Love actually. Give Virtually.
“The Bash” has been a part of our community since 1988 and it’s taken several forms over its 32-year history while raising over $850,000 for our Outreach Ministries. The evolution of the Bash continues this year when we’ll bring this important parish-favorite event to the comfort of your home!
100% of the proceeds from the Bash go to outreach and they are a primary source of funding the outreach budget for 2021. And while this year’s event will be virtual, the impact can be just as great with your help! Our parish support focuses on partner ministries who serve in our four main focus areas – Hunger, Housing, Youth, and Seniors. The people served by these partners are predicted to be some of the hardest hit in the coming months as we experience an unparalleled hunger and housing crisis. Helping our neighbors is more necessary than ever.
Bash 2020 Details
Our team is working hard to make this years At-Home Edition of the Bash just as fun and exciting as the in-person version! We have returning favorites that will go virtual as well as several firsts for the event.
Monday, September 28 – Online Auction Opens
Our first-ever online silent auction goes live on Monday, September 28th at 9:00 AM! We have a wide variety of amazing items to bid on this year. We’re also taking our popular Wine Pull Game virtual this year and you’ll be able to buy tickets for the game through the online auction site.
PREVIEW AUCTION ITEMS NOW! Visit the Bash 2020 Auction Site here
Saturday, October 3 – Live Event & Online Auction Close
We’re excited to host a Live Event the night of Saturday, October 3rd. We’ll have a fun-filled evening featuring
- 6:15 PM VIRTUAL MIXER
The Bash has always provided a great opportunity for us to raise money for good and be together as a community. While we can’t be in person, we’ll be using breakout rooms on ZOOM to give you an opportunity to socialize in small groups prior to the start of the large group Live Program.
- 7:00 PM LIVE PROGRAM
We’re excited about what’s in store during our Live Program! You’ll learn more about our outreach partners, have the chance to bid on amazing Live Auction items all while you sip and dine from the comfort of your home. We’ll also have door prizes and virtual bingo calling throughout the program so stay tuned for your chance to win!
- 9:00 PM ONLINE AUCTION CLOSE
Our Online Auction will close at 9:00 PM but don’t worry, we’ll give you updates on the bidding during the live event and you can check your bids online throughout the evening!
REGISTRATION IS FREE!
No tickets are required! If you’d like to help us get the event off right, please consider making a donation in the amount you would’ve spent on tickets. Remember, every dollar we raise means another dollar is available to support our outreach ministries.
Select Bash 2020 Donation in the TO: field to make your donation.
BASH AUCTION FAQs
Do I have to create an account to view or bid on auction items?
Yes and No. You may view auction items without creating an account. An account is needed to bid on Auction Items or purchase to “Buy It Now” item (such as tickets for the Wine Pulls). You may also find it helpful to use features of the site like creating a “watchlist” of items you are interested in. These types of features require a login.
BIDDING, PURCHASING & DONATING
What is the difference between an Exact Bid vs. a Proxy Bid?
When bidding on an item, you have two choices – Exact Bid or Proxy Bid. An exact bid is an amount you want the item’s current selling price to immediately jump to. A proxy bid allows you to enter the maximum amount you’re willing to spend with the goal of winning the item at the lowest possible price. The system will bid for you, up to your maximum proxy bid amount, as additional bids are entered on the item by other bidders.
Is there a mobile app to download or a text bidding feature?
No. However, the site is completely mobile friendly for all auctions without the headache of installing an application. Simply view an auction on your device (phone, tablet, etc) using any browser and you’ll automatically experience the mobile-friendly version. Participating in an auction is easy, even while on the go! With our mobile-friendly design, timely email notifications, and Watchlist feature, it’s easy to enter bids and stay on top of the action, no matter where you are.
Can I be notified when bids are entered on an item I’m interested in?
To be notified of all bidding activity on an item, add the item to your “Watchlist” by clicking the heart on the item so it turns pink. You can view the items which are in your Watchlist by clicking the heart button on the auction bar (next to the Search box).
How will I know if I’ve won an item I’ve bid on?
At the conclusion of the auction, if you’ve won an item you will receive a notification at the email address you specified when creating your account.
What payment methods are available for auction items and donations?
Our online auction is set up to accept credit cards, debit cards, and PayPal accounts. These payments will process through PayPal. Paying by check: If you do not wish to use electronic payment, you may write a check. At the close of the auction, contact Molly Reichard at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange payment by check.
When do I pay for items I’ve won or purchased?
At the conclusion of the auction, if you’ve won an item you will receive a notification at the email address you specified when creating your account. This notification will contain a link to your personal invoice page. Invoices display the items won, the winning bid amounts, the total amount due, and a payment button. You can then click on the button to pay with a credit card, debit card, or PayPal account. Buy It Now Items or Cash Donations: For “Buy It Now” items or cash donations made through the “Donate” feature in the auction site, you may choose to pay immediately, or you can wait until the auction has ended which allows you to pay for any auction items you’ve won, along with donations or “Buy It Now” items, at one time.