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Another Successful JA Tailgate & Auction

Friends, you’ve done it again!

128Almost 300 of our nearest and dearest came out last Friday evening for our annual JA Tailgate Dinner and Auction, and as always it was a fantastic evening of food, fun, and generosity. Because of you, nearly $75,000 was raised to benefit our students. $75,000 to put our curriculum in more classrooms than ever before. $75,000 to make sure the young people of Southeastern Nebraska have their best shot at a successful future.

172To top it all off, with the help of some students who have benefited from JA of Lincoln’s programs, the Classroom Auction portion of the evening raised almost 50 $100 classroom sponsorships!

133Of course, we have so many generous, community-minded people to thank! The whole event was possible thanks to our major corporate sponsors: Bison/IMSCORP, TMCO, Inc., Assurity, Great Western Bank, Lincoln Industries, U.S. Bank. Our live auction was truly epic thanks to so many wonderful donors, most notably those who donated our highest-grossing packages – the Sutton Bay Golf Fly-In donated by Marc LeBaron and Landscapes Unlimited, the Deer Valley Resort package donated by Rich Bailey, Harlan County Vacation donated by Bison, Inc. and the Steamboat Springs condo donated by Tom and Candy Henning.

Big happy hugs also go out to food sponsors Cupcakes & More and Pizza Ranch, our evening’s emcee Ken Svoboda, and auctioneer Russ from Moravec Auctioneers.

What can we say, other than THANK YOU? The Tailgate is our biggest fundraiser of the year, and your generosity makes it possible to keep doing what we do. We thank you, our educators and volunteers thank you, and most importantly, the students of Lincoln and Southeastern Nebraska thank you!

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