Details for Our Pasta Dinner Fundraiser

We are gearing up for our 6th Annual Pasta Dinner fundraiser, and we wanted to share a bunch of details to make this a success.

This year our dinner will be on Friday, February 12, 2016 from 5:30-8:30 pm. It’s being held during the Bradley/Darby basketball games, so we are hoping it will be bigger than ever! The dinner is sponsored by Carrabba’s Italian Grill; tickets are $10 per person and will include pasta with meat sauce or marinara, salad, bread, dessert, and a drink. Coach Gilkerson will divide up the tickets that need to be sold and send them home with the boys early in the new year.

During the dinner we also hold a silent auction, where we create baskets/gifts out of donated gift cards (restaurants, movies, entertainment, shopping), products, services, events, etc. This is where we really need your help. We would like each family to donate a gift card or a product/service. If you own your own business or know someone who does, and wish to donate something from there, that is also welcome! You may also donate money for us to purchase items for the baskets. We will let you know the deadline for these items as soon as we can, but please go ahead and start searching for things.

Finally, this event could not be possible without volunteers! We need several people for a variety of things, and they will be divided into shifts so volunteers can still enjoy dinner with their family. Below are the areas we need volunteers, the number we need for each area, and the shifts available. Please email Nikki Barren ( with any interest. Coach Gilkerson will also assign all of the boys times they are to be there to help out.

Help set up all dinner tables, meal tables, silent auction tables, and decorations. Arrival time 3:00.
– 3 volunteers

– 6 volunteers
– 2 volunteers to sell at JV basketball game
– 4 volunteers to sell at Varsity basketball game

To help serve pasta, sauce, salad for dinner, and To Go meals.
– To Go – 4 volunteers – 2 per shift; shifts are 5:30-7:00 and 7:00-8:30
– Meal – 6 volunteers – 3 per shift; shifts are 5:30-7:00 and 7:00-8:30

Needed to bring out more food as needed from cafeteria warmers to the serving area.
– 2 volunteers – 1 per shift; shifts are 5:30-7:00 and 7:00-8:30

Make sure people understand the process, have seating, help boys spot areas that need cleaned up quickly, etc.
– 4 volunteers – 2 per shift; shifts are 5:30-7:00 and 7:00-8:30

Boys will also be assigned to bring either water, soda or desserts and these will be given out after break as well.

Again, we just wanted to get these details out there so everyone has an idea of what is involved. This is a great event and it really is a lot of fun! The boys will bring home a certain number of tickets they need to try to sell for $10 per person. Please take some time to consider donations for the event and what you may want to volunteer for.

You can also download this Pasta Dinner Donation Letter which you can use if you go out to area businesses to ask for a donation.

If you have any questions, please contact Nikki Barren (614-314-1320, or Amy Kramb (614-315-1786).