'Night at the Races' to fund BVHS scholarships

A Night at the Races will help raise scholarship funds for some deserving Bay High School seniors at the Bay Village PTA Council scholarship auction and dinner on Saturday, Nov. 14, 6-10 p.m. at the Copper Cup. All proceeds from the 28th annual fundraiser go toward scholarships for recipients who plan to pursue a post-secondary major focusing on education or protecting the welfare of children.

“A byproduct of the scholarship is that perhaps we can encourage students to take on careers that help future generations in a meaningful way,” says Julie Lowry, co-chair of the event, which is one of the larger fundraisers in Bay Village for a couple of reasons. The dynamic and rewarding night out supports local students; and the outcome produces generous scholarships that defray the cost of college education.

Last year, the Bay Village Council of PTAs raised $10,000 and awarded seven scholarships to Bay High School seniors. Lowry expects a successful event this year, with 100 tickets available. The Night at the Races theme complements a silent auction, featuring up to 75 baskets guests can bid on and win. At the same time, horse betting and 50/50 raffles will enrich the scholarship pot and add to the evening’s excitement.

“It will be a lively night that helps Bay students pursue their career goals,” Lowry says, relating how the event's proceeds “pay it forward” to students pursuing careers that will give back to the community.

For information or to purchase tickets, visit baypta.eventbrite.com or contact Julie Lowry at jlowry2008@gmail.com.

Kristen Hampshire

Hampshire is a freelance writer and author based in Bay Village, Ohio.

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Volume 7, Issue 21, Posted 10:09 AM, 11.03.2015