Auction & Dinner Gala: An Evening at the Races


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Thank you!
Guests and supporters of the 2017 event helped raise $10,000 for scholarships!

Save the Date: An Evening at the Races 2018
Saturday, April 21
Sierra Vista Campus, Student Union

Enjoy an exciting night of video horse racing. It’s thrilling, competitive, and a lot of fun! Pick your horse, watch them race and get ready to win big! Don your biggest, fanciest hat for the Derby-style hat parade and a chance at a prize!

Proceeds benefit the Graduating Senior Scholarship Guarantee.

Potential sponsors may contact Denise Hoyos, 520-417-4148, hoyosd@cochise.edu. You also can commit to and pay for a sponsorship by completing the sponsorship form. Final sponsor deadline is March 16, 2018 or when slots are filled.

Race Sponsor ($1,000)

  • 2 tickets to the event
  • Logo on screen in between races
  • Banner announcing your sponsorship to hang at business in advance of event
  • Publicity in all planned media, including logo on website and in program above sponsored race
  • Horse owner (name one horse and jockey); print deadline Friday, April 6, 2018
  • Provide your own branded giveaways for 200 event participants; deliver to Jenn Wantz, wantzj@cochise.edu, by Friday, April 13, 2018.

Track Sponsorship ($500)

  • 1 ticket to the event
  • Horse owner (name one horse and jockey); print deadline Friday, April 6, 2018
  • Publicity in all planned media, including logo on website and listing in program; print deadline Friday, April 6, 2018
  • Provide your own branded giveaways for 200 event guests; deliver to Jenn Wantz, wantzj@cochise.edu, but Friday, April 13, 2018.

Stable Sponsorship ($250)

  • 1 ticket to the event
  • Name a horse/jockey in the program; print deadline Friday, April 6, 2018
  • Provide your own branded giveaways for 200 event guests; deliver to Jenn Wantz, wantzj@cochise.edu, but Friday, April 13, 2018.

Horse Owner ($100)

  • Name one horse/jockey in the program; print deadline Friday, April 6, 2018.

Auction Donation ($50+)

Provide an item that will be auctioned off during the event.
Donors of items received by March 16 will be entered in a drawing
to become a horse owner

Race Sponsors 2018

The Legacy Foundation of Southeast Arizona
Battaglia and Roberts Logo

Southwest Gas logo

Track Sponsors 2018
Arizona G&T Cooperatives logo
SSVEC logo

Wi-Power logo

Stable Sponsors 2018

DiPeso Realty Logo

Thank you to the donors of these fantastic auction items contributed for the 2018 event!

Calumet & Arizona Guest House One-night stay
Ernie Graves Philabaum Gallery decorative art glass
Dr. Dan Rehurek Oregon myrtlewood salad bowl with teak tongs (handmade by the donor)
Tombstone Brewing Company IPA brewed for An Evening at the Races
 Turf Paradise  VIP Turf Club Admission and Table Charge for Four

Guest names will be added continuously after tickets go on sale March 1, 2018. Stay tuned!

 

Prepared by A’viands.

Carving station featuring Roasted Turkey, Peppercorn-Crusted Beef, and Marinated Portobello Mushrooms

Accompanied by Cranberry Mayo, Basil Aioli, Creamed Horseradish and Stone-Ground Mustard

Cheese-Stuffed Jalapeños Wrapped in Bacon

Goat Cheese and Chive Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes

Cheese Tortellini Pasta Salad

Fruit Kabobs with a  Cinnamon and  Honey Yogurt Sauce

Bruschetta with Grilled Pita and Crostini

Spinach and Artichoke Dip

Vegetarian Spring Rolls with Sweet Chili Dipping Sauce

Mini Meatballs: Swedish and Marinara

This is Cochise College’s second video horse racing fundraiser. Guests have a wonderful time, but things might be confusing for the uninitiated.

Each ticket includes dinner and comes with 50 Cochise Bucks. Cochise Bucks are fake money to be used on your favorite horses. Leftover bucks can be exchanged for specialty items at the Cochise Store. Some items may be available for purchase with cash or credit card.

A limited selection of alcohol, including wine, beer, mint juleps and two other specialty drinks will be available. Tickets for alcohol can be purchased at the ticket booth and then turned in at the bar.

An auction will include a variety of donated items for which high bidders can pay with cash or credit card at the conclusion of the auction.

5 p.m.          Reception – Cash Bar – Silent Auction Browsing – Menu Served – Betting Windows Open – Photo Opps until 7 p.m.

6 p.m.          Race 1

6:30 p.m.     Race 2 and Hat Parade (winner gets 50 Cochise Bucks)

7 p.m.           Race 3

7:30 p.m.      Race 4: Daily Double

8 p.m.           Race 5: Daily Double

8:30 p.m.      Race 6

8:45 p.m.      Silent auction closes, winners announced.