Helping Kids Never Tasted So Good
You, Too, Can Have a Tantalizing Taste of the Ranch
How would you like a week in a fabulous Oahu vacation home? Or cooking tips provided by Sam the Cooking Guy – in person? Or an evening learning poker and bantering with renown author Richard Lederer?
These are just a smidgen of the items auctioned off at last year’s Taste of the Ranch, a fundraiser held each year to benefit Scripps Ranch High School. The SRHS Foundation – which hosts the event – is gearing up for their 6th annual fundraiser on Saturday, Feb. 25.
“Taste of the Ranch offers guests samplings of signature dishes from many local restaurants,” said foundation president, Shana Smith, “as well as sensational silent and live auctions emceed by a professional auctioneer.” Of course, the evening is also an excuse to spice up your weekend, socializing with parents and friends of SRHS while raising money for a good cause: the Scripps Ranch students.[quote]Last year’s guests enjoyed samples from over 15 local restaurants, including La Bastide, Watami Sushi, and Stone Flats[/quote]
Last year’s guests enjoyed samples from more than fifteen local restaurants, including La Bastide, Watami Sushi, and Stone Flats. Guests can enjoy these tasty tidbits as they peruse the hundreds of auction items, ranging from sports tickets and museum packages to home, car, and animal care. Live auction items have included a mobile video game party, golf resort packages, and front row seats to Scripps Ranch High graduation.
The generous donors and fabulous turn-out have produced impressive results. Last year, TOTR raised more than $60,000 for the school – monies which improved technology, bought supplies, helped fund the music, choir, and drama programs, and made significant contributions to many clubs and teams.
This year’s festivities will be bigger than ever, held at the M. Jacobs Qualcomm Hall in Sorrento Valley. Tickets go on sale in mid-January for $60 each, and guests may specify the team or club they’d like half their ticket proceeds to support.
Donors can also purchase sponsorships and may even be able to participate in an online auction the week prior to the event. Simply visit www.tasteoftheranch.org and bring your appetite!