PCHS Booster Club will host fundraiser at Blind Dog
May 3, 2016
In the past, Park City High School clubs and sports teams have all had their own individual fundraisers over the course of the year. Though that will most likely still be the case this year, the booster club is working on a new plan.
On Saturday, the club will host a fundraising event at Blind Dog in Park City to try to raise more money for PCHS activities. Eventually, PCHS Booster Club Media Spokesperson Dave Zur said, the hope is that one big fundraiser a year provides enough money for teams and activities so they can do away with the smaller fundraisers.
"All of the teams and academic and music clubs have fundraisers during the year," he said. "They bring in some revenue, but they’re not big generators. We’re trying to move away from the model of small, individual fundraisers and just have one big party per year.
"We may not get there this year, but as a booster club, we’re trying to provide money to the teams and clubs that they’re able to tap into."
Money raised at Saturday’s "Big Nugget" gala, which begins at 5 p.m. and runs until 9 p.m. at Blind Dog (1251 Kearns Blvd.), will be used for grants and scholarships that will be available to all sports teams, academic clubs and music groups. In addition to hors d’oeuvres, beer, wine and a cash bar, Zur said there will be auctions and opportunity drawings.
"We just want to have a big turnout," he said. "We have a huge amount of things to auction and we just need people to come in the door. Fundraisers are a big deal in Park City and by getting people together and having a party, it will support a good cause."
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Among the sports-related opportunity drawing and auction items is a trip to the 2017 Super Bowl. Also available are trips to the World Series or NBA Finals, a Notre Dame football or jersey, two Utah Utes football tickets vs. USC, a signed Utes football, a signed BYU football and five sessions of youth or high-school quarterback training.
But, Zur added, there are other non-sports items available, too.
"There’s also a European cruise, a trip to Paris with cooking classes and trips to Vegas and Disneyland," he said. "There are local businesses like The Paint Mixer and Purple Sage. Blind Dog is letting us use their facilities, too."
Additionally, the PCHS Jazz Band will be playing live from 6 to 8 p.m., Zur said.
Tickets are $75 and opportunity drawing tickets are $25 each. To purchase tickets, visit http://www.parkcityminers.us and click on the "Booster Club" tab. Tickets will also be available for purchase at the door. Zur said Saturday’s event should be a great party to help PCHS teams and clubs.
"It’s going to be a lot of fun," he said. "It’s for a good cause."