* See you tonight! *
$85 – single ticket
$150 – couples ticket
Your ticket is a school donation and is non-refundable.
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Join the Bradford PTA
NOVEMBER 15, 2019
7:00 - 11:30 p.m.
11851 Shaffer Drive
Check in begins! Come in, find your paddle for live auction bidding and grab a drink at the door.
Complimentary Drinks will be available from 7:00-8:00
Time to bid on these amazing items using Handbid:
Classroom Creations Each student has a hand in creating an art or personal project that you can purchase.
Teacher Attractions Bid for your student to attend events put on by their teachers..
Grub Grab Spend $25 and you will receive a restaurant gift card or voucher (could be pizza for a year or dinner for 2) worth at least $25 in value or more.
Beer, Wine, & Liquor Pull $10, $20, or $30 respectively wins you beer, a bottle of wine or bottle of liquor- you choose the category you'd like and the prize is yours. (Please do not open bottles until you exit the event center.)
Bidding for Bashes begins
This is our most popular category of the auction where you can bid on various parties, gatherings and experiences both for you and your children hosted by Bradford families. From pool parties, to daddy daughter dances, to kickball and dunk tank at school- these events sell out quickly so know the ones you'd like ahead of time and act fast!
Live Auction and Paddle Raise: Back again for his 6th year with our auction is the infamous cowboy auctineer Shawn Hagler to entertain and bring our exciting live items to life. This is where you can bid on the night's biggest items (to be announced later.)
Dancing begins with a live concert from the band, THE RADIO one of Denver's most popular dance bands with a sound you’ll love. They play current and iconic dance favorites that will keep you moving all night. Their interactions with the crowd draw you in and their energy is contagious.
Gaming tables will be available: Multiple Blackjack, Craps, Roulette, and Texas Hold'em Poker tables will be set up throughout the room run by a professional gaming company.
Food truck arrives: Tacostao the incredibly popular taco truck will be serving up their legendary tacos with gluten free, vegetarian and vegan options for all.
Check out for items won: Items that are on site, like Classroom Creations, will be checked out and given to you to take home.
✨If you drove, but later decide it's best to Uber✨ home, your car is welcome to stay overnight
at The Wedgewood.
We’ll be looking at our generous community to help put our auction together. Look for Sign Up Geniuses to come in the beginning weeks of school to learn more about what your child’s grade will provide and how you can help.
The families from each grade can help provide for a specific part of the auction:
Please download this Donation form for your business or a business that is donating an item(s) to the Bradford Auction.
We’re excited to be offering our engraved bricks again this year for families who didn’t receive one last year. We’re also opening up the bricks to our Bradford alum, families in the Valley whose kids have since grown but they’d like to be commemorated forever at the school. Look for more information and online ordering soon! Be a part of this great tradition. Click Bricktober for more information. Download and complete this Brick Engraving Form to participate.
What is Casino Royale?
Each year Bradford's PTA hosts an auction to raise funds for our school (more on the distribution of funds below.) Our auction is our largest fundraising effort, an event that sells out and provides a memorable night of food, drinks, dancing to a live band, a live auction with a professional auctioneer, and bidding on school-created items and events that are only available to auction attendees.
What should I wear?
For the ladies, think Vegas glam or casino chic - rhinestones, shimmer, heels, jewels, and all that glimmers.
For the gents, think classic Bond, black tie isn’t required, but welcome. Sharp suits, blazers, bowties, vests, and vintage Vegas.
Will there be food?
YES! There will be 3 food stations, one in each room of the venue, as well as passed hors d'oeuvres. A food truck will arrive around 9:30 for those looking for more substantial fare.
Do I need to bring cash?
Along with the 2 main bars, we will also have 3 additional beer, wine, and champagne stations that will be CASH ONLY in each room of the venue for a quick purchase. Spirits will be available at the main bars for either cash or charge.
✨A Greener Approach✨
This website is saving literally thousands of dollars in printing costs and of course trees by getting you the information you need on a website that can be used for many auctions to come. Paper printing will be restricted to a few specific items only.
Can I bid if I'm not going to the auction?
Yes! Download the Handbid App so you'll receive notification on when Online Bidding starts on November 1st. We have over 100 items that you'll be able to bid on including Classroom Creations - your child's class art project. We also have carry-over items from the auction night (like bashes that didn't sell out) available the day after on November 16th.
What happens after I've won my items?
We’ll have our volunteers check out your purchase that night and get your item to you. If it’s a larger item that you can’t get home, we’ll arrange another time for you to pick it up, or we can drop it to you. Our goal is to have the majority of the items find their way home that night.
What gaming tables will there be?
Texas Hold 'em
Can we win money from gaming?
Because it’s illegal in the state of Colorado to win money from gambling, the funds given for chips to play are a school donation, but there will be a Grand Prize at the end of the night for those still in the game.
At the end of the night, a grand prize will be raffled off among those with the most chips so stick around to win big! You must be present to win.
$20 gets you a $200 booklet that will be exchanged for chips at the gaming tables by your dealer.
You can purchase them on Handbid under 'Want to Gamble? More Chips Here!' tab before the auction and the night of.
Each table has its own minimum bets.
Booklets will be sold on Handbid under tickets during ticket sales, then under the general dashboard once items go up for bid before the auction.
A professional gaming company brings the tables in and runs the gaming.
What Does the Money Fund?
Teacher salary for our Gifted & Talented aides
Special Education resources
8th grade Science Field Trip
7th grade Opening Day Events
Colorado Mountain Club Events
Subs for teacher data days
Music & Art Wish List Items
1st grade Texts
Various programs for 7th grade science
8th grade social studies
6th grade Mission to Mars Experience, Robotic Technology and other enrichment programs
These are just a few examples. For more PTA budget information click HERE.
Thank you to all the Chairs and Co-Chairs for all their help!