20th Annual Odyssey Silent Auction – March 16, 2018, 6:30pm at Artwork Network
The Auction Committee is working to make the 20th Anniversary Odyssey School Silent Auction the school’s best yet, but we can’t do it without you – our families! Each dollar raised in the annual auction benefits our kids and their classroom and outdoor experiences.
Help us reach our $30,000 goal by securing donations! It’s easy – first print out the Donation Solicitation Letter, and the Donation Form. Bring them with you and ask for donations from your favorite neighborhood businesses – restaurants, professional services and retailers. If you are a freelancer or own your own business, this is a perfect opportunity to give to Odyssey while expanding the reach of your business.
Email the Auction committee with any questions – auctioninfo@
How do I buy tickets?
BUY TICKETS HERE. Can’t make it and still want to participate? You can get an online mobile bidding ticket and join in the evening’s fun, supporting our school from the comfort of your home.
Where does the ‘community ticket’ I just purchased go?
Another generous way to support our families is to purchase a ‘community ticket’. Those tickets get allocated to families that qualify for free and reduced lunch.
Mobile Bidding: How Does it Work?
When you purchase your auction tickets you will provide your email and your cell phone number. Please make sure you bring your smart phone to the auction, this is what you will use to bid on silent auction items. All the silent auction items will be on display, but you will use your smart phone to bid on them.
- You will receive a text and email from the auction system*
- Click on the provided link and it will take you to the Mobile Bidding Site
- You can PREVIEW the items until the bidding officially opens
- This site is very user friendly, no tutorial necessary and no app to download
- The mobile bidding site will become live on March 13 and you can start bidding on items
- Video tutorial and more info here
*Can’t attend the auction, but still want to bid? You can purchase a Mobile Bidding Pass online.
If you are attending the auction, your ticket price included Mobile Bidding, a bidding number for the Live Auction, heavy appetizers, wine and beer, and a really fun night!
What do I wear?
Come in costume or not! Wizard of Oz themed or just wear green to celebrate our 20th Emerald anniversary!
What goes on at the auction?
When you arrive, you will check in and be given a paddle for the Live Auction. The buffet and bar will be open when guests arrive and there will be lots of opportunities to see old friends and meet new friends. Most importantly, you will have the chance to bid on the silent auction items, crew baskets and buy-a-share parties.
Don’t dawdle, as the silent auction will close before the live auction begins and you don’t want to miss out on the opportunity to bid on the cool stuff that will be available. After the silent auction is closed, we will move on to the live auction where Libby Pollack, professional auctioneer will auction off the larger items. Even if you are not planning on purchasing a live auction item, this is a fun part of the event and worth watching.
What kind of things will be auctioned off?
A catalog of all items will be available online the week before the auction. Look for the link in Thursday Folder, our Facebook page and on school’s homepage. Items range from gift certificates to local restaurants, tickets to local attractions and fun stuff like sports memorabilia and special time with teachers. There is something for everyone! Take the time to review the catalog and coordinate big purchases with your friends so you can win big!
What is a buy-a-share party?
These are parties or events that you buy admission to through buying-a-share of the party at the auction. The events are hosted by teachers and school families and are a lot of fun! Examples of buy-a-share parties are class movie nights, workshops for kids and parties for adults. When the online catalog comes out, make sure to check out these events as they often fill up fast!
What are the Crew Donations?
Each crew is responsible for putting together a themed basket to auction off on the night of the event. This allows families to contribute smaller items that can be combined into a single, larger package. Each class picks their own theme and the results are always amazing!
Is this going to cost me a ton of money?
That is up to you! This is an opportunity to raise money for Odyssey School of Denver in a fun and social way. We encourage people to bid on items, as all of the money raised through the auction will be donated back to school. You can spend a small amount of money or you can spend larger amounts and take home any number of cool things. Whatever your budget, there is something there for you!
How can I help?
If you have an item to donate for the auction or would like to help with planning or set up, please email firstname.lastname@example.org