2020 THINK SNOW Silent and Live Auction Guidelines

HOW TO “Auction Basket Video”:


The BBSEF relies upon fundraising to bridge the gap between the coaching fees, equipment needs, travel fees and membership dues. The “Think Snow” event is BBSEF’s major fundraiser of the year and therefore we request each member family from the Race team, Development team and the All Mountain team donate one silent auction basket valued at $50 or more. We would like you to reach out to businesses in your community for these donated items. This year we are offering a “buy-out” option of $300 in lieu of donating a basket. So if you would rather not have to donate a silent auction basket, you can donate $300 or more directly to the team instead! Please let the fundraising team know if you will be using this “buy-out” option this year.


If you have connections for larger donation items such as big value items, trips or experiences please consider reaching out to those organizations for a donation to our program. Please let the fundraising team know if you have something like this that you could arrange to be a part of this year LIVE auction!


In addition to the one mandatory donation basket from each family, those who wish to earn work or travel credit may provide up to 4 donations valued at least of $50 each, for which they will earn 4 hours of credit each. Another way to earn work or travel credit is to help out at the event with set up, event work or clean up. Up to 8 hours, valued at 1 hour of credit per hour worked is available and the help is very much needed to make this event successful!


Attached you will find the donation request letter on “SSRT” letterhead with 501c3 information that you can edit to suit your needs for your specific donation request. Also attached is the donation slip that we ask you to fill out when you drop off your basket to make sure your family receives the credit for each donation. Please drop off your donation basket by Sunday, October 18th at RE/MAX Big Bear office at 42153 Big Bear Blvd across from CVS. Simply drop off with front desk office staff and put “Attention Tyler Wood” on them! If you live off the mountain and will not be coming up to Big Bear prior to the event then please try to make arrangements to have another ski team family bring the basket up for you to make sure you receive credit.


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