SBPS Foundation launches online auction

September 7, 2018

SCOTTSBLUFF — The Scottsbluff Schools Foundation is hosting its first online auction Sept. 7-23. Text CATS to 79230 to view items and register for the auction or visit qtego.net/qlink/sbps.

Various items available for bidding include one week in Mexico, Bearcat cornhole boards, Husker tickets for both football and volleyball, SHS student for a day, tickets to “White Christmas the Musical” in Denver, one week in Las Vegas, Bearcat Pride Plaza pavers, fishing trips and more.

“We have many items that directly include our student body so your winning bid helps their organization and gives them another educational opportunity,” said Alyssa Harvey, director of the Scottsbluff Schools Foundation. “We hope to make this an annual event and continue to add student-lead auction items as our Career Academies continue to grow.”

The public also use the INSTABUY button to donate for your Hawaii Giveaway entries (see below):

Hawaii Giveaway — Jim and Ruth Kozal donated a one week trip to Hawaii, accommodations for five, plus $3,000 travel cash. Twenty dollar donations receive one entry or $100 for six. Winner will be drawn live during halftime of the Scottsbluff football game Sept. 21. Get your entry tickets at the football game this Friday, or you can donate through our online auction (text CATS to 79230 and look for INSTABUY).

“The trip and cash were donated by Jim and Ruth so we could something fun like this, as a way to thank our donors,” she said. “So we appreciate people being generous and helping us make this a success.”

Proceeds from these events will be used for the various initiatives the Scottsbluff Schools Foundation is currently supporting; its mission is to support and enrich academic programs and educational opportunities for the students of SBPS. Currently the foundation is working to grow its Classroom Grant Program, which allows teachers to apply for grants for unique learning opportunities within their classroom or courses. Within the last six months, the Foundation provided over $77,000 to Career Academies at SHS, and $83,146 to the Elementary schools for supplemental reading materials. Foundation members are excited for these opportunities and the growth being experienced.

Harvey has been the director of the Scottsbluff Schools Foundation since June 2017, in that time they have implemented and completed several large projects.

Harvey said, “I am excited to be part of the Foundation right now. One of my initial goals was to make sure the community knows who we are and what we do, and I think we’ve been able to make that happen. It makes me really excited for whatever we do next.”

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