Highland Ranch Educational Foundation is inviting everyone to ‘Place their bets’ as they go “Off to the Races’ for their third annual Silent Auction Fundraiser. The Kentucky Derby-themed extravaganza will be held on Friday, April 19  at the Carmel Mountain Ranch Country Club from 6:30 – 10:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome for the dinner, live music, dancing and auction. Come and see if you can pick a winner amongst the auction items – Disneyland tickets, designer jewelry, a European cottage stay, summer camps and hotel packages are just a few of the items available. Tickets are $40 before March 15, after that they are $45.

The money raised at the event will go towards purchasing iPads for the school – bringing necessary, up-to-date technology into the classroom. For example, students will be able to access online supplemental curriculum, as well as educational apps.

Highland Ranch Elementary School, located in Carmel Mountain Ranch, established an Educational Foundation three years ago. The Foundation is dedicated to the children of Highland Ranch Elementary School, by providing additional financial support to enhance and improve the curriculum and educational opportunities for all students. Some examples of its support are the purchase of 36 new computers for the school computer lab, and providing a science lab and instructor for all grades.

For tickets, or further information, please contact Event Chair Sally Foster-Mortensen at sally@highlandrancheducationalfoundation.org or call her at (858) 333-2368 or visit the Foundation website at www.highlandrancheducationalfoundation.org.