Pacelli Catholic Schools will host their 8th Annual Cardinal Crusade auction event virtually this year.
Traditionally an in-person live auction and dinner event garnering more than 200 attendees in SentryWorld’s Grand Hall, Pacelli’s taking things online from February 4-6. Featuring over 100 items and packages collectively valued over $25,000, online bidding for the event opens to the general public at 12pm on Thursday, February 4 and will close throughout the evening of February 6.
Featured packages include vacations to Door County, Wautoma, Nashville, and Kissimmee, FL; a staycation with activities in Plover; 5-hour guided fishing; pheasant hunting; six course beer pairing dinner; and golf throughout Central Wisconsin. Additional items such as Samsonite luggage, a bar cabinet, TV stand, smart home technology, local restaurant and shop certificates, tickets to museums and family-friendly activities across Wisconsin, area gym memberships, ¼ black angus beef, generator, gift baskets, and much more are also available for bidding on the online silent auction, found by visiting crusade2021.ggo.bid.
Daily prize drawings will be held Thursday, Friday, and Saturday for those participating in the online auction. Dubbed the Bidder Bonus Prize Drawings, online bidders will receive one entry per day for each bid placed to win prizes like $250 cash, an RTIC cooler and drinkware bundle, and a $150 Ray-Ban gift card.
Despite the event shifting online, a couple of the more popular games will be continued virtually, with a guaranteed prize for all who play. Participate in the “Catch the Cardinal Spirit Cork Game” by buying a virtual cork online for $20 to win a mystery bottle of wine, spirits, or craft beverages or buy one of the 40 mystery boxes online for $40 for a chance at winning the grand prize – a one night stay at the American Club and $500 Destination Kohler gift card.
This year’s Cardinal Crusade also features some of its most popular raffles – Travel Raffle (win a vacation for 4 or 2), Pick Your Scrip Raffle (win up to $1,500 in gift cards of your choice), and Tuition Credit Raffle (win $1,000 or $500 Pacelli Catholic Schools tuition credit). Tickets are on sale now through 4pm Friday, February 5 at the Pacelli Catholic Schools Central Office (1301 Maria Drive, Stevens Point) and the drawings will be held during the event’s live stream broadcast on Saturday, February 6.
The live stream, kicking off at 7pm, will feature co-hosts Tom Cashin, Pacelli Class of 1971 and Athletic Hall of Fame inductee, and Ann Molski, longtime Pacelli teacher and softball coach and fellow Athletic Hall of Fame member.
Also featured in the broadcast will be a short video and special fund drive supporting the needs of Pacelli Catholic Schools teachers by providing them additional funds to enhance their classrooms, with a goal of raising $15,000. Contributions to the “Classroom Dreams” fund-a-need effort can be made online at crusade2021.ggo.bid.
While this year’s Cardinal Crusade will be unlike any other, the school system has set a lofty revenue goal to help support the nearly 800 students served through their childcare, preschool, and K-12 education programs.
For more event information, visit pacellicatholicschools.com/cardinalcrusade.