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The Genesee Hill Auction is Back!!

This year we are offering our first ever hybrid auction event! This auction will be truly unique, as all of the live auction items will be available to both those who are in-person and remote. Also, the silent auction will be held online so anyone can participate. In-person tickets are limited, so are likely to sell out quickly! Get all the details below to be ready for tickets sales on Tuesday:

Auction theme: Seattle Glam…Come as you are

When: Saturday, March 12, 2022 6:00-9:30 pm

Where: Brockey Center at South Seattle College and Online

How: Ticket sales will begin on Tuesday, February 15th at 7 pm, via this link

Ticket prices:

In-Person: $85/person, $170/couple

Remote: We are asking each virtual participant to make a $25 suggested donation to help offset the cost of the broadcasting and software.

How do you participate?


  • We will be selling tickets up to 50% of the venue capacity (around 100 tickets available), 6 people per table. You can purchase 6 tickets together to reserve a whole table or individual/couple tickets to be placed at random.
  • There will be heavy appetizers and a Dessert Dash with no formal dinner.
  • The dessert dash is one of the highlights of the auction! If you are inspired to donate a purchased or homemade sweet treat to contribute to our excellent spread, we invite you to sign up here!
  • Proof of vaccination is required for all guests. Boosters and testing within 72 hours are strongly encouraged. Participants will need to upload a copy of their vaccination card in advance.
  • Masks requirements will follow state regulations.
  • Color-coded wristbands will be provided to indicate interaction comfort level.
  • The silent auction will be done online, prior to the event. A small amount of silent auction items may be held for the event and will still be available online as well.
  • Live auction will be held as normal with remote guests able to participate online.
  • Sadly there will be no dancing due to Covid restrictions, but we’ll have plenty of time to mingle.
  • And last, but not least, come ready to support Genesee Hill with a fun evening of food, drinks and bidding! 


  • Organize a watch party with your friends and family to tune in to the live broadcast and auction together, or participate on your own.
  • The silent auction will be done online, prior to the event. A small amount of silent auction items may be held for the event and will still be available online as well.
  • Live auction will be held in real time with remote participants bidding through app or website.
  • If you purchase a virtual participant ticket, you will receive an invitation on 3/12 with a link to join the event. Dress up and make it a fun evening your own way!

Silent Auction:

  • The silent auction will be held online, and anyone is welcome to participate in it, regardless of attendance at the auction.
  • The silent auction will go live on March 5.
  • To participate in the silent auction, register your information here. Everyone who has registered will receive an invite to participate in the silent auction.
  • This is the first year the silent auction items will be 100% online, so make sure to tell your friends and family about it since folks can participate from anywhere.

Start talking to your Genesee Hill friends about forming tables for the in-person event or plan a watch party with your pod to enjoy remotely. Either way, get excited to support our amazing school! The auction may look different this year, but it will still have the fun, exciting auction items, and community building that we all love!

ANNUAL AUCTION – Co-Hort Packages

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It’s time to raise the funds for our Cohort Auction Donations! The Cohort packages were a great success last year and brought in almost $11,000 at last year’s auction. This year we are doing the following packages:

K & 1st – Great Wolf Lodge – we buy 3 $360 gift cards and Great Wolf Lodge donates gift certificates for 3 one night stays in a family suite. Paypal GWL package..

2nd Grade – Ski Package – The Second Grade is putting together a very fun snow ski package. The more we raise the more fun we can put into this package!  Paypal Ski package.

3rd Grade – Wine Lot – There will be details about how you can donate a bottle of wine to this package. If you would like to donate money instead you can use this paypal link.

4th & 5th Grade – Holland America Cruise – This is our auction raffle prize again this year. We purchase a cruise at a discounted price of $1000 for a 7 day cruise to anywhere Holland America goes. Paypal Cruise Raffle.

Please contact your cohort leaders or Suzanne Shoemaker with questions.  Thank you everyone!

Schmitz Park Auction Raises $135,000!

