Union Prep - Wild Karoo
Dear Parents and Friends of the School
ONLINE AUCTION: 7TH – 14TH SEPTEMBER 2018
Union Preparatory School’s annual fundraising initiative “The Wild Karoo Online Auction” takes place from 7th – 14th September 2018. The dedicated Online Auction website www.wildkaroo.co.za fully facilitates the process from registration through to auction closing. By making use of this technology Union Preparatory School is able to extend the auction nationally, and even internationally, which not only helps exceed our reach in terms of fundraising but also contributes towards the promotion of tourism in our district.
The Online Auction website is provided and customised for “The Wild Karoo” by the software systems provider Stockfair Online and utilises leading technology in this fi¬eld. The auction LOTS include but are not limited to items such as: accommodation packages; a variety of trophy and biltong hunting packages; art; collectors wine and products such as Mohair Blankets and bespoke leather furniture. All lots can be viewed as from the week prior to the auction opening.
The “The Wild Karoo Online Auction” initiative is extensively marketed through both traditional and new media. Primary focus is placed on social media which enables us to reach a greater audience through viral capabilities as well as offering maximum content to be driven. Teaser campaigns, Call-to-actions, usage instructions, LOT details etc are posted on the Union Schools and Old Unionite Pages from which they are further shared by influencer personalities and organisations.
Our appeal to your organisation is to consider sponsoring an accommodation/hunting/product package which would be auctioned as part of this initiative. All auction lots have a reserve amount, thus our sponsors costs can be covered if they so choose. Sponsors can determine the reserve amount and donate anything from 20%-100% of SOLD price to Union Preparatory School. Each LOT will receive a dedicated page on the Online Auction site. This page will contain The Sponsors Logo, photographs, contact details, package details and relevant links. Up to 15 images can be placed on this page which will be shown in a click through Slider format. The site also allows for video uploading.
GALA EVENT: 14TH SEPTEMBER 2018
This year we will be ending the online auction off with a Formal Gala event to be hosted in a beautiful Marque tent on the Union Prep School Field. This event promises to be a calendar highlight with spot prizes to be won and lucky draws on the evening. This will be a formal cocktail function with Wi-Fi bidding available until close of auction. With delicious cocktail eats and an elegant bar, this will be an event to remember. So dress up in your finest, and support your school. We will be requesting parents to volunteer to help closer to the time.
Thank you for taking the time to read this letter and please contact us via e-mail at email@example.com should you require any further information or would like to sponsor an auction LOT.
The Wild Karoo Team