Nothing beats a tailgate party — especially one that raises money for a good cause. SWIRCA & More will host its 12th annual auction Feb. 27 from 5 to 9 p.m. in the Ivy Room at SWIRCA & More, 16 W. Virginia St. with a new theme this year — tailgate party.
“In years past, we’ve always done a black tie and gala, but this year we decided to change it to tailgate,” says Rachel Sievers, development coordinator with SWIRCA & More. “We’re trying to get more of our members, employees, and supporters to attend this year.”
The focus of this year’s fundraising is on the activity center. SWIRCA is looking for funds to keep the activity center thriving, allowing members a place to network with others, stay healthy, and have fun.
“We’ve had to do a fee, which is $30 for a (membership to the center),” says Sievers. “We’re just trying to ask our auction participants if they’d be willing to help cover that cost for a senior.”
Those attending the auction are asked to wear a spirited outfit for a chance to win an award. The night’s activities will include a silent auction, stadium food, beer samplings from Turoni’s and Carson’s breweries, and other tailgating activities. Tickets will go on sale Feb. 1 and are $30 per person.
For more information about SWIRCA & More’s auction, call 812-464-7800 or visit swirca.org/auction.