Thanks to everyone for attending and donating to our 20th annual Drawdown! It was a great evening and a HUGE success. For the first time in the 20 year Drawdown history the evening ended with a no split situation. Congratulations to Second Place winner Gabby Hogan and First Place winner Ben Fiehrer.
The SJCS Draw-Down is a fun evening for all of SJCS families and friends. We need many volunteers and helpers that night also. To get more people involved we have a FAQ sheet in case you are not aware of what really the Drawdown is and what happens there that night.
So what is the Draw-Down ?
A lot of fun!!! This is a great fundraiser that directly benefits our students at SJCS and in turn keeps our tuition low! It’s a great Saturday night out without the kids. A great opportunity to meet new people and hang out with those you already know. Tickets include Draw-Down ticket, dinner by TBA, beer, sodas, and dessert.
What Do I wear? It’s a casual night—jeans, whatever you are comfortable wearing!
What Happens at the Draw Down?
The doors open at 5:30 at the PFAC building at Badin High School. You’ll walk in, check in, and find a place to throw your things down. If you don’t know anyone, please just grab two seats at a table. It’s really a great way to get to know other families. There will be some tables “reserved” and a section of VIP, and lots of open tables. I would venture to say we’re a pretty welcoming bunch and it’s only for dinner that you’re truly sitting. So don’t worry if you don’t know who you will sit with.
Once you lay your stuff down, take a walk around the gym. There are all kinds of great silent auction prizes—for just about anything you could imagine! You can bid on those items throughout the night. Silent auction closes just before the end of the evening. We are always looking for and accepting donations of silent auction items.
What’s for dinner?
At 6:30, there will be a delicious meal, which is included in the ticket price. There will also be a huge dessert table offering lots of choices. Beer and soda are included with your ticket price. Dinner is informal, buffet style. 100% delicious!
What do you do after you eat?
After dinner, the night is typically spent playing games, browsing the silent auction, watching the actual “Draw-Down” and socializing. You are welcome to join in bidding on items or just walk around and socialize.
What is the actual “Draw-Down”?
The ticket you purchase is your entry into the drawing. As the night goes on, we will be pulling tickets out of the hopper. As we pull the tickets, we will cross the numbers out on a giant numbered board. If your ticket remains, you have a chance to win a $2500 grand prize or $500 second prize! It is really fun once it gets down to 4 or 5 people and they try to decide whether they will split the money or keep drawing. Truly, one of the best parts of the night!
Volunteers?- This is where YOU can help!
All great things at St. Joe’s involve a lot of great people. In the coming days, you’ll see a volunteer sign-up sheet for Draw-Down. The sign ups typically have hour shifts, so you can still have plenty of time to enjoy the evening. Working is actually a great way to meet people too! Volunteers are always appreciated and lighten the load for all!
How can I support the Drawdown if I cannot attend?
We do understand that families have busy schedules so you may not be able to attend the Drawdown in person. There are ways to still support this important fundraiser. You can still purchase tickets, you do not need to be present to win. Parents can also donate baskets, desserts or a monetary donation to help. It is also helpful for all to spread the word to friends and family and invite them to attend.