Join us Saturday, April 30, 2022 for our annual SWING fundraiser benefiting Highland Catholic School. 

This year’s SWING theme recognizes the great work of our students and teachers to learn and embody Kindness Travels this school year. SWING Around the World also allows us to come together to celebrate our community while raising funds for our beloved school. 

Tickets to the SWING Family Fun Event and Gala are now available for purchase! Consider an upgrade to First Class, which puts a glass of bubbles in your hand upon arrival. And don’t forget to try your luck in this year’s Raffles or to clear out your coin jars for the Penny War running April 19-29! 


Why is SWING so important?

In addition to supporting the general operating budget and stable tuition rates, the focus of this year’s fundraiser is critical resources to help students’ social and emotional development, which have been adversely impacted by the pandemic. Because strong children make a community stronger. 

Tell me more about the Family Fun Event?

April 30, 10:00am-1:00pm, Urban Academy Fields

SWING will transform Urban Academy Fields into a field of childhood dreams, including a DJ, obstacle course, laser tag, power wheels, face painting, whacky hair and carnival games. While the kids are having a blast, you can sneak a peek at your online auction bids and purchase raffles! Tickets are just $12/child (ages 3-14) and adults are free.

  • All tickets include activities, games and a swag bag with sponsor goodies (First 300 kids)
  • Food trucks catering to all ages will be available for additional purchase (The vendors are generously giving back a portion of all sales)
  • Inclement weather date is Sunday, May 1 from Noon-3pm at Urban Academy Fields
What can we expect for the in-person Gala?

April 30, 6:00pm-Midnight, Woulfe Alumni Hall, University of St. Thomas

Pack your bags for an unforgettable trip Around the World. We have an amazing program with a night of entertainment – featuring a menu embracing this year’s theme, an action-packed live auction, and live music. Plan to arrive dressed in travel-themed attire and be ready for an impactful adventure! Tickets start at $55/person with an option to upgrade to Main or First Class.

Gala details:
6:00pm Pre-flight Cocktails and Meal Service
7:15pm Captains’ Announcement and Raffle Winners
8:00pm Silent and Super Silent Auctions Close
8:05pm Program & Live Auction
9:05pm Strong Community Fund
9:30pm Dancing, Dessert & Late-Night Pizza

Trip inclusions:

  • Global inspired hors d’oeuvres and food stations
  • Cash bar and international whisky experience
  • Pay to play games and activities, including a live illustrator, wine pull and heads and tails
  • Live music by Crazy Larry

Attire:
Travel-themed attire is admired, but not required. (Arrive in transit, out enjoying your dream adventure or channel your favourite global explorer)

How do I participate in the Online, Super Silent and Live Auctions?

Register now and place your bids between April 23 and April 30 at 8:00pm (Central Time)

From in-demand products and gift cards to unique experiences, the SWING Online Auction has something for everyone. As we get closer to April 23, keep an eye out for shopping teasers as well as exclusive SUPER Silent Auction items being featured at the Gala. Only Gala attendees will be able to participate in the Live Auction.

Where can I buy raffle tickets and what can I win?

Raffle tickets can be purchased in person after Masses on April 23 & 24. The last chance to purchase tickets in person will be at the Family Fun Event on April 30. Raffle ticket order forms will continue to be filled as long as they are received at the school by Friday, April 29. 

Travel Raffle $100/ticket (only 250 tickets will be sold)

Winner will choose one of the following:

  • Escape to San Francisco & Sonoma
  • Disney World Adventure 
  • Costa Rica Getaway 

Tuition Raffle $20/ticket (Up to 1000 tickets will be sold)

  • First Prize: Tuition for one year (or $1000 cash)
  • Second Prize: $500 cash
  • Third Prize: $250 cash

There is also an opportunity at the Gala to increase your auction wallet with our Golden Paddle Raffle. The paddle comes preloaded with $500 to use for ANY of the live auction packages (No cash value). Purchase raffle tickets in the ballroom for $25. Only 100 will be sold.

Can’t make the event?

Please consider making a tax-deductible gift in support of Highland Catholic School’s Strong Community Fund.

Thank you to all our sponsors, business supporters, parishioners, families and volunteers for making SWING – and the critical impact of this fundraiser – possible. We are grateful for our wonderful community!

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