St. Rita Fall Auction
Frequently Asked Questions

When, Where and What is the Fall Auction Party?
Swing for Spartan Green, the Fall Auction party, is on Saturday, October 13 from 7-10 pm at Topgolf Dallas, 8787 Park Ln.  There is an official pre-party that starts at 6:30 – but see the Pre-Party FAQ below for those details.
What happens at the Auction party?
Collectively, we raise needed money for the school (This is the Parents Club’s biggest fundraiser of the year.)
YOU have a lot of fun with your friends and your future friends.  This is a big, fun night for the community that you don’t want to miss!More specifically, we have rented out the 2nd floor of Topgolf.  In addition to basic Topgolf play, there will special games and prizes, like hole-in-one, beat the pro, etc.  Drinks will be served. (Please drink responsibly.)  The buffet will be open.  (Feel free to eat irresponsibly.)     We will help raise money for the school by bidding on AMAZING trips, events, packages and opportunities, big and small, at the live and silent auctions. 
Do I need to know anything about golf in order to participate in this event?
No.  You do not need to know how to golf to play at TopGolf.  It is like bowling for golf.  Each player in your group takes turns hitting the ball off of the 2nd story tee box.   You get points for where you end up hitting the ball.  (This is a FUN, no pressure event – and, if you completely whiff, just pretend like it was a practice swing.)
What time should I get there?
If you are going to the pre-party, arrive just before 6:30, so that you have time to check in and mix & mingle at the Priests and Principals soirée.  
If you are not going to the official pre-party, be there no later than 7.  You’ll want to be on time so that you have time to check in, eat, drink, mingle, check out/ bid on the silent auction, and have plenty of time to golf before the BIG LIVE AUCTION starts. 
Are there teams?
Yes, there can be teams.  Teams are encouraged!  By gathering a team and buying a bay, it will ensure your team is all together.   However, individual golfers will certainly have fun at their assigned bay!  Single ticket participants will be assigned to a bay on a first come, first serve basis.  Spectator tickets are not assigned to a bay.
Do we have to wear team outfits?
You do not have to wear team outfits….but you certainly can!  Many teams coordinated outfits, team shirts, and themes in years past, and we know the tradition will continue. There will probably be a mix of team outfits and casual attire.
Are there event sponsorship opportunities?
Yes!  This is a great venue for sponsorships!  In addition to ticket purchases, there are many other sponsorship opportunities that can provide great exposure for a business to our community.  These funds go directly to our bottom line which supports the school.  
For Sponsorships: Clare Graca  (claregraca@gmail.com)
For Tickets: Michelle Fischer (michelle.fischer@outlook.com),
or check out our homepage at muradauctions.net/strita
I have something I could donate to the auction.  Where can I do that?
You can donate an item on the auction website, type the description, upload a picture, and receive an email with a receipt.  Or, please contact:
Silent Auction Donations - Contact Abby Sikes (abigailw.sikes@gmail.com)
Live Auction Donations - Contact Kathryn Idoux (kkidoux@yahoo.com),
or see our homepage for all the details: muradauctions.net/strita 
What is the official pre-party, and how do I get invited?
The official pre-party is at Topgolf from 6:30-7:00pm.   Fr. Josh and Dr. Walsh will be there to enjoy hors d’oeuvres and drinks with you.  Tickets to this event come with the purchase of the Hole in One Golf Bay or some of the higher level, non-ticketed sponsorships available on the website.
How can we register to bid on items for the Live and Silent Auction?
We will have an electronic bidding system via a smart phone app.  At check in, you will be asked for a credit card.  This card will be linked to all auction related purchases for the evening.
How do I bid on items in the Silent Auction?
Our Silent Auction starts online on September 28.  You can bid there to start and at the event, you can also bid via the electronic bidding / smart phone app!  The Silent Auction will end on the night of the event (October 13), and items will be distributed at the event, or afterward if you are not present.
How do I bid on items in the Live Auction?
We will have a live auctioneer take us through the amazing Live Auction items and have an exciting time!  Details of how to bid in the live auction will be explained at the event and you can advance preview all of the auction items on the website beforehand, and in your program you receive the night of the event.  You will raise your paddle/program with your bidder # and we will have spotters circulating to ensure the auctioneer sees your bid.
I want to sign up to help on the day / evening of the event.  Where can I do that?
Thank you!  We are seeking many volunteers to put on this wonderful event. There are sign up spots available to help with many segments on The Volunteer Site (https://theschoolvolunteer.com/) or contact Christina Soderberg (christina.soderberg@utexas.edu

Ok, I want to go.  What type of ticket options are there? 

On the Green Golf Bay Sponsorship - $1050

You can get a group of six together and buy a regular Bay.  This is called an “On the Green Golf Bay Sponsorship”  $1050 per bay (the equivalent of six golfer tickets.)This 6 person package that guarantees you and your friends are together in your golf bay and can golf together during this year's event. Sponsorship includes:  
- Six event tickets for golfers.
- 3 hours of Topgolf with room for six active golfers
- Twelve beer or wine drink tickets (2/person)
- Six St. Rita signature cocktails (1/person)
- All-you-can-eat appetizers, dinner and dessert buffets.
 
Please note: each bay has a hitting area and a table with five seats.  The bay is intended to be used for six golfers, but reasonably it could fit a couple extra “spectators.”   There is a limited quantity of spectator tickets and they are purchased separately.  Please see additional FAQ about “spectators.”
Most often, one person purchases the bay, and the friends reimburse the purchaser via venmo, paypal, check or cash.
There are 30 bays, in addition to the 10 bays in the Audi Suite 

Hole in One Golf Bay Sponsorship - $2400
You can jazz it up and buy a bay in the more luxurious Audi Suite lounge.  This is the “Hole in One Golf Bay Sponsorship!”This 8 person, exclusive VIP package is the hit at this year's auction.   Sponsorship includes:  
- Access and setup in 1 bay in the exclusive Topgolf Audi Suite for 8 people assigned to your bay (6 golfers and 2 spectators)
- 3 hours of Topgolf with room for six active golfers
- 16 beer or wine drink tickets (2/person)
- 8 St. Rita signature cocktails (1/person)
-Private dinner buffet and bar exclusively for guests in the Audi Suite
- Eight tickets to the exclusive 'Priests & Principals' Pre-Party from 6:30 to 7pm, which includes appetizers and 1 additional Premium Bar Drink Ticket
- Onsite coaching from a Topgolf Golf Pro for all levels (beginner to pros)
- $30 toward a rideshare transportation on night of event
The cost is $2400 per Audi Suite bay.  There are only 10 Audi suite bays, and only a few remain available, so buy soon if you are interested.

Individual Golfer Ticket  - $175
Allows one person to participate as a golfer at this year's auction. This ticket includes:
- Three hours of Topgolf, preassigned to a shared bay with five other individual golfer ticket holders.
Note, the only way to select the players (other than a spouse) assigned to your golf bay is to purchase a golf bay as a team!  
- Two beer or wine drink tickets
- One St. Rita signature cocktail
- All-you-can-eat appetizers, dinner and dessert buffets

Spectator ticket - $75, or $100 after October 1st
In total, there are 50 spectator tickets available for purchase prior to Oct. 1, and an additional 25 available after October 1.
Spectator ticket holders do not play golf, but they can be the life of the party!
This ticket includes entry to the event plus:
- Two beer or wine drink tickets
- One St. Rita signature cocktail
- All-you-can-eat appetizers, dinner and dessert buffets

We can’t wait to see you at the auction party!