The Junior League of Omaha hosted its eighth annual Big Red Block Party fundraiser on Nov. 11, 2017. The event celebrated philanthropy with an early afternoon full of Husker football, tailgating games, beverages, raffle prizes and silent auction packages. This year the annual event filled the Scott Conference Center with roughly 143 attendees.
It goes without saying that Big Red Block Party has become a fall favorite and this year proved to be no different. Big Red Block Party featured its own Snapchat filter for guests to take a fun photo for social media, as well as a fun new GIF photo booth. Event goers had a fun time playing with props and creating their very own GIFs to share with family, friends and other Husker fans!
But let’s not forget about Tailgating Olympics! This year had its very first Tailgating Olympics, where each team could enter and compete to win the ‘Complete Tailgating Package.’ Games included everything from ladder golf, to corn hole, and even giant Jenga was in the mix.
“This year’s Big Red Block Party was so much fun! The tailgate theme was cool, since it added lots of energetic yard game competitions to keep everyone entertained. A lot of us thought the silent auction items were the best we’d seen and we all had a great time bidding on multiple entries,” Active Member Katie Johnson said.
Even though it’s a day full of cheering on your favorite team and spending time with friends, it is also a fun way to raise money for a great organization at the same time. Community donations also contribute to the success of this event each year. The Big Red Block Party had 15 event sponsors who supported through venue, food, drink, décor auction and raffle donations. The event in total had 90 silent auction packages and three raffle prizes. The event’s estimated total revenue will be around $20,680.
Despite the Husker loss to Minnesota, those in attendance were still pleased with an afternoon filled with delicious food, friends, football and fundraising! GBR!
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BIG RED BLOCK PARTY BY THE NUMBERS:
- Number of raffle prizes: 3
- Number of auction items: 90 silent auction packages
- Number of raffle tickets sold: 232
- Total estimated revenue: $20,680