SCEF’s Spring Fling Set For Saturday

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Saturday, March 3rd, represents the biggest night of the year for the San Carlos Education Foundation.  Spring Fling is set to kick off on Saturday evening at the San Mateo Event Center.  Last year’s event raised over $500,000 for San Carlos schools. Spring Fling involves a tremendous amount of generosity and volunteerism from the San Carlos community.


Each year, Spring Fling has a different theme.  This year, Endless Education, encourages guests to come ready to bid high and bid often in their best beachwear. Included in Spring Fling are hundreds of silent auction items which are up for bid before a sit-down dinner.  Upon the conclusion of dinner, Spring Fling continues with a spirited live auction, which is always entertaining.

Here are a just a few of the live auction items you may want to bid on:

Tesla Motors Fremont Tour & Ride in a Tesla

***MULTIPLE HIGHEST BIDDERS***Top FOUR (4) bidders will be treated to a private tour of the Tesla Motors Factory in Fremont on Saturday, April 28, 2012. The tour of this historical automotive factory includes visits to the various production areas including stamping, body welding, and final assembly. See how Tesla will produce the revolutionary Model S sedan from start to finish and follow up the tour with a ride in a Tesla (Roadster or Model S, will be determined by donor). Remember the experience with a Tesla T-shirt and goody bag. Tesla’s goal is to accelerate the world’s transition to electric mobility with a full range of increasingly affordable electric cars. Palo Alto, California-based Tesla designs and manufactures EVs and EV powertrain components. Tesla has delivered more than 2,000 Roadsters, the world’s first electric sports car, to customers worldwide. Model S, the first premium sedan to be built from the ground up as an electric vehicle, goes on the market in mid-2012. For more information, visit

TOWN Gourmet Wine Dinner for Sixteen

Description:  Time to party in Town’s private dining room, otherwise known as “The Board Room’’. SIXTEEN (16) of you will be able to feast on mammoth-sized, mouth watering steaks with this four course dinner paired with wines from California, Oregon and Washington. Loosen that belt and get ready to belly up to the table for some great stories at TOWN. A perfect package for company team building, birthday party or get together of old friends. Restrictions: Mutually agreeable date. Gratuity excluded. Sunday-Thursday only. Expires Mar 3, 2013.

Soar to a Legoland Adventure

Description:  Let their imaginations soar at Legoland California this summer! Your family of FOUR (4) will be flown in a private Eclipse 500 Twin Engine Jet from the San Carlos airport to Carlsbad, CA. Able to carry four passengers 1000 miles at 425 mph and climb to 41,000′ in a quiet pressurized cabin, this plane is small but capable; with many redundant systems including 3 air-data systems and 3 attitude-reference systems. Your Certified Commercial Pilot has been flying since 1998, has accumulated almost 1400 hrs and is instrument rated. In addition to flying family and friends, he has flown missions for Angel Flight, helping needy patients get from remote locations to hospitals. Once in Carlsbad, ground transportation is provided to Legoland, where your tickets for FOUR (4) into this amazing park await! Ride on the Duplo Kid Safari, Orange Rush and Joker Soaker, and any of the other 60 rides and shows. You can also shop at any of the Lego and Duplo stores, and eat at the Brick House or other Lego-inspired restaurants while you are there. Your day will be full of Legoland fun and your kids will be inspired to create some imaginative Lego models at home! Ground transportation back to the airport and your return flight to San Carlos aboard your private jet are included. Value of this package is over $4,000. Restrictions: Date must be mutually convenient for donor and winner. Package for 2 adults and 2 children maximum. Flight seat assignments at the pilot’s discretion. Expires Dec 31, 2012.

Once-in-a-Lifetime Washington DC Experience

Description:  This is your formal, engraved invitation for your group of up to FOUR (4) people to experience Washington DC like never before! You will stay for TWO (2) nights in the luxurious Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington DC. located in the heart of our nation’s Capitol. Start the experience with a VIP, insider’s tour of the West Wing in the White House and go places not normally available to the general public! Then, your group will sit down for lunch with U.S. Representative for California’s 12th congressional district, Jackie Speier, in the U.S. Capitol Member’s Dining Room, followed by a Capitol Tour by her or one of her staff members. Round out your first day in Washington DC with your tickets to a concert at Wolftrap, a beautiful outdoor amphitheater that features the best in pop, rock and classical artists. You might see the Steve Miller Band, National Symphony Orchestra or a Sound of Music Sing-Along. The next day, head straight for the Washington Monument, with your VIP no-wait tickets! You can follow that up with a 3-hour twilight tour of the beautiful national monuments, including Lincoln, Jefferson, WWII, FDR and many more in a Cadillac SUV with a driver. Dinner awaits at Clyde’s, a delicious family-friendly restaurant with locations in Georgetown and Gallery Place. That night, your group can enjoy “8th and I,” an evening parade and concert performance at the oldest Marine Corps Barracks in the USA. In your family’s honor, a flag will be flown over the U.S. Capitol and you will receive a certificate stating this event. This once-in-a-lifetime Washington DC experience will bring our nation’s history alive for your group, while creating memories which will last a lifetime! Restrictions: Expires Aug 6, 2012. Please book well in advance. Based on availability. Airfare not included. Reservations are required. Dates for some tours are limited and should be scheduled at times that are mutually convenient, for example, 8th and I performances are on Friday evenings only and Jackie Speier is not in DC every week. You may opt to stay longer in DC, at an additional cost.

Today Sotheby’s Realtor Bob Bredel = SOLD

Description:  Bob Bredel of Today Sotheby’s International Realty in downtown San Carlos is offering to sell the winning bidder’s home for a list commission of only $1. Any home on the peninsula between Burlingame and Mountain View will qualify, and there is no limit to the price of your home. If your home value is $1 million, this is a savings of $25,000 to $30,000 because most commissions to the selling agent are 2.5% to 3%. Bob Bredel will provide all marketing materials, MLS data and other customary realtor services. Bob is in the top 1% of all realtors in San Mateo County for 2008, 2009, 2010, founder of the San Carlos Treasure Hunters and author of the For more information, visit his website at Additionally, a home inspection (valued at $750) provided by Preferred Property Services, Inc. is included. Restrictions: Winning bidder must enter into an Exclusive Right to Sell Listing Agreement with Bob Bredel within two (2) years of Mar 3, 2012. Winning bidder may transfer this right to another person before Exclusive Right to Sell Listing Agreement is signed, but no later than Mar 1, 2013. The Exclusive Right to Sell Listing Agreement shall be for a period of not more than six (6) consecutive months. Winning bidder or recipient will pay 2.75% of the sales price to cover incidentals and the buyer’s broker compensation.

To be taken to the Spring Fling site where you can view all of the silent and live auction items, please click here.

I will look forward to seeing you on Saturday night!


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