Grand Prize Winner Jeff Schipper gets the “big check” from CVA at the 2016 Scholarship Fundraiser Event.
For over 30 years, Carrabassett Valley Academy (CVA) has been a place where motivated student athletes come to follow their dreams. CVA has earned more Olympic medals for skiing and snowboarding than some small countries, and has graduated students into the most prestigious colleges and universities. Our students become prepared, responsible, caring citizens who know the value of hard work and commitment. Yet for nearly half of our CVA students, none of these experiences would be possible without scholarship support.
Carrabassett Valley Academy (CVA) held its annual CVA Scholarship Fundraiser on February 20, 2016 and event organizers deemed it a tremendous success. The event, which features a raffle as well as a live and silent auction and is now CVA’s only annual formal fundraising event, generated $99,500 for scholarship support at CVA.
The winner of the $10,000 Grand Prize was Jeff Schipper of Caribou, Maine; he has longstanding family ties to Carrabassett Valley. Pat Aceto of Eliot, Maine was the winner of the $1,000 Early Bird drawing which happened live on WSKI on the morning of February 18. Pat bought her winning ticket at Ayotte’s and Jeff purchased his at The Bag.
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Event organizer and CVA’s Director of Development Kate O’Halloran says that she continues to be amazed, humbled, and truly grateful for the incredible community support for this event. “They say sometimes it takes a village to make things happen, but we say it takes a Valley, and what a Valley we have! From those who donated raffle and auction items, signed on as sponsors, bought raffle tickets, jumped in to volunteer, bid on items or just joined us for the evening, we hope that every person involved takes great pride in knowing what a tremendous difference their support makes.”
The auction produced record revenues, with an impressive 135 items at a wide range of price points. The online auction got great traction, generating 230 bids before the actual event which created widespread interest and helped to drive up bid amounts. Additionally, professional auctioneers Rusty and Patty Farrin from Farrin’s Country Auctions were back in the Valley and did a masterful job of getting the rambunctious crowd to focus, bid and buy the 16 “live auction” items that included front row Red Sox tickets, Patriots tickets, a luxury golf trip, art by John Orcutt and Patricia Ritzo and some great vacation packages.
If you have questions please call Kate O’Halloran at 207-314-5230. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!