* Tricky Tray fundraiser - like other similar named events (e.g. Chinese basket auctions, gift auctions, brown bag auctions), participants buy raffle tickets and place the tickets in containers near the prizes they hope to win. One person can put as many tickets as they want in a given container to increase the odds of winning. The prizes can include electronic gadgets, gift certificates to restaurants, tickets to Disney, etc. Many of them are donations from you (donation form on page 3).
We hope you will be able to join us at 6:30 p.m. on March 16, 2016, at Green Brook Country Club. The proceeds will be used to provide the resources our children need for success. In recent years, the SCA has been able to purchase such things as Eno Interactive/SMART boards, document cameras, classroom books and much more, thanks to our generous supporters.
Why is Tricky Tray so important for the school?
This important biennial fundraiser* has provided critical funds needed by our children and their teachers for success. In a previous Tricky Tray, for example, the SCA purchased 4 new Eno SMART boards, converted all classroom blackboards into white boards, purchased a water cooler for the Teacher's Room, purchased new toys, games and crafts for indoor recess, 3 new document cameras, $1,000 in new classroom books, additional painting supplies to complete the hallway painting project, just to name a few. We need your help to make this event successful and expand on these contributions.
Sponsors will be recognized on our website and press releases related to the event. Please refer to the Sponsorship Form (page 2 of the linked document) for the different levels of sponsorship and benefits assciated with each.
We need prizes, as well as baskets, picture frames, ribbon, tissue paper and other wrapping materials. If you’d prefer to have us shop for you, we will gratefully accept a monetary donation. Please refer to the Donation Form (page 3 of the linked document) for more information.
Admission tickets will go on sale in a few months. The cost is $55 each. Raffle ticket bundles also will be available for purchase. Please note: Tickets are non-refundable, and this is an adult-only event.
We will need a lot of help to organize this event – both beforehand and that night! Please contact the Co-presidents (contact information below) if you’re interested in volunteering.
Dana DeMars (danaleigh_13 "at" yahoo.com / cell: 973-670-8933)
Sarah Latson (sarahlatson "at" gmail.com / cell: 216-233-6051)
We will continually update the Laning Avenue SCA website with information. In the meantime, please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.
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