Tickets are now on sale for the biggest and most important fundraiser of the year for the Allan Hancock College athletics department. The 17th annual Joe White Memorial Dinner and Auction will take place Saturday, August 25, 2018 at the Santa Maria Elks Lodge #1538. Guests will be able to bid on dozens of live and silent auction items. The list of items grows weekly and already includes: gourmet dinners for up to 50 people; a three-day trip for two to Las Vegas including airfare; passes to The Jimmy Fallon Show; tickets to a Los Angeles Dodgers game or to catch the San Francisco 49ers host the Oakland Raiders; and rooms at luxury resorts.
Sponsored by the Hancock College Boosters, Inc., the event is the largest fundraiser of the year for the Allan Hancock College athletics department. Since 2001, the event has raised nearly $900,000 to benefit Hancock athletics. Donations have resulted in the renovation and naming of Joe White Gymnasium and John Osborne Field, upgrades to the softball field, renovations to the press box in the gym and the installation of a state-of-the-art scoreboard at the football field.
The Santa Maria Elks Lodge #1538 is located at 1309 North Bradley Road in Santa Maria. Doors open at 5 p.m. for a social hour and silent auction. A New York strip dinner prepared by Cowboy Flavor will be served at 7:07 p.m., with the dessert and live auctions to follow.
The price of admission to the fundraiser is $60 per person. Sponsorship opportunities range from $500 to $1,000. For $1,000, a gold sponsor will receive a reserved table with preferred seating for a party of 10, a mention in the event program, and complimentary wine and dinner service. The $500 blue sponsorship provides a reserved table of 10.
For dinner reservations, donations and more information, call Jada Clark at (805) 720-7493 or click here.