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JA Lincoln Grateful for Tailgate Success


There’s just no better way to describe our feelings about this year’s JA Tailgate Dinner and Auction! Thanks to the 260 beautiful people who made it such a special night, we were able to raise over $76,000 – that’s 29% more than last year! Holy cow, right?? JA of Lincoln has the best supporters!

Once again the theme was Husker spirit, and there was plenty of Nebraska red! The generous tailgaters enjoyed great food and drinks, along with a live auction emceed by Ken Siemek of 10/11 News. As always, the amazing auction items were the centerpiece of the evening, with the top bids of the night going for a Sutton Bay Golf Fly-In package donated by Marc LeBaron and Landscapes Unlimited and a Steamboat Colorado condo donated by Tom and Candy Henning.

Of course, none of it would have been possible without some generous sponsors who care deeply about our community’s students. Our top sponsors this year were IMSCORP, Assurity Life Insurance, Cornhusker Bank, Great Western Bank, Lincoln Industries, TMCO Inc, and US Bank, and we are beyond grateful to all of them! We also want to thank everyone who donated to the auction, attended the event, or bid on an item – YOU are why we are able to continue making a difference in Lincoln’s schools. Because of the generosity of our supporters and donors, we’ll impact more local students than ever before, helping them to build brighter, more financially secure futures. As always, the big winners are the kids!

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