NCP Snowflake Basket Auction

Niagara Cerebral Palsy (NCP) is gearing up for its second event of 2015: its sixth annual Snowflake Basket Auction, March 20th, from 4 PM to 8 PM and March 21st, from 12 PM to 5 PM at the Niagara Falls Elk’s Lodge, 1805 Fashion Outlet Blvd., Niagara Falls, NY 14304.

Attendance to the event is free, and all proceeds go directly to NCP’s programs and services, which help more than 2,500 individuals each year.  In the past, funds raised have been used to purchase teaching materials, therapeutic equipment including swings, sensory chairs and rooms for the educational, clinical, and vocational program, and much needed upgrades to NCP’s group homes.  “Niagara Cerebral Palsy changes thousands of people’s lives for the better each and every year,” said Executive Director Jeff Paterson, “With every ticket purchased for our basket auction, we’ll have more capacity to help people live to their fullest potential. So this auction is fun, with a purpose.”

This year’s auction features theme basket and silent auctions, as well as a big ticket raffle promoted with pre-event ticket sales.  This year’s big ticket item is a Playstation-4, with a second prize of $250 cash. Tickets are $5 or 3/$10, and can be purchased at the event, or by contacting Cheryl Seelbinder at (716) 297-0798 x134 or cseelbinder@niagaracp.org.

Raffle items include a GoPro camera, Disney Hopper passes, overnight hotel stays, a HP Stream 8, a Dooney & Bourke purse, and Buffalo Harbor cruises.  The Disney passes will be auctioned on eBay, with information and a link to the auction on NCP’s Facebook page and Web site.  In addition to the passes, the Disney favorite Frozen will be well represented at the event.
Attendees can also try their hand at winning gift certificates, merchandise, and baskets from the Bills, Sabres, Bandits, Niagara Wine Trail, Adam’s Mark Hotel, Trader Joe’s, Darcy McGee’s, Delta Sonic, Black & Blue Steak & Crab, Maid of the Mist, Wegmans, Buffalo Harbor Cruises, and lots more!  Winners need not be present to win, except for the silent auction.

Donations can be picked up or mailed to Niagara Cerebral Palsy, Attn: Basket Auction, 9812 Lockport Rd, Niagara Falls, NY 14304.Anyone interested in sponsoring or donating items for use in the auction can contact Seelbinder.

For more information about the Snowflake Basket Auction or NCP, contact Cheryl Seelbinder at 297-0798 x134 orcseelbinder@niagaracp.org or visit the NCP website at www.niagaracp.org.

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