Granite Bay, Calif.– The Eureka Schools Foundation announced today it is hosting an online auction event at www.esfauction.com that will offer one-of-a-kind items along with an assortment of school graduation packages, “Tahoe get-a-way,” and other notable items that will directly benefit the students within the Eureka Union School District. The online bidding kicks off on Monday, October 20th at noon and closes at 9:00p.m. on Wednesday, October 29th. “The Eureka Schools Foundation is excited to host our annual online auction that not only offers extraordinary items up for bid, but will ultimately benefit the students within our community,” said Judi Gavia, president of the Eureka Schools Foundation. SOME OF THE ITEMS TO CHOOSE @WWW.ESFAUCTION.COM: · Dozens of priceless art pieces created by the children of the EUSD · Lake Tahoe condo during Thanksgiving week · Front-row Graduation packages, including parking spots · Multiple kid-friendly birthday party packages · Complete set of orthodontic braces from a local dentist · Custom garage and bedroom closet storage units · Bobby Jackson autographed sneakers · And much, much, more! Shopping at www.esfauction.com is certainly not limited to just Granite Bay and Roseville families. Grandparents, aunts, uncles, friends and families who have access to the Internet can also join in the bidding and shopping fun! Bidders can pre-register online from October 18th thru October 20th to enter into a drawing to win a $200 gift certificate to Dominick’s Italian Market & Deli in Granite Bay. There will also be an online raffle which will run from Oct 20-24th. You can purchase tickets online ($5 for 1 Ticket, $10 for 3 Tickets) for a chance to win a boy’s bike, a girl’s bike or an IPOD Touch. Winners for the three prizes will be drawn later on Friday, Oct 24th. Winners will be posted online. The Eureka Schools Foundation is also hosting its 16th annual gala event on Saturday, November 1st at the Granite Bay Golf Club which has already sold out! This annual fall event kicks off ESF’s fundraising season where the money raised goes right back into the schools and supports enrichment programs such as, elementary and junior high school band/music, science, technology for teaching, athletics, computer labs and library programs. ESF exists to support superior education across to all the students within our district in these ways: • ESF raises and equitably distributes donation resources from our community partners – parents, businesses and neighbors - to the Eureka Union School District. • ESF informs and involves our community partners about our school district, its challenges, and opportunities to preserve and improve our children’s educational experience. “We’ve been pleasantly overwhelmed with the generosity and time commitments of all the volunteers these fundraising events have inspired to become involved with the Eureka Schools Foundation,” said Julie Guerrero, executive director of the Eureka Schools Foundation. “Events such as these also wouldn’t be possible without the charitable contributions of our local business partners and corporate affiliates.” About the Eureka Schools Foundation The Eureka Schools Foundation (ESF) is a non-profit, public-benefit foundation which supports every student in the Eureka Union School District. Founded more than 15 years ago by community parents and community members, ESF has served to bridge the gap in unpredictable and often insufficient funding from our state government. ESF preserves and improves programs and resources that are essential building-blocks to our kids’ education and their future. For more information, please visit www.eurekaschoolsfoundation.org.