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Cardinal Crusade

You’re Invited to the10th Annual Pacelli Catholic Schools
CARDINAL CRUSADE
LIVE AUCTION & DINNER
Saturday, February 4, 2023 | 4:30pm
SentryWorld Grand Hall

$60/Person
Ticket includes admission, hors d’oeuvres, plated two course meal, & bidder number. Cash bar available.

Invite a group + have a blast!
Get your table of 10 together and RSVP online today – deadline January 27!

Event Highlights
Hors d’oeuvres & Plated Meal · Sweepstakes, Raffles, & Games · Early Bird & Night Owl Prize Drawings · Online Silent Auction · Live Auction · And More!

What is the Cardinal Crusade?
The Cardinal Crusade is an evening of fun and fellowship supporting Pacelli Catholic Schools. The event consists of socializing, hors d’oeuvres, dinner, basket raffle, games, prize drawings, an online silent auction, and a live auction with many great items, packages, and experiences that you could call your own. One of the largest annual fundraisers, second only to Panacea, 100% of the proceeds of the Cardinal Crusade go to supporting the nearly 800 children served each year in our childcare, preschool, and K-12 educational programs, rich in academic excellence and rooted in faith.

When & where is the Cardinal Crusade?
Mark your calendars: the 10th Annual Cardinal Crusade Live Auction & Dinner is scheduled for Saturday, February 4, 2023 at the SentryWorld Grand Hall. Doors will open at 4:30PM with big early bird drawings at 5PM and 6PM. The fun will continue with hors d’oeuvres, games, prizes, and a basket raffle, with dinner at 6:30PM followed by even more exciting games and the main event, our live auction.

Can I still bid on silent auction items even if I can’t make it to the event?
Yes, this year’s silent auction bidding will be exclusively online. Online bidding for the silent auction will open at 12pm on Thursday, February 2 and close the evening of Saturday, February 4 so be sure to get your account set up and plan to check your bids often. Bid from anywhere, anytime using your phone, tablet, or computer.

Attend the Event
Tickets are just $60/person and include admission, hors d’oeuvres, plated two course meal, and bidder number. Invite your friends to fill a table of 10 and enjoy a fun evening of socializing and supporting Pacelli Catholic Schools! RSVP online only by January 27, 2023 to save your spot – space is limited!

Volunteer at the Event
In order to make this event happen, several volunteers are needed to help with the raffles, games, sweepstakes, and silent auction. Check out the SignUp Genius and sign up to volunteer at the event – we’re sure you’ll have a fun time!

Sweepstakes, Raffles, & Games
We’ve got an evening jam packed with fun! From plinko to mystery boxes, from heads or tails to dessert dash, plus all of the amazing items, packages, and experiences we’ve got up for grabs in our sweepstakes, raffles, games, online silent auction, and live auction, this is shaping up to be an exciting return to our in-person event!

Travel Sweepstakes: WIN A VACATION FOR 2, 4, OR 8!
Entries are $50 each or $100 for 10 entries (suggested donation). The winner gets their choice of a 6 Day/5 Night Chateau Lake Louise Trip for 2 ($5,455 Value); New England Escape Trip for 4 ($5,395 Value); or Escape to Paradise in Belize or Costa Rica Trip for up to 8 ($8,500 Value)Airfare not included. Need not be present to win. Entries will be available at the PCS Central Office starting the week of January 9 through Friday, February 3 at 4pm and will also be available at the event. Which will you choose for your next dream vacation adventure? 

6 Day/5 Night Chateau Lake Louise Trip for 2 (Value $5,455)

4 Day/3 Night New England Escape Trip for 4 (Value $5,395)

7 Day/6 Night Escape to Paradise in Belize or Costa Rica Trip for up to 8 ($8,500 Value)

Pick Your Scrip Sweepstakes: WIN $1,000, $250, $150, OR $100 IN GIFT CARDS OF YOUR CHOICE!
Entries are $10 each, $25 for 3 entries, or $50 for 10 entries (suggested donation). The four winners will get $100 to $1,000 in gift cards of your choice from the Pacelli Catholic Schools scrip program. Need not be present to win. Entries will be available at the PCS Central Office the week of January 9 through Friday, February 3 at 4pm and will also be available at the event.

Tuition Credit Sweepstakes: WIN $1,000 OR $500 TUITION CREDIT!
Entries are $10 each, $25 for 3 entries, or $50 for 10 entries (suggested donation). The grand prize winner will get a $1,000 tuition credit and the 2nd prize winner will get a $500 tuition credit to Pacelli Catholic Schools. Valid on K-12 tuition for 2023-2024 or later school year. Need not be present to win. Entries will be available at the PCS Central Office starting the week of January 9 through Friday, February 3 at 4pm and will also be available at the event.

Sweepstakes Information: Entries for the Travel Sweepstakes, Pick Your Scrip Sweepstakes, & Tuition Credit Sweepstakes must be returned to the PCS Central Office, 1301 Maria Drive, Stevens Point, WI 54481 by 4pm February 3 or returned at the Cardinal Crusade Live Auction & Dinner by 8pm on February 4. To enter without purchase, you must fill out one 3×5″ notecard with your first and last name, address, phone number, and email address per entry and mail it to the PCS Central Office, Attn: Development, 1301 Maria Drive, Stevens Point, WI 54481. Only one entry per envelope. Multiple entries per envelope will not be accepted. Entries not submitted via mail will not be accepted.

Event Timeline
Week of January 9
Sweepstakes Entries Available at PCS Central Office (Travel Sweepstakes, Pick Your Scrip Sweepstakes, & Tuition Credit Sweepstakes)

Thursday, February 2
12PM: Online Silent Auction Bidding Opens

Saturday, February 4
4:30PM Doors Open: Cash Bar, Hors d’oeuvres, Games, Basket Raffle, & Sweepstakes
5PM: Early Bird Drawing #1 – $500 Cash 
6PM: Early Bird Drawing #2 – CordaRoy Convertible Bean Bag Chair – Gray Plush Fur Donated by Altmann Construction Company (Value $299)
6:30PM: Dinner, Games, & Dessert Dash
7:15PM: Online Silent Auction Bidding Closes – Silent Auction Red
7:30PM: Online Silent Auction Bidding Closes – Silent Auction Blue
7:45PM: Live Auction
8:30PM: Basket Raffle, Plinko Prize, Grand Prize Giveaway, & Sweepstakes Drawings (Travel Sweepstakes, Pick Your Scrip Sweepstakes, Tuition Credit Sweepstakes)
9PM: Night Owl Drawing – His & Her Tangle Free Aviator ShadyRays Sunglasses Sponsored by Express Recycling (Value $128)

INTERESTED IN BECOMING A
CARDINAL CRUSADE SPONSOR?

Support Pacelli Catholic Schools and the Cardinal Crusade by becoming a sponsor. This event presents a wonderful opportunity for your organization to gain visibility through our wide network of families, alumni, and supporters.
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WANT TO DONATE AN ITEM, CERTIFICATE, OR EXPERIENCE?

Check out our wish list and sign up to donate. There are all sorts of things on our wish list from gift cards to items to experiences.
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Questions? Contact Jodi Napiwocki, Director of Marketing, Events, & Alumni, at jnapiwocki@pacellicatholicschools.com or 715.341.2445 to discuss how you can help support this event.

THANK YOU CARDINAL CRUSADE SPONSORS