Breakfast Optimist Club of Kalamazoo
Right Start Auction

What a great time was had by all at the 17th annual auction fundraiser to help children get off to a “Right Start” to their school year. Kids in Tune serenaded the arriving guests, 175 generous attendees, who opened their wallets or scanned their plastic to purchase auction items. The auction neted over $10,000.  The little red schoolhouse centerpieces yielded $248 in change, to fund the purchase of school supplies for the children identified by Family & Children Services. The Prize Board was sold out in 15 minutes.

Heartfelt thanks go out to committee members: Alma McCarty, Andrea Stork, Gene Kangas, Linda Ingersoll, Linda Thompson, Lynn Heckler, Michelle Oliva, Pat Weber, Kate Shane & Bob Balik. Chair of the committee, Cathy Balik, also thanks all the members who collected items for the auctions, sold and bought tickets, helped at the event and showcased what a great Optimist Club we are and how we all pull together to “bring out the best in kids.”


17th Annual Right Start Auction

Tuesday, July 12, at 6-9 pmBOCK-Auction-2016-ThankYou-2
at the Fetzer Center

The Breakfast Optimist Club of Kalamazoo (BOCK) is pleased to announce its 17th annual auction fundraiser to help children in our community have “The Right Start” as they enter school in the fall.

Breakfast Optimist Club of Kalamazoo (BOCK) is once again partnering with Family and Children Services to identify Kalamazoo area children we can help this year.  With the proceeds raised from the Auction we are able to provide the students with a backpack full of school supplies and a shopping trip to buy new school clothes they would not otherwise be able to afford.

The Breakfast Optimist Club of Kalamazoo is a local chapter of Optimist International. With your generous support last year BOCK was able to raise enough money to take 55 children back to school shopping and allow them to choose the needed clothes and school supplies to get their school year off to a Right Start.

Together, we can make a difference in the lives of children and get their new school year off to The Right Start!

Tickets) $25 with diner/auction
Raffle ticket only: $20
Grand prize raffle:$1,000 First Prize, 
$250 Second Prize$100 Third Prize

For tickets: Cathy Balik, The Right Start Committee Chair
269.372.4368 / [email protected]

Auctioneer: Dann Sysma of Improve Effects

Partnering with Family & Children Services.