Great Cash Giveaway

Save the Date for our 2019 Great Cash Giveaway of $10,000!



This circus themed event held on Saturday, November 3rd at the St. Martin of Tours Parish Hall included entertainment by a magician, stilt walker and a clown.  Many of the 130 attendees dressed up circus-style! While bidding on over 70 live and silent auction items, guests enjoyed drinks, music and dinner. The winner of the $10,000 cash giveaway was Richard Williams, a cousin to an Academy fifth grader. The $1,000 winner was the Toma Family. The $500 winner was Gretchen Weaver, a relative of a sixth grade family at the Academy.

$10,000 Great Cash Giveaway winner, Richard Williams with principal Diane Hartley

We congratulate and thank those who worked so hard on this event with Virginia Delamater, Chair and her committee: Mari Waldron, Claudia Casanova, Shirley Virissimo, Mitzi Elsten, Teresa Propper, Amanda Freeman, Stephanie Fortuna, Ellen Jacobs & Cory McMahon. A special thank you to Kevin McMahon (fund-a-need), Lynne Johnston, our school bookkeeper, our room parents, and all the parents who were involved in making this event so successful!
“A Night Under the Big Top” made a profit of $67,180!  Proceeds from the event support St. Martin of Tours Academy’s Catholic education, operational expenses, and tuition assistance for students.

Thank you to our Corporate Sponsors!

We are grateful for the support of parents & friends of SMA who have sponsored this event:
Platinum: McMahon Steel & A-1 Storage   Gold: Manchester Financial Group, Cal Waterjet,
Rock Enterprises   Silver: Caliber Collision, Sandstrand, UnderPar, Ignacio Law,
Phillipson Realty, Sharp      Bronze: Comana Company, Inc. & Suzuki, Zandovskis & Yip LLP

Platinum Sponsors

Gold Sponsors:

Silver Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors:

Support SMA Great Cash Giveaway

Committee Chairs


Virginia Delamater



Claudia Casanova


Mari Waldron


Auction Chairs

Mitzi Elsten


Teresa Propper


Volunteer Opportunities:

Contact the above committee chairs to help make this event a success!



Over 120 people attended the event Saturday, November 4 at the Hilton Mission Valley. While bidding on over 60 live and silent auction items, attendees enjoyed drinks, music and a dinner. The winner of the $10,000 cash giveaway was Judy and Len Vanderbosch, grandparents to Tabitha and Isaac (Class of 2012).

Proceeds contribute to the quality of education we have come to know at St. Martin of Tours Academy. With a variety of ways to make a donation, this fundraiser joins our business, school, and parish communities together.

Student art work was auctioned during the “Live Auction” portion of the evening.

    There were over 60 silent auction items to bid on.

The beautiful “Candy Buffet” was created by the Suzuki Family!

Brandon Watterson, was the auctioneer and DJ!

The St. Martin of Tours Academy community expresses it’s sincere appreciation to all of the individuals, businesses, and organizations
who contributed to our 2017 Great Cash Giveaway event.

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