Dear Creighton Prep Family Members,
On Saturday, April 22, our most important fundraiser of the year will take place here at the school, and your attendance and bidding support at Havana BASH 2017, Celebrate the Experience is critical to the event's success for our students who are in great need of your help.
Please be one of the difference makers at BASH 2017 by clicking HERE to register to attend. I hope to see as many as 800 of you there that night ready to bid and support our deserving young men.
Our executive committee chairs – Cindy & Scott Heider '81, Todd Johnson '84, Staci Mueller, Dawn Neujahr, Tricia Olsen, Kathleen Pallesen, Ann Tjaden and Karen Van Dyke – and our parent and student volunteers are preparing a very special evening for you.
Electronic bidding starts on Saturday, April 22 at 12 p.m. when attendees receive a text message. Then there is Mass in the Skinner Chapel with yours truly at 5 p.m., when the cocktail reception and silent auction also begin in the Heider Center. The welcome, opening prayer and dinner begin at 7 p.m., then the live auction begins at 8 p.m., when attendees will also be able to raise their paddles to donate in support of Prep students and see the drawing for the winner of the raffle.
The Havana BASH 2017, Celebrate the Experience catalog will be hand-delivered to guests prior to Saturday, April 22, and it is your official information source for everything associated with the event, including auction item descriptions and the names of the volunteers, auction donors, advertisers, corporate table sponsors and underwriters who make it possible. To view it online now:
Click HERE to view the entire Havana BASH 2017, Celebrate the Experience catalog.
Click HERE to view the silent auction portion of the catalog.
Click HERE to view the super silent auction portion of the catalog.
Click HERE to view the live auction portion of the catalog.
If you live far from Omaha and/or cannot attend Havana BASH 2017 but would still like to contribute to its success that night, please click HERE to sign up with Proxibid and return just before 8 p.m. CDT on Saturday, April 22 to participate in our live auction.
Other ways to support Havana BASH 2017
Please consider purchasing a raffle ticket. Tickets are $100, 3 for $250, 7 for $500 or 15 for $1,000. The grand prize for the winning ticket drawn is $10,000! Contact Amy Knight to buy and/or sell tickets.
Offsetting the costs involved in hosting an event of this size is also key to its success. Click HERE to donate to underwriting.
Thank you for everything you do for our students at Prep, and I look forward to thanking you in person at Havana BASH 2017!
Fr. Tom Neitzke, SJ
Creighton Preparatory School