CVA Scholarship Bash

Bill and Joan Alfond Competition Center

February 23, 2019 6-9PM


The annual Scholarship Event, AKA "The Big Raffle," is held each February on the second Saturday following President’s Day. CVA supporters turn out in numbers to bid on auction items, socialize with friends, and most of all, observe the drawing of the Big Raffle, a one in approximately 400 chances to win $10,000.

The first raffle began back in 1981, with the donation of a car. The idea was implemented by the dedicated leadership of Bruce Miles, Lloyd Cuttler, and Tom Hildreth, as part of the Sugarloaf Regional Ski Educational Foundation (SRSEF). Over thirty-five years later, a few things have changed, yet the fund raising efforts remain constant. The CVA Development Office and the Parent Support Organization (PSO) team up to organize the event by forming committees with a goal of raising monies to support CVA’s General Scholarship Fund. Dedicated PSO volunteers, along with auction donations from local and afar businesses, individuals, and CVA parents make the event a huge success. The Scholarship Fundraiser raises more than $80,000 for the general scholarship fund and is an entertaining, energizing, rewarding, way to meet and support the CVA and Sugarloaf community. 

There are exciting changes in store for attendees of this year’s event, including a new venue (the Bill & Joan Alfond Competition Center), larger live auction, and we have a few surprises up our sleeve. Old favorites, including the $1,000 Early Bird drawing, be sure to purchase your ticket before 8PM on Wednesday, February 20th for your chance to win the $1,000; $10,000 grand prize and 30 raffle prizes valued at $100+ will return, so be sure to purchase your tickets soon.  In the past the event has included a silent auction.  Although this year’s event will not include a silent auction component, we’re still collecting donations for an online silent auction in the spring.  Stay tuned.

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Things to know:

$1,000 Early Bird Deadline:  8PM, February 20 

$1,000 Early Bird Drawing:  8AM, February 21 - LIVE on WSKI TV

Event Date and $10,000 drawing:  February 23, 2019 6-9PM

If you're not able to join us at the event, don't worry, you need not be present to win the $10,000 grand prize or any of the other great raffle prizes.

There will be a silent online auction in the Spring.  More information to follow.  Stay tuned. 

If you have questions, would like to donate an auction item or if you're interested in sponsoring our event, please contact:

CVA Event Coordinator, Melissa Fogg at 207-237-4505 or

A huge thank you to our sponsors for their generous support!


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 Heartwood Essentials  



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