Boardwalk of Miracles Dinner and Auction: Will You be at the Table?

Sponsor, donate, attend, and bid is the mantra for Northwest credit unions stepping up to support the Boardwalk of Miracles dinner and auction. The auction is scheduled to take place Oct. 9 during the Northwest Credit Union Association’s (NWCUA) Amplify Convention Oct. 8-10 in Portland.

The Monopoly-themed Boardwalk of Miracles dinner and auction pays tribute to a Northwest tradition, raising money for Credit Unions for Kids. The charity was formed in 1986 by a group of Oregon and Southwest Washington credit unions and adapted nationally in 1996. To date, credit unions have raised more than $110 million for 170 hospitals in the Children’s Miracle Network (CMN). The fundraising goal for the Boardwalk of Miracles event is $100,000.

Credit unions and business partners are invited to sponsor “Park Place” and “Boardwalk” tables at the dinner. The Park Place sponsorship sells for $1,000 and includes bid numbers and dinner for 10 people, two bottles of wine and the sponsor’s name in the program book. The ante is upped at the Boardwalk table sponsorships, priced at $1,500 and including bid numbers, dinner for 10 people, two bottles of wine and other VIP “extras.”

As of late last week, seven Boardwalk tables had already been claimed while 10 credit unions have sponsored Park Place tables.

“We have nine tables left for sponsors,” said Kasey Rockwell, director of outreach programs for the NWCUA. “Sponsoring a table is a great way to raise money for the kids while you enjoy a glamorous evening with friends.”

Quilts, weekend getaways, jewelry, hard to find wines and gift baskets are among favorite auction items traditionally donated by Credit Unions for Kids supporters. Rockwell said some of the items already donated include:

  • Overnight at Hot Lake Springs
  • Latah Creek Winery gift basket
  • Getaway to House on Metolius basket
  • Wellness basket including workout items and healthy goodies

Prospective table sponsors, auction donors and dinner attendees are invited to visit the Boardwalk of Miracles website or contact Rockwell directly at krockwell@nwcua.org.

Editors’ note: Credit unions have also established a tradition of filling wagons with toys for sick children being treated at the CMN hospitals. Thursday, we will report on the history behind the “fleet of wagons.”

 

Questions? Contact Lynn Heider: 503.350.2225, lheider@nwcua.org.

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