Pacelli Catholic School system, individual students, alumni, staff, and members of the PCS community who have recently been highlighted for their accomplishments.

PCHS students, staff, and community members donated blood to save lives and help fund PCS scholarships.

St. Steve’s students celebrated Wacky Wednesday in honor of Dr. Seuss.

Pacelli senior Brooke Schroeder was honored for advancing as a National Merit Scholarship Finalist.

Congratulations to PCS DI teams for qualifying for state – 5th grade D I Dem Boyz, The 8th Note, and PCHS team Omega Improv.

St. Bron’s 3rd & 4th graders performed the shadow stations for schoolmates and parishioners.

Parents, grandparents, alumni, staff, and community members had a blast celebrating Pacelli Catholic Schools at this year’s 5th Annual Cardinal Crusade.

Pacelli alum Ike Elliott was named to the 2018 NCAA Division III Academic All-District Six Men’s Basketball First Team becoming the first player in UW-Stout history to receive Academic All-District recognition. Congrats!

PCMS 8th graders track their Lenten commitments on the “Path to Christ.”

PCMS student Allison received honorable mention from Riverfront Arts Center for her sketch “Snowy Leopard.”

You won’t believe the transformation of the St. Steve’s gym, part of the ongoing capital campaign building renovations.

Check out these great photos of our young wrestlers by alum George Check.

We were honored to host a few students from China at PCMS again this year.

Check out our upcoming Kids Can Code! event on Saturday, April 14 for kids ages 6-12 who love hands-on activities. All kids are welcome, regardless of experience.

See Pacelli in the news? Send it to pacelli@pacellicatholicschools.com for inclusion on our website, social media sites, or e-newsletters.


Around the Corner with John McGivern featured Stevens Point in a recent episode.

Get ready: the 49th year of the world’s largest trivia contest will take the town by storm April 13-15.

It’s not too late to submit your creation for the “Peeps as Art” show slated to be held at the Riverfront Arts Center.

The city of Stevens Point is considering plans for a permanent parklet program in two areas of town.

Stevens Point is home to local snow sculpting artist Jef Schobert.

Spot community updates or events? Share it with pacelli@pacellicatholicschools.com to include in the new Community Happenings section of our e-newsletter and website.

 

PCHS to Host Blood Drive on March 1

Pacelli Catholic High School is having a blood drive for the Blood Center of Wisconsin on Thursday, March 1.  We need your help to make this event a success!  Appointments begin at 8:00 am and continue at 15 minutes intervals; the last appointment begins at 1:00 pm.  Sign up online atbcw.edu/pacelli or by emailing mschmitz@pacellicatholicschools.com.

As a direct result of this event, Pacelli students will receive scholarship money!   The amount of the scholarship increases with each donation.  If you do a double red cell donation, we will get double credit for your donation.  Last year Pacelli gave out $500.  We would like your help to continue generating scholarships for our students.  Thank you for in advance for making this event a success.

Contact Maria Schmitz at mschmitz@pacellicatholicschools.com or call 715-342-2008 with any questions.

January e-Newsletter: Community Happenings

Check out Stevens Point’s 2017 People of the Year.

Our very own Iverson Park was featured as one of Travel Wisconsin’s Top Five Unique Sledding Hills.

UWSP is looking for participants in the 2018 LIFE (Learning is ForEver) program geared for adults and featuring nearly 80 workshops, lectures, and tours this year.

Tonight’s Portage County Business Council dinner will honor two Portage County businesses and two leaders in the business community.

Sentry’s IT Co-op in downtown Stevens Point means big things for UWSP students.

Ignite Young Professionals are again participating in YPWeek Wisconsin along with 27 other communities, a grassroots statewide effort presenting a variety of local programs to empower young professionals to take ownership and pride in their hometowns.


Spot community updates or events? Share it with pacelli@pacellicatholicschools.com to include in the new Community Happenings section of our e-newsletter and website.