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'Alameda Derby' Crab Feed & Auction a Win Across the Board
Derby Darlings and Southern Gents flocked to the Kelly Gym on February 2 for the Alameda Derby: SJND’s 38th Annual Crab Feed & Auction. This year’s Derby-themed event had guests dressed to the nines, sporting their best fascinators, seersucker suits and pastels, complete with mint juleps and dancing to cap off the night.
The nearly-sold out event featured both a 50/50 raffle and a raffle for a gorgeous pair of diamond studs donated by Seelenbacher Jewelers, silent and live auctions, and a decadent dessert auction. This year’s live auction sparked friendly competition with a variety of adventurous and luxurious items, including a Kauai vacation, a getaway to Yosemite and a private flight to wine country. Also included was a unique piece of St. Joseph Basilica history, donated by the Ratto family: an original church pew from the 1920s.
In addition to raising critical funds for tuition assistance, scholastic development, and athletics, each year the Crab Feed closes with a Paddle Raise in support of a specific cause at SJND. This year, we were excited to introduce and raise funds for our new mobile IDEA Lab, made up of several cutting-edge technologies, including fabrication, robotic, and audio/video production tools, most of which will be mobile so they can be shared across departments. We are proud to share that we raised $35,000, exceeding our goal and allowing us to receive another $30,000 in the form of a matching grant from the HEDCO foundation.
In total, the evening grossed a record $136,000 in support of SJND students and activities. SJND would like to thank our 2019 Crab Feed & Auction Sponsors, without whom the event would not have been such a success.
Thank you to…
Little House Cafe
20/20 Productions Inc.
Rob & Stephanie Doud
McGuire and Hester Foundation
Bladium Sports & Fitness Club
Blaisdell's Office Supplies
Kevin Milroy at Brown & Brown Insurance
Dede Cunningham at Alain Pinel Realtors
Amy's Moveable Feast
DJ by the Bay
Congratulations to all of our auction winners and thank you to all those who supported this event. Click here to view 2019 event photos. We hope you join us next year at our 39th Annual Crab Feed & Auction!