41st Annual Heelan Auction is June

Tailgate for Heelan is Auction Theme June 9
Posted on 04/05/2021
The Heelan Auction “Tailgate for Heelan,” will be held Wednesday, June 9 at 5 p.m. at the O’Gorman Fieldhouse and the new Crusader Courtyard at Bishop Heelan High School. The major fundraiser has been moved to June to give supporters more time for vaccinations.

Dinner will be served from tailgate tents honoring Iowa, Iowa State, Nebraska, Heelan, Notre Dame and other schools. Plans call for an outdoor area to be located on a spacious new terrace, under construction next to the fieldhouse. The gift and guest tables, tents and game areas will be placed outside and inside, depending on the weather.

“We know that many missed sports and tailgates this past year, so it’s the perfect time to celebrate our school successes and the decline of the pandemic,” says Dr. John Flanery, BHCS president. “It’s also a great opportunity to applaud our dedicated faculty who continued to teach our students in person during a pandemic this school year.”

Guests are encouraged to wear their favorite team’s colors or logo wear.

The goal for the Heelan Auction — the only annual fundraising event to support Heelan High and four Catholic elementary schools  is $375,000. The Fund-A-Cause project will be refurbishing the Heelan Weight Room available to middle school and high school students. 

Last year’s auction was rescheduled to late June as a virtual event and an outdoor party at Memorial Field when Covid cases were minimal. It raised over $340,000, supported by a PRIDE blitz of donations from alumni around the country. 

The Tailgate for Heelan Auction Chair Couples and the schools they represent are: Jon and Liz Determan, Rick and Becca Feauto, Jerad and Peggy Higman, Greg and Laura Topf. They represent Bishop Heelan High School, Holy Cross School, Sacred Heart School and Mater Dei School.

This year’s event, Heelan’s 41st annual fundraiser, will feature an awards program and live streaming during a portion of the evening. Learn more at bidpal.net/HeelanAuction.
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