Get your chance to hang out with a chart-topping band, skate on a board autographed by the pros, or score a unique creation from a local artist.
They’re among the hundreds of items featured at the Capri Elementary School auction, and you can do all of your bidding from the comfort of home.
The auction is online. It allows the organizers to save the expense of putting together an event for a live auction – no need for a venue, caterer, decorations and all of the other party supplies.
“Last year, the school wasn’t able to hold its live auction party, so we held the entire event online. To our pleasant surprise, we raised more money than the previous year with the live auction, and we’re hoping to build on that success this year,” said Laura Philyaw, the school’s principal.
More than 400 items are available, and the community is encouraged to participate.
Some of the more unique items: see The Killers in concert and then head backstage to meet the band at their Anaheim concert; music lovers can also meet the members of Switchfoot at their upcoming Del Mar Fairgrounds concert; bid on autographed skateboards from pros Tony Hawk and Andy Macdonald; enjoy a Cardiff camping experience at San Elijo State Beach complete with a s’mores kit and beach toys.
The school is hoping to raise $60,000 for its science, music and P.E. programs, as well as a renovation of its technology lab. Donors can give directly to the programs through the auction site. They can also make cash donations or become a sponsor.
The auction continues through Monday, March 25 at 10 p.m. Credit cards are accepted, and items can be shipped anywhere in the country. For more information, visit biddingforgood.com/Capri.
—Capri Elementary School