(LYNNWOOD, WA) The Lynnwood Convention Center is proud to announce that the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Snohomish County will be returning to the Lynnwood Convention Center Saturday, September 29th for the Big Brothers Big Sisters Banquet and Auction
In its 25th year, the annual Dream Builders auction will feature live and silent auctions and a gourmet dinner.
As the nation’s largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring network, Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers (“Bigs”) and children (“Littles”), ages 6 through 18, in communities across the country. They develop positive relationships that have a direct and lasting effect on the lives of young people.
Special Events Coordinator for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Snohomish County, Mark Johnson said that the auction’s main purpose is to generate funds to support the relationships between Bigs and Littles.
“It costs almost $1,000 for every match we make,” Johnson said, who added that they hope to raise enough money to support 100 matches. “It’s all about supporting the children.”
Currently, they have a long waiting list of young boys needing mentors in Snohomish County.
“We definitely need men that are willing to be matches to boys,” Johnson said.
The auction will feature several trips including ones to Cabo San Lucas, Kauai and the Oregon Coast. There is also a 1-day pass to the Indian Wells Tennis Tournament in California.
There are also assorted gift certificates to local businesses, hotels and restaurants – or what Johnson calls, a “night out for parents.”
“These are extremely popular items for parents, especially if they have kids and want a night out,” he said.
Other high-ticket auction items include a diamond necklace and specialty catered dinners.
Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and there will be an after party with a live band performance by DaCoda Dacoda.
Tickets aRe $100 per person, which can be purchased in advance or at the door on a first-come, first-served basis.
About Lynnwood Convention Center
Opened in 2005 in Lynnwood, Washington, the Lynnwood Convention Center is situated in the heart of Washington's aerospace, high tech and bio-med corridor. Conveniently located near I-5, I-405 and Hwy 99, the Center offers individualized meeting spaces with full onsite audiovisual and electrical support, and first class, 5-star resort quality in-house catering. The facility has adopted green/sustainable initiatives that include composting, an extensive recycling program, and transitioning to the use of all green chemicals. For more information, visitwww.lynnwoodcc.com.
Events at the Lynnwood Convention Center generate an estimated $17 million in annual economic impact.
Frontier is the official Wi-Fi partner and Media Lounge sponsor of the Lynnwood Convention Center.
About Lynnwood Public Facilities District
Formed in 1999, the Lynnwood Public Facilities District is governed by a Board of five members appointed by the Lynnwood City Council. The District retains SMG to manage the facility.
Since 1977, SMG has provided management services to over 220 public assembly facilities including arenas, stadiums, theatres and performing arts centers, equestrian facilities, convention, congress and exhibition centers, science centers and a variety of other venues. Across the globe, SMG manages more than 12 million square feet (1.1 million square meters) of exhibition space and over 1.5 million arena and theatre seats. As the recognized global industry leader, SMG provides venue management, sales, marketing, event booking and programming, construction and design consulting, and pre-opening services. SMG also offers food and beverage operations through its concessions and catering company SAVOR, currently serving more than 100 accounts worldwide. For more information, visit www.smgworld.com.