Monday, January 25, 2010

Ski Plano This Weekend!!

"An Extraordinary Evening on the Mountaintop" awaits guests at the Plano ISD Education Foundation's annual "Ski Plano" event to be held on Saturday, January 30, at Southfork Ranch. Don your favorite ski vests, sweaters and scarves and join your family and friends in a wintry fun night out with live band music, cocktails and dinner, silent and live auctions and an "Avalanche" snowball raffle. Proceeds will benefit the students, faculty and programs of Plano schools. Visit the Ski Plano website for reservations and sponsorship information.

The Honorary Brian McCall, member of the Texas House of Representatives since 1991 and Plano ISD alumni, will serve as honorary emcee at the "Ski Plano" event.
Read more about Brian McCall.

Neiman Marcus Willow Bend Avalanche

This year’s Ski Plano event will continue the tradition of the Avalanche raffle. Purchase your snowballs for a chance to win fabulous prizes donated by Neiman Marcus Willow Bend.
Jan Barboglio La Dona de Piso Candelabra
Jo Malone bath and body basket ~ $1,000 in products plus lunch for ten with Jo Malone
David Yurman Pearl & Diamond Silver Ice Bracelet
Roberto Coin Tiny Treasures Circle of Life Necklace and Hoop Earrings
Raffle tickets are available for $50/each or $100/six tickets. Can’t come to the event, but still want to participate? Purchase your Avalanche prize drawing ticket Purchase tickets online.

Ski Plano guests will have the opportunity to bid on these and more luxury items during the live auction at the January 30 event.

Lexus Super Model Sampler ~ Drive a different Lexus every month of the year. (Value: Priceless) Donated by Park Place Lexus
Willow Bend Shopping Extravaganza ~ $3,000 gift card, limousine transportation and lunch for 4 at Mariposa. (Value: $3,500) Donated by The Shops at Willow Bend
Central Market Gourmet Dinner ~ CM's Executive Chef will prepare dinner for 10 guests in your home. (Value: $1,500) Donated by Central Market
New York City Amazing Long Weekend ~ includes Broadway tickets for two, dining for two, three nights hotel and airfare for two. (Value: $6,500)
Napa Wine Country VIP Insiders Tour of Napa's Favorites ~ includes private guided insiders’ tour and tasting for two at three wineries, three-night stay at a vineyard guest house and airfare for two. (Value: Priceless)
Not So Extreme Home Makeover ~ includes a room makeover, organizational consultant services and master landscape design. (Value: $5,520) Donated by: Container Store, Elliott’s Hardware, Organizational Consultant Lisa Nelson and Keane Landscaping
Tip Top Wilderness Lodge on Sanford Lake Fishing Trip ~ includes four nights for two at the lodge located 40 miles north of Atikokan Ontario, Canada — the only fishing resort within 1,000 square miles. (Value: $6,000)
Top Gun Flight Experience ~ once in a lifetime ride in a restored Russian Fighter Jet. (Value: Priceless)
Dine Around Town ~ Enjoy dinner throughout the year at some of the area's finest restaurants! Top it off with dinner for 10 at the Chef's table at Roy's Hawaiian Restaurant. (Value: $2310) Donated by Roy's Hawaiian Restaurant, Sambuca 360, Ruth’s Chris, Steve Fields, Bonnie Ruths, Maguires, Maximo, Kenny's Woodfire Grill, Kenny's Burger Joint
Michele Watch ~ Art deco influenced timepiece with 108 diamonds and mother-of-pearl face with a stainless steel bracelet. (Value: $1545) Donated by Fossil Watch
Maggiano's Wine Dinner for 10 ~ Four Course dinner for 10 with wine pairings prepared by Maggiano's Executive Chef..(Value: Priceless) Donated by Maggiano's
In addition to the live auction the evening will feature a fabulous silent auction and Big Board with items that include travel, golf and special events. If you would like to donate an item to the silent auction to help support Plano ISD students and teachers, follow this link to the donation form.
Ski Plano 2010 Sponsors
Aspen Sponsor ~ Gay, McCall, Isaacks, Gordon & Roberts - A Professional Corporation
Vail Sponsors ~ Abernathy, Roeder, Boyd & Joplin, P.C., Attorneys at Law; Capital One; Ebby Halliday REALTORS; Innovative Solutions for Education, Pogue Construction, SHW Group; Verizon; Texas InstrumentsPark City Sponsors ~ Fulbright & Jaworski, L.L.P.; GCA Services Group of Texas, L.P.; M&A Technology; Patton Boggs, L.L.P.; Meadows, Collier, Reed, Cousins & Blau, L.L.P.;, Medical Center of Plano; Napco; VLK Architects, Inc.; WRA Architects Inc.
View Complete Sponsor List

Where the Money Goes

Plano ISD Education Foundation’s mission is to help all students in Plano public schools achieve their full potential by providing financial support for educators and programs. The Foundation’s goal is to help fill the funding gap to continue providing academic excellence.
Each year the Foundation gifts approximately $1 million to Plano ISD to support district-wide programs that make a difference, such as:
grants to teachers and schools to enhance the instruction of our students.
funding pilot programs that hold the promise of bridging student achievement gaps and ensuring all students are college-ready.
supporting initiatives that recruit, retain and recognize the very best educators.
funding programs that enhance the math and science curriculum and other programs.
700 scholarships for 5th grade science camp.
For more information about "Ski Plano", contact the Plano ISD Education Foundation:
Ski Plano Web Site
E-mail - foundation@pisd.edu
Phone - (469) 752-8272

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