Celebrate Booksin 2019

March 2, 2019 6pm
Uproar Brewing Company
439 South 1st Street, San Jose

$50 per person

Let’s get together as a Booksin community in recognition of all the things that make our school community such a great place to be while raising additional money for a technology refresh for Booksin.

We’ll have great beer & wine, excellent food, a DJ, dancing, a raffle, a live auction, and brewery tours. We hope you will join us!

Ticket sales closed Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at midnight.



Celebrate Booksin is an adults only evening to build community and raise funds to refresh the technology for our students. The event will be at Uproar Brewing Company in downtown San Jose. Uproar is an independent brewer and all their beers are made in house. In addition to their handcrafted beers, Uproar has an excellent selection of red & white wines.

The doors will open at 6. Once you check in, you are free to grab a drink and mingle. We’ll have a DJ and a professional auctioneer. We will have 4-5 appetizers out shortly after the doors open. Dinner food stations will be available after the auction.

Raffle: We will hold a raffle drawing at 7PM. The grand prize in the raffle is the “Golden Paddle,” which will have $1000 credit to use at the auction. 2 additional winners will be drawn, and each will get to take 7 of their friends with them to the VIP tables, where they will get champagne, free drinks, and the best seats in the house. Raffle tickets will be sold between 6-7PM. Tickets are $25 each or 5 for $100.

Auction: The live auction will feature about 8 items. Items include a weekend trip to Napa, a beer bike, a week in Hawaii, a movie night for 8, and more! All auction proceeds will go towards a technology refresh at Booksin to ensure our students have reliable iPads and laptops available for their daily use in the classroom.

Drinks: Each guest will receive 1 drink ticket when they check in at the event. Additional drink tickets will be available for $10 each or 5 for $50.

After the auction, we’ll have dinner food stations, and you can go on a tour of the brewery, grab some friends and head to the dance floor, or sit and socialize. We’ll also have a dessert spread put together by Booksin bakers.



BESCA is introducing a new event - Celebrate Booksin - in 2019. This event will be an adults only evening to build community and raise funds to refresh the technology our students use. We will hold a live auction with a professional charity auctioneer. We expect 150-200 parents & caregivers at the event, held at Uproar Brewery in downtown San Jose on Saturday, March 2.

We have several sponsorship opportunities to support the event and our goal of putting iPads and reliable laptops in the hands of our students. Your support of this event will help raise awareness of your business among a highly desirable target audience while also supporting a very worthwhile cause.

Your support of this event will help raise awareness of your business among a highly desirable target audience while also supporting a very worthwhile cause.  Our auctioneer will ensure your business receives professional promotion at the event.

Sponsorship sales closed Tuesday, Feb 26, 2019 at midnight. Please contact us for more information or to claim a sponsorship. Thank you in advance for your support!

Photobooth Sponsor - $1000 - SOLD OUT

This sponsorship will pay for the Photo Booth rental with your name/logo printed on every photo that is taken at the event. Quantity available: 1.

Golden Paddle Sponsor - $1000

We will be raffling off a “Golden Paddle” at Celebrate Booksin. The grand prize winner of the raffle will receive a $1000 credit to use at the auction and will have a unique, larger paddle to use for bidding at the event. Your company logo & name will be on the paddle, and our professional auctioneer will announce that the Golden Paddle has been sponsored by your company. All eyes will be on the Golden Paddle during the live auction. Quantity available: 1

Name a Beer Sponsor - $100

We have the exclusive use of Uproar Brewery for the event. You can name a beer after your company or get creative with your name. We will highlight these beers at the event along with their sponsors. Quantity available: 4

Back of Paddles Sponsor - $1000 - SOLD OUT

This sponsorship will pay for the printing of the auction paddles, with your logo clearly visible on the back of the paddle. You can put whatever information you want on the back of the paddles as long as it fits in the space. These will be professionally printed and handed out to all guests for the event. Quantity available: 1

