We are so excited to “Celebrate 20 Years of EFLS” with you next Friday at Ocean Place! A lot has changed since the inception of the Foundation in 1995, and this year the EFLS Event Committee has gone to great lengths to make this, our 20th year, the most successful to date! This year’s event is chock full of NEW opportunities to raise money for Little Silver schools. Here are some highlights:
The Giving Tree
By far the most exciting new feature of this year’s event is the ability of attendees (and online registrants) to fund technology grants directly. Changes to the EFLS grant process have enabled teachers to submit proposals BEFORE the event – Many of the requested items will available for direct funding by event participants. Furthermore, an anonymous donor has agreed to match – one for one – all chromebooks funded at the event!
A New Venue
Moving the event to Ocean Place in Long Branch is another truly exciting change this year. The space itself is far more conducive to successful fundraising with it’s open, easy layout. And the “sleepover” option is also a plus! Purchase your tickets by the end of TODAY (2/27) and you will automatically be entered for a chance to win a free hotel stay for the night of the event courtesy of Ocean Place! And if you don’t win? The EFLS has reserved a block of rooms at Ocean Place for the reduced rate of $139/night. Use the following code when making your reservation: 00315EDUC_001.
What’s a birthday celebration without a few opportunities to win a fun prize? Mind you, these are pay to play…all in the name of FUNdraising! Thirsty? Try your luck at the “Wine Toss.” Hungry? Take a “turn” at “Spinner Winner Grab Some Dinner!” You could win a beach cruiser with a bean bag! And then commemorate all your good fortune with a picture in the “Photo Booth of Fun!”
Fresh Auction Items/Fun Teacher Experiences
This year’s auction is our BEST YET! A vacation house in Cowpet Bay, St. Thomas, A pub crawl through Asbury Park, and a chance to perform LIVE with Brian Kirk and the Jirks are just a few of the outstanding items available. And Little Silver’s teachers are pulling out all the stops! How about an hour of BUBBLESOCCER with the Point Road Specials Teachers? Or maybe a GEOCACHING adventure with Mrs. Lynch and Mrs. Anderson is more your child’s speed? Start your bidding engines…these items and more will be LIVE on our auction site NEXT WEEK!
See you all on March 6 at Ocean Place!