The past year has created many challenges for schools. At Bay Ridge Catholic numerous social events had to be cancelled, or greatly modified, because of the Covid-19 Pandemic. As a result, the Committee members of the Bay Ridge Catholic Academy’s largest fundraiser (Ladies’ Night) knew that they would have to think creatively to plan a 2021 fundraiser that met health and safety requirements while ensuring an event that would be fun and safe for all – and so Courtyard Cocktails was born! The June 5th gathering had something for everyone – including live entertainment, 50/50s, a super-sized basket of cheer, and even a cigar bar. And of course, there were the greatly anticipated array of gift baskets.
“Super” gift baskets included: Yankees tickets, spa days, an Apple Watch, Apple Air Pods and Staub cookware. “Grand” prizes included a Dyson Hair Dryer, designer wallets, bags & accessories, an espresso machine, Sonos Speakers, and a Yeti Cooler and Cups along with Beach Chairs. If this wasn’t enough there were “Luxury” prizes such as Mets tickets, a Dyson Vacuum and tickets for a Suite at a Madison Square Garden Concert Event – simply outstanding!
Congratulations and many thanks to the intrepid 2021 Courtyard Cocktails Committee: Vanessa Palmese, Michaela Cassidy, Deborah Fadel and the large, cheerful band of volunteers who worked seamlessly to put together such a wonderfully successful fundraising event for the benefit of the educational programs and children at Bay Ridge Catholic. We can’t wait for next year!
All the best,
The St. Anselm Publicity Committee