DEL MAR — The planning for the annual Friends of San Pasqual Academy fundraising Teens, Jeans and Dreams is underway, with the event set for 5 p.m. Sept. 11 at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. Organizers are looking for donations and supporters.
The event raises funds for the 140 foster teens who live and attend school at San Pasqual Academy. The best way to see this event is to purchase a Silver Horseshoe Box for $1,000 that seats six people. It includes a VIP wine reception/silent auction, dinner and beverages and seats are ringside.
Karen Ventura, Silent Auction chairperson support, has asked supporters to review a list of needed items and services to create packages for the silent auction. All donations will receive full recognition in the Auction Program. All items must be submitted by Sept. 1, to receive full program recognition.
The Auction Wish List includes:
— Restaurant gift cards
— Autographed sports equipment
— Services, pet-sitting, plant service, limo, flowers for a year
— Sporting event tickets, boxes
— Show tickets
— Spa/salon gift certificates
— Art and collectibles:
— Paintings, bronze sculptures, crystal, china
— Wine and wine accessories
— Unique access or experiences (Behind the Scenes…anywhere)
— Vacation homes for any duration (week, weekend or specific date availability.)
Ventura is also asking for themed baskets. The best auction baskets contain no more than five items and have a value of at least $100.
Another fundraising idea being offered is to host a themed party, such as
Mexican and Margaritas, Martini Night, Arabian Nights, Poker Night, Brunch on the Beach, Sunset Sailing on the Bay, Art Party, Girls Night Out, Cowboy Trail Ride or Mani/Pedi and Facials.
For more information, contact Ventura at (858) 353-7617 or e-mail
Due to the severe shortage of foster homes in San Diego County, thousands of foster children need a stable, consistent environment in which to develop both academically and emotionally. Through no fault of their own, the average foster teen has attended five different high schools by the end of their sophomore year. This constant transition is highly detrimental to their academic progress. The San Pasqual Academy provides a stable, supportive environment for 140 students, allowing them to develop to their fullest potential.
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