Thank to all of you who were able to attend and/or donate to this year’s auction!  We raised approximately $135,000 (including MVG competition)! We are now at $215,000 raised for the year and need another $25,000 to meet our goal of $240,000. If you haven’t had a chance to give, please click on the following link to make your contribution to our amazing school:

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And the online auction is still underway…there are 65 Schmitz Park Mariner’s day tickets left for purchase, a few silent auction items – including P6’s “Seahawks 12s” collage and Ms. Bailey’s room 9, “Magic Fairy Garden” art projects. There are also 69 5th grade photo collages remaining! This is a great keepsake and every 5th grader will want this picture. Click to view more at the Online Auction

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And a big THANK YOU to this year’s auction co-chairs Pam Linxweiler, Jodi Bennett, Lorie Bennett and Robert Kelly for spearheading this year’s event.  And their entire crew of folks who went over and beyond setting up, securing items for the auction, overseeing the class art projects, selling raffle tickets, and much, much more including:

Silent Auction – Angie Kosnoski and Amy Boyer

Follow up Thank You’s – Amy Huey, Chris Estep, Christine Kraynek

Class photos – Gene Hsu and Lisa Wallace

Royal court and MVG – Lorie Bennett and Kelley O’Connor

Communications – Cheri Libby and Alice Thavis

Class Art Projects – Shelley Cowan, Tiea Hanson, Lori Kimball, Pam Linxweiler, Valarie Long, Jodi Bennett, Sarah Heitman and Don Poulsen

Teacher Experiences – Karen Kasameyer

Raise the Paddle – Joe Turcotte

Event Night Volunteers – Skylar and Alicia Pond, Eric Linxweiler, Denise Quarles and numerous volunteers from Northwest Strength and Performance

Event Set Up and Take Down – Jen Young, Alden Alvarado, Ali Kitchener, Brynne Burkhalter , Christine Grimes, Christine Kraynek, Heather Hsu, Kaycie Timmons, Kelley O’Connor, Genevieve Carlson, Kitty McMichael, Nicole Lyshol Wallace, Denise Quarles, Sarah Heitman , Tara Calvo, and Valancy Blackwell.

Only 50 Auction Tickets Left…


Bring it?  It’s already been brought! Beer garden, Cornhole tournament, Football toss, 50″ TV with NCAA Tourney games.

Support your favorite school, Schmitz Park Elementary, and pay homage to your favorite Pro or College Team. Dress in your favorite Hoops, Soccer, Baseball, Football, heck any sport garb.

Tailgate early as the Pre funk starts at 5pm in the Party Tent. Stay late for the ‘BIG DANCE’ with DJ ED. Great auction items including some incredible non-sport and sporting experiences – M’s Diamond Club, Sounders Box, ‘Once in a lifetime’ PGA Golf package.

Money raised goes to support your kids ….

Best of all the Class art projects are back. A group of volunteers have worked very hard. Get them while you can! You can buy yours HERE.

Class art projects are back, all created by your children check out Rm 14 and P6 art work:
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Support the Auction Dessert Dash


Looking for a way to contribute to the Auction?  Your donation of a dessert for a table of 10 can bring in hundreds of dollars during the Dessert Dash.  If you have a dessert that you love to create, we would appreciate your donation.  Maybe you have a family member with a signature dessert; ask them if they would be willing to bake something for your child’s school.  Non-bakers don’t fret!  It can be as easy as purchasing a cake from one of our fabulous local bakeries.

Please SIGN UP if you can help.  Thanks!

Auction Tickets Still Available

Invitation-ImageBUY your tickets to the event of the year, the Schmitz Park Team Spirit Auction on Saturday, March 21st!

RESERVED SEATINGAfter you’ve purchased your tickets, click on the “Return” button on the “Print Receipt” page and fill out the RSVP form. This form is how we collect seating requests, guest information.

Dining: Heavy appetizers, served buffet style, with assigned seating.
Dress: Wear your favorite team jersey, dress up as your favorite player, etc..
Time: Saturday, March 21, 2015 | 5:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Location: Brockey Conference Center | South Seattle Community College
6000 16th Ave SW | Seattle, WA 98106

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