49er Gold Rush Auction

Your Stagecoach is ready, the west is calling, and it’s time to mine for this year’s auction, 49er Gold Rush”. This gold rush is set for Saturday, April 12th, 2014 at St. Thomas Aquinas High School, and we hope you can mine and dine with us.

Our horses are saddled, and our stagecoaches are packed with fun activities for you to enjoy while you support St. Thomas Aquinas, but we need you to lend a hand.  This vital fundraising event would not be successful without the generous contributions of businesses and friends like you.

Please consider helping our students by contributing something to add to the excitement of striking it rich.  Do you have an item that you could donate (jewelry, electronics, gift certificates, vacation homes, dinner, theater or sports tickets…)?  We are looking for any items that will tempt the miners and squatters at our auction.  There is a donation form enclosed.  If you’d like, we are happy to send a few panhandlers to pick up your item.

If you would prefer to make a monetary donation, please consider the following levels:

Padre’s Pal – $2500 and above              
Sheriff – $1000 – $2499                   
Gambler – $500 – $999
Miner – $200 – $499
Panhandler – $100 – $199
Squatter – $25  – $99


Jackpot Raffle

Take a chance with the St. Thomas Aquinas Jackpot Raffle to win $10,000!!! This is a fun and easy way to help St. Thomas and at the same time test your luck.

Tickets are only $25.

The 2013/2014 Jackpot Raffle was a huge success, selling over 1000 tickets!

Congratulations to Adams Hartong (STA Class of ’96), the 2013/2014 Jackpot Raffle winner.


For more information about the 49er Gold Rush Auction or the Jackpot Raffle, please contact Kathleen Vignos:

Kathleen Vignos
STA Annual Auction Chairwoman