October 22, 2013 > Sip, Savor and Support!
Sip, Savor and Support!
Submitted By California School for the Deaf
The first annual ÒSip, Savor and SupportÓ gala, presented by the Association of Parents, Teachers and Counselors (APTC) at FremontÕs California School for the Deaf (CSD) will raise funds to provide educational and technology necessities, such as new iPads for use by students in classrooms. Proceeds also help fund programs such as International Studies trips, the Tilden Art Club, elementary spelling bee competitions, and other after school programs. An oversight committee will help APTC allocate the funds.
Gala festivities are scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 2, at the Parc 55 Wyndham Hotel in San Francisco. Community members are encouraged to purchase tickets to the event in support of CSD, recognized for its academic excellence, fully-accredited programs, American Sign Language instruction, family partnerships, and positive learning environment.
In addition to dinner, the program includes a silent auction, live auction and a cake auction. More than 150 items will be auctioned including: photography and hair salon services, jewelry, themed baskets, art pieces, cabin vacations and even a culinary vacation to Spain! Voice interpreters will be on hand to interpret for non-signers.
ÒFor a long time, APTC has always been in the wings, helping CSD students here and there,Ó says Event Chairperson, Melinda Harrison Jones. ÒNow with budget cuts CSD has been facing the past several years, APTC decided it was time to step up to the plate by hosting a fundraiser gala. We have so many wonderful things up for auction, and truly look forward to a fabulous and fun-filled evening. Come join us!Ó Deadline for reservations is October 27.
The following generous sponsors have provided donations and assistance: Convo Communications, Purple Communications, Parodi Charitable Foundation, Sorenson Communications, Partners In Communication Interpreting Agency and ZVRS.
Sip, Savor & Support
Saturday, Nov. 2
5 p.m. Ð 10 p.m.
Parc 55 Wyndham Hotel
55 Cyril Magnin St., San Francisco
General tickets: $85
Patron tickets: $125