Catlin Gabel's lively Gambol auction set for February 26

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Press Release

Jan 19, 2005

For Immediate Release

Contact: Nadine Fiedler

503-297-1894, ext. 301

Catlin Gabel's lively Gambol auction set for February 26

Proceeds support faculty development & academic programs

WHAT: Gambol, Catlin Gabel School’s annual benefit auction. This years theme: Viva Las Vegas! Gambol proceeds directly support Catlin Gabel teachers and students by funding the faculty professional development program and enriching the school’s many academic programs.

WHEN: Saturday, February 26, 2005

WHERE: Governor Hotel, SW 10th & Alder, downtown Portland

FEATURES: Silent auction, “almost live” auction, and live auction: preview auction items on the Gambol page. Dinner and wine, Las Vegas-style gambling and entertainment.

AUCTION ITEMS INCLUDE: a one-week trip to Patagonia, one full year of downtown parking, a weeks stay at Rancho La Quinta in Palm Springs, a Vespa, a day of paragliding, a Hawaiian getaway for eight, artwork, jewelry, a "Best of Oregon" evening, hotel stays in Seattle and Astoria, landscape consultation, acupuncture, hair styling, lots of restaurant gift certificates, and an Elvis pinball machine.

TICKETS: $200 patron, $100 individual, $50 first-time Gambol-goer. To order tickets call 503-297-1894, ext, 363, or e-mail

SCHEDULE: 3 p.m.: Complimentary silent auction preview

5 p.m.: Silent & almost live auctions formally open, gambling tables open

7:30 p.m.: Dinner

8 p.m.: Live auction begins

9 p.m.: Check-out opens

MORE INFORMATION: Shelby Anderson, 503-297-1894, ext. 363,

Catlin Gabel School is an independent, coeducational day school dedicated to academic excellence, individualized attention, multiculturalism, and lifelong learning. Situated on a 52-acre wooded campus in Portland, Oregon, Catlin Gabel offers its 700 students an enriched curriculum blending science, math, humanities, the arts, athletics, and a strong sense of community to students in preschool through twelfth grade. The school is fully accredited, and is independently governed by a board of trustees as a nonprofit institution without tax support or religious affiliation.