Bidding Opens | Thu, Feb 17 @ 8am
Thu, Feb 24 | Online Auction & Raffle
Winter '22 Virtual Gala & Auction
Time & Location
Bidding Starts: Feb 17 at 8AM, https://bit.ly/3LyWJUo
Bid Opening Event: Feb 17 at 7PM, https://www.facebook.com/fobrooklynpark/videos/368270421439688
LIVESTREAM EVENT: Feb 24, 7:00PM - 8:00PM
Online Auction & Raffle, virtualgala.events/FOBPWinterGala2022
About the Event
Welcome to the 3rd Annual Winter Gala & Auction. We are going virtual this year so we can all be safe and celebrate our wonderful community and summer youth program.
This year the auction and raffle will be held online, you can register for FREE here. The raffle is open now and bidding on items will begin on February 17th. Items will be up for viewing as they come in. The auction will be capped with a livestream paddle raise on Thursday, February 24th at 7pm. Our auctioneer Patrick Siver will be MCing the night. This livestream event will bring a closing the bids and raffle, and we will have video highlights of our program and community.
The livestream can be viewed on our website, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. We are partnering with local businesses to bring you the official Winter Gala '22 foods and beverages (purchase direct from businesses the day of Feb 24th, and enjoy them together as we participate in the livestream viewing).
To bid on auction items and to purchase raffle chances you must register. To participate in the paddle raise please have this website opened and be logged-in.
We look forward to watching and celebrating with you!!
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How does the registration and tickets work?Tickets for In-person Gala Dinner & Silent Auction: You can purchase single tickets $40 per person or complete tables of 8, $275, through the website, www.ourfundraiser.events/FOBPWinterGala2023. All inperson gala tickets are e-tickets. When you purchase your tickets you will also complete the registration process. You will need enter you name (as well as guest names), email, phone number and credit card information. You and any guest will receive a bid number. Guests will need their bid number to complete their own registration as well. Guest registration can be done before the event or at check-in. You will be able to check-out at the end of the event with the auctria mobile app or through your email/phone number which will open our event website. Registration for the Online Auction & Raffle only: All you need to register is your name, email, and phone number. The FREE registration is required to participate in the online auction and raffle. There are additional options to add your address, and credit card; they will help with a faster checkout process. You can also get the auctria mobile app to bid and participate as well. Need Registration Help? Watch the registration video below.
I bought individual tickets and so did our friends can we sit together?Absolutely you can sit together with friends space permitting if you and they bought individual tickets and not a whole table. Please put the request in during the purchase/registration process.
Is there a livestream/virtual event this year?There is not a livestream virtual event this year. We are however doing an online auction for a select few items and Amazon gift card raffle. You do not need to attend the in-person gala to participate in the online auction or raffle. If you are attending the in-person gala you can participate in the online auction and raffle as well as the silent auction. The online auction and raffle will close at 8:00pm on Saturday, Feb 25th. Tickets to the In-person Gala: When you purchase tickets to attend the in-person gala you are automatically registered for the online auction and raffle as well and can bid on items starting Feb 17th. Register for Online Auction and Raffle only: Registration for the online auction & raffle is free. You are only charged for a winning bid or purchase of raffle tickets. You do not need to be present to win. Bidding will open Feb 17th and close at 8pm on Feb 25th. The raffle drawing will also happen on Saturday, Feb 25th at 8pm.
I registered and/or bought tickets but did not get a confirmation. How do I know if I signed up?Please check your spam or junk folder in your email. That is where ours went. You should receive an email from <noreply>@auctria.com titled "Winter Gala '23 Registration (If you need to reply or have questions it will send it to Friends of Brooklyn Park). The email will have all the information of how to sign-in for the event or how to use the mobile app.</noreply>
Do I have to give a credit card to register?No you do not have to provide a credit card to register. You do need to provide one to place a bid or purchase raffle tickets or purchase in-person gala tickets. The Auctria platform is secure and the option is available to provide a credit card during the registration process. The Acutria website will not automatically charge or process a credit card. Once the auction is complete we will then charge the credit card on file and send a receipt.
Will there be drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) for purchase? or free drinks?We will have beer, wine, hard seltzer, cocktails, and specialty non-alcohol drinks for purchase. Your gala ticket does not include drink tickets. You will need to purchase drink tickets for each alcohol and specialty non-alcoholic beverage. You can pre-order drink tickets before the event or purchase them at the Gala. We will also be offering water, lemonade, iced tea, and coffee for free.
What are the food options for various diets (V/Vg/Gf/Lf)?We are offering a variety of foods to accommodate many dietary needs. There will be vegetarian, vegan, gluten free, lactose free, and omnivore options. We ask that you fill out the dietary options during the ticket purchase process. This will help us know the quantity needed for the various menu items.
Can I just donate directly to Friends of Brooklyn Park?Yes you can. You can always donate via our website www.friendsofbrooklynpark.org or there is an option on the auction website as well. Direct donations are tax deductible and we will happily provide a receipt.
I purchased an in-person gala ticket(s) but cannot attend, can I get a refund?You can request a refund of your ticket(s) up until Feb 23rd. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for a refund request. If you cannot make the event we hope you would consider making your purchase a donation to our summer youth program. If you do not attend the event and want convert your purchase to a donation, we will send a tax receipt. Gala Dinner tickets are not eligible for tax-donation receipts as you are receiving goods/service for the purchase.
If there is not a livestream of the auction how will I know if I won an online bid or the Amazon raffle?You can see that status of your bids through the auctria app or event website. If you win an online item you will receive an email and/or text (if requested) of your winning bid and purchase price. We will be sending out the winning name for the raffle via email and text message. We will receive a receipt for all winning items, raffle purchases, and in-person event purchases and the end of the events.