Auction Donation - Varies

We are putting together a live auction that will have 6-8 items. We are looking for items that are really unique experiences or things that people would get excited about bidding on. Ideas include: Wine basket with 20+ bottles of wine rated in the Robert Parker 100; Date Night Basket with 12 gift certificates to local restaurants valued at $100 or more for each restaurant; Napa Getaway with hotel, wine tastings, and lunch gift card. Other ideas are welcome and donors will be highlighted during the live auction. We have a professional auctioneer to ensure your businesses are highlighted in the right ways.  Contact Us if you have an item you would like to include in the auction.

Custom Sponsorship - Varies

We are open to ideas on other ways you may want to sponsor the event. If you have additional ideas, please let us know! Contact Us with your ideas!



Check out our full 2019 Celebrate Booksin Auction Guide, featuring live auction items, raffle prizes, and Fun with Friends events.



Can I bring my kids?
No, this is an adults only event.

Will there be dinner or should I eat before I come?
We will have lots of food! We are offering appetizers and food stations throughout the evening, so please come hungry! We will not have a buffet or seated dinner, but there will plenty of pub style food available, and the food is excellent.

How do I get my tickets?
Tickets purchased online are considered e-tickets. When you arrive, we will verify your name on our list, and we will give you a paddle for the auction and your drink token.

Can I buy a ticket at the door?
No. We need to have a final headcount before the event so we can ensure we have enough food for everyone. You must purchase your ticket in advance.

Are there a limited number of tickets available?
Yes. We have the entire brewery to ourselves, so we can have up to 200 people.

What if I buy tickets but can’t make it?
All sales are final. We will not process refunds, but you are free to sell or give your tickets to other parents. If you give your tickets to someone else, please message Jennifer Maddox in Konstella with the name(s) of people that will use your tickets by Friday, March 1.

How will I purchase additional drinks?
Each ticket includes one drink (beer, wine, or soda). Additional drink tickets will be available for purchase at the event for $10 each or 5 for $50.

Are there alcohol options other than beer or wine?
No. Uproar does not have a full bar but there are several different beer and wine options.  

What should I wear to the event?
You are welcome to wear whatever you like to the event. If you feel like being festive and getting dressed up, feel free! If you prefer to keep it casual in jeans, that’s great, too! We want everyone in our community to feel welcome at the event, no matter your style.

What will there be to do at the event?
Socialize with friends and meet new friends in our Booksin community. Aside from the raffle & live auction, Uproar also has games, such as corn hole, that can be played inside the brewery. There will be a DJ and there is a dance floor. The owner of Uproar will be giving a tour of their brewing operation open to anyone interested. Additionally, Uproar displays some amazing local art you can view during the evening.

Where can I park?
We highly recommend taking Lyft or Uber to the event. If you decide to drive, there is parking available in the Convention Center Parking Garage 1 block north of Uproar. Uproar offers 2 hour parking validation for any of the Park SJ facilities. Please be responsible and ensure you have a designated driver if you plan to drink at the event!

Why are we doing another fundraiser?
Based on feedback from our community, we wanted to try a spring event that was for adults only. While we want the event to be a chance for parents to hang out together, we also felt it was important to have a purpose for the event that benefits our school. We do not need additional money to support the programs BESCA already funds at Booksin, as those programs will be fully funded through the money raised at Walkathon. However, we are in need of technology upgrades at Booksin, and this event is a great opportunity for us to raise additional funds while enjoying a night with other parents & caregivers.

How will the money raised at Celebrate Booksin be used?
Proceeds from the event will go towards a technology refresh for Booksin. Our laptop carts are in need of new Chromebooks and some repairs to ensure our students have access to the technology they use daily at school. We also would like to provide additional iPads to better support classroom needs. While the technology refresh is our main goal, we also see an opportunity to help Willow Glen Cares, an organization that supports local students in need.

If you have further questions, contact us.