The 2021 Virtual Extravaganza was a night to remember!
Our community of families, alumni, friends and supporters came together to raise more money than we EVER have!
A Night for All Knights started off with emcee Joe Rutten, ‘96 grad, and our special guests for Collars and Cocktails! Thank you to Riccardo Tarabelsi from R Wine Bar and Nicki Ellerbroek, ‘98 grad, from McNally’s Irish Pub for helping us put together our boards and desserts and teaching us how to pour and pair our drinks. A special thank you to Fr. Cimpl and Fr. Morgan for being part of Collars and Cocktails and making us all smile and laugh!
Now onto the records that we crushed!
The Virtual Paddle Raise brought in $90,905 to support tuition assistance and staff salaries at all eight of our schools! This is truly amazing! Thank you to our families that donated to our $40,000 match and to the 80 plus donors that donated during the event! We are truly blessed to have such generous supporters.
You’ve Been Knighted broke our previous record from 2019 and raised $16,000! We had over 70 volunteers moving signs all around our community for 11 nights! The volunteers and the families that were knighted had so much fun and we have so many wonderful pictures to prove it! Thanks for sharing all of the adventures! New this year was the Grand Knighting where all 140 O’G signs were placed in one yard! Adam Fahrendorf, O’G grad of ‘04, woke up to find his yard filled with signs! We can’t wait to have families bid on the “Grand Knighting” for Extravaganza 2022 and keep the tradition going.
Now, for the final number…
Extravaganza 2021 raised $221,283 to support our amazing staff and tuition assistance at all eight of our Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools!
A big shout out to all of the Extravaganza committee members who worked hard gathering items for the auction and selling raffle tickets! Thank you to all of the businesses and families that donated items to the auction.
Proceeds from this event will help support tuition assistance and staff salaries.