Heelan Auction Exceeds Goal

Heelan Masters Raises $372,000 for Catholic schools
Posted on 04/23/2019
Thank you to all parents, alumni, teachers, businesses and friends who supported the "Heelan Masters," our 2019 Heelan Auction, and raised nearly $372,000 for our schools. The tally for the April 6 event at the Sioux City Convention Center came in well above the fundraising goal of $360,000. 

A lively Heads or Tails game to win a vacation home for a week in Mexico, putting for gift cards and wine and the energetic Live Auction were evening highlights. Top gifts in the Live Auction turned out to be tickets to a Notre Dame vs Navy game, vacation homes and trip in the British Virgin Islands on Wildcat Willie. 

"Guests loved wearing casual attire tying into the golf theme and everyone told us they had a great time," said Nick Hegarty, an auction chair with his wife, Amber who organized the putting for wine game.

Other chairs were Ben and Sarah Murray Uhl, Gina and Dave Jensen and Terri and Dr. Craig Block. They worked on the Auction with dozens of volunteers who helped recruit gifts, enter info into the mobile bidding bidpal website and decorated the venue. Some 20 student volunteers helped sign in guests, sell raffle tickets, run putting games and help with Fund a Cause.

The event was the 40th annual fundraiser organized to benefit Catholic schools in Sioux City. It was first started in 1979 as the Friends of Heelan Ball and expanded when Catholic Schools united under the Heelan name.
"The decor, gifts, donor support and fun themes make the Heelan Auction the premier fundraiser in our tri-state area," said John Flanery, BHCS president. "This 40th annual fundraiser was another successful event thanks to the commitment and support of our Heelan family. We are truly blessed."