Dinner Sponsor

Souvenir Sponsor

Cocktail Sponsor

Technology Sponsor

Auction Paddle Sponsor

Roulette Sponsor

Blackjack Sponsor

Craps Sponsor

The UCAC Scholarship Auction, an annual tradition, dates back to the 70s. UCAC members, friends and family gather for what has become the highlight of the year – and an excellent opportunity for everyone to contribute to the mission of supporting students and workforce development.

Vegas, Baby!

This year’s Scholarship Auction will have a Vegas theme with craps, roulette and blackjack tables provided by James Daniel.  Trained pros will be on hand to work the tables and provide instruction for anyone who needs it.  DJ and Auctioneer Sean “Big Daddy” will keep the party going with music from the Rat Pack and the golden age of Vegas.

UCAC’s President, David Duff, has made it his mission to revamp the Scholarship Program during his two-year term with a focus on assisting students interested in careers in the trades. Thanks to the support of UCAC members and friends, the group was able to award over $16,000 in scholarships in July 2022.

 

The Scholarship Auction is an amazing event with top tier entertainment, a Silent Auction, a Live Auction, fun raffles, an abundant buffet, signature drink and always surprises. Many UCAC members invite their entire teams and their significant others to this event. All attendees will be treated to an amazing dinner, two drinks and $200 in “funny money” to use at the casino tables.  UCAC has partnered with Handbid to allow electronic bidding, checkout, outbid notifications and more.  We will be posting more information about this new system soon.

 

You don’t want to miss this one!

Sponsorship Packages

Dinner Sponsor$2,500
-SOLD OUT-

Exclusive Opportunity! Our dinner sponsor gets top billing on all Auction marketing including emails, website, PowerPoint presentation, Handbid app, signage at the event and social media posts. Your company will be recognized from the stage during the event and you will receive prime seating.

Souvenir Sponsor$1,750
-SOLD OUT-

Our Souvenir Sponsor will receive top billing on all Auction marketing including website, social media, emails, signage at the event, the Handbid app and PowerPoint. Your company logo, along with the UCAC 50th Anniversary logo, will be printed in double old fashioned glasses which will be distributed to all Auction guests and we will recognize your contribution from the stage during the event. You will receive extra souvenirs to share with your team and friends as well.

Cocktail Sponsor$1,500
-SOLD OUT-

Exclusive Opportunity! Our Cocktail Sponsor will be recognized as the sponsor of the two drink tokens distributed to each Auction guest and will be recognized on all Auction marketing including website, email, PowerPoint and social media posts, Handbid app and on signage at the event. An Auction Signature Drink will be created and named after you or your company with signage promoting your special drink at the bar.

Technology Sponsor$1,250
-SOLD OUT-

Exclusive Opportunity! UCAC is partnering with Handbid to allow digital bidding on all silent auction items via cell phone prior to and during the event. Our Technology Sponsor will receive recognition on all event marketing including website, emails, social marketing, signage at the event and from the podium plus special recognition on the auction platform.

Auction Paddle Sponsor
-SOLD OUT-

Exclusive Opportunity! Our Auction Paddle sponsor will receive recognition on all Auction marketing including website, emails and social media as well as on signage at the event and recognition on the Handbid app. All Auction Paddles will be branded with your company’s logo.

Roulette Sponsor$750
-SOLD OUT-

Auction guests will be wowed by amazing casino games and our game sponsors will get all the credit! Your company will be recognized as our Roulette Sponsor on all Auction marketing including website, emails, PowerPoint, social media, the Handbid app and on signage at the event. Signage at the Roulette Table will also recognize you as the Exclusive Roulette Sponsor.

Blackjack Sponsor $750
-SOLD OUT-

Auction guests will be wowed by amazing casino games and our game sponsors will get all the credit! Your company will be recognized as our Blackjack Sponsor on all Auction marketing including website, emails, PowerPoint, social media, the Handbid app and on signage at the event. Signage at the Blackjack Table will also recognize you as the Exclusive Blackjack Sponsor.

Craps Sponsor$750
-SOLD OUT-

Auction guests will be wowed by amazing casino games and our game sponsors will get all the credit! Your company will be recognized as our Craps Sponsor on all Auction marketing including website, emails, PowerPoint, social media, the Handbid app and on signage at the event. Signage at the Craps Table will also recognize you as the Exclusive Craps Sponsor.

Auction Item Sponsor$150 (100 Available)

By contributing through an Auction Item Sponsorship, you will help UCAC cover the cost of amazing Auction items. Your company will get full recognition for the item(s) purchased with your contribution. Auction Item Sponsorships are only on sale until October 21st. If you are looking to contribute an item you’ve already purchased, please email ed@ucac.pro. UCAC will make all decisions about which items will be in the auction and, in conjunction with the auctioneer, which will be in the live versus silent auctions.

Member Individual Ticket – Early Bird$125

Your registration includes dinner, two drink tokens, a logo double old fashioned glass and access to bid on any silent and live auction items as well as $200 in “funny money” for use at the casino tables. Must be a member in good standing of UCAC; non-members please use the “Non-Member” ticket. Early bird tickets must be purchased online and paid in full by September 30, 2022.

Non-Member Individual Ticket$150

Your registration includes dinner, two drink tokens, a logo double old fashioned glass and access to bid on any silent and live auction items and $200 in “funny money” for use at the casino tables.

Table for Ten$900

Your registration includes dinner, two drink tokens, a logo double old fashioned glass and access to bid on any silent and live auction items as well as $200 in “funny money” for use at the casino tables for all 10 guests.

Attendee Information

Venue

Saint Clements Castle
1931 Portland-Cobalt Road
Portland, CT 06480

The architectural design of Saint Clements began with the 16th century castles of Europe. Centuries later, a New York architect named Sidney Algernon Bell incorporated several interesting features in the manor house, which include the long balcony modeled after the Inn of William the Conqueror at Divers, France, and the Art Gallery which was modeled after the Great Hall of the Chateau of Langeais. The two Norman towers add a distinctive feature to the French Tudor entrance.

Schedule

Arrival/Check-In: 5:00 – 5:30
Silent Auction Open: 5:00 – 8:30
Cocktails and Entertainment: 5:30 – 6:30
6:30 – 7:30: Buffet Dinner
7:30: Entertainment & Live Auction with Auctioneer Sean “Big Daddy”

Dress

The dress for this event is dressy. Men typically wear suits, with or without ties and ladies often wear dresses. Think Vegas!

Bidding

All attendees receive an Auction Paddle upon arrival, with a unique number for the LIVE auction.  UCAC has partnered with Handbid to allow for electronic bidding and payments, outbid notifications and pre-event SILENT auction bidding.  More information will be posted soon.

Raffles

It is always a good idea to bring some cash as we will have some fun raffles. We will have a card reader on hand for this purpose if needed.

Included in Your Ticket

Buffet Dinner
Two Drink Tokens
$200 in Casino “Funny Money”