Dear SOFi Supporters,
We are following APS’ lead and, in an effort to keep our families and friends healthy, we have made the tough decision to cancel the in-person portion of SOFi’s Night, our biggest fundraiser of the year. Even though the in-person event is cancelled, THE AUCTION WILL GO ON...LINE!
That means you can still help us raise a significant amount of money for Bolton Academy from the comfort of your own home — we are aiming to raise $65,000 for Bolton Academy! Please create your own SOFi’s Night next weekend with friends or family (at a safe distance, of course!) and log on to bid on some of the amazing auction items that were donated for the event. For our ticket holders, unless we hear otherwise from you, we plan to convert all ticket sales into donations for the event. We appreciate everyone who has worked so hard this year to support us and make this event a success — especially all of our generous donors and sponsors.
And speaking of sponsors, we are thrilled to announce that our 2019 Eric S. Jones Benefactors of the Year are Travis and Connie Herman of Scofflaw Brewing Company. This prestigious award is named after SOFi’s co-founder and long-time President, Eric Jones, and it celebrates a SOFi donor that has gone above and beyond the previous calendar year. Travis and Connie have 2 kids at Bolton and have been staunch supporters of our school from the second they moved to the Westside. We are so thankful for their continued support. Please show them some love by heading to Scofflaw for a beer and buying their fantastic libations anywhere your favorite beverages are sold.
Read on to see how it all will work and please reach out if you have any questions.
Thank you all,
President, Soaring Owls Foundation
Point your browser to sofis2020.givesmart.com.
Friday, March 20 at 5:00 p.m. to Sunday, March 22 at 5:00 p.m. - Bidding will be open for all silent auction items.
Saturday 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. - Live auction items (now called “Premier” items, formerly Live Auction items) will be open for bidding during this time ONLY. These are some of our most exciting, big ticket items and you won’t want to miss them!
Now Open - Wine wall and 50/50 raffle are open for purchase now! See below for more information.
Let’s come together as a community by posting pictures and videos of your SOFi’s Night mini-celebrations and bidding wars on social media using #sofisnight2020, and feel free to tag us on Twitter or Instagram @BoltonSOFi.
AUCTION REGISTRATION & PARTICIPATION
If you participated in our event last year, you are already registered and just need to visit sofis2020.givesmart.com and log in.
You’ll receive an email and text message on Friday 3/20 at 5:00 p.m. when we open the auction, and can start your bidding!
All bidding will take place via sofis2020.givesmart.com, so you’ll want to bookmark the page! You can bid via your phone, tablet or computer and will receive text messages throughout the weekend letting you know the progress of items you’re bidding on and other pertinent information.
If you have any problems getting registered or using the site, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any issues.
Since our event is 100% virtual this year, anyone, anywhere can participate! Direct friends and family to sofis2020.givesmart.com so they can register and bid online. Remember, it’s all for the kids and we need everyone’s support more than ever this year.
Silent auction items go up on the block Friday 3/20 at 5:00 p.m. Click here to start browsing and get excited for all the fantastic items. We will be releasing more and more items throughout the day today, so keep checking back!
This year, live auction items are flagged as our “Premier” items, and they will only be open for bidding between 8:00 p.m and 10:00 p.m. on Saturday 3/21. Check them out here, and be ready to bid like crazy Saturday night.
One of everyone’s favorite SOFi’s Night stations is the wine wall, where $20 buys you a mystery bottle of wine with a value of at least $20, or you can grab 2 bottles for $35. We’ve got some amazing finds this year — you may even be the lucky Owl who scores the $150 Magnum!
You can start buying your wine today!
You can also buy in to participate in our raffle, where the winner splits the profits with SOFi. $20 gets you a ticket and you can buy as many as you want.
You can start purchasing your tickets today!
Once the auction closes at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday 3/22, you’ll use the auction portal to pay for your winnings, and we will provide you with details on how to pick up your items.
Throughout this week leading up to the event, we’ll be sending updates and more detailed information via email, but once the event begins, all registered users will get text updates throughout the event. If you aren’t receiving any of the communications, email us! Please also check back here and follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for updated information.