GALVESTON — If you’re wanting to party for a great cause, then make sure you attend the Galveston Independent School District’s Educational Foundation’s annual Spring Event, which will be from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. today in the Visitors Center Atrium at Moody Gardens, 1 Hope Blvd.

Tickets are $100 per person and available at www.galvestonedfoun dation.org or by calling 409-766-5157.

Proceeds from the annual fundraiser go toward funding teacher and school grants for projects that wouldn’t normally be funded under the district’s general budget. This past year alone, the foundation gave $73,00 back to schools and staff to spend on their campuses.

The nautical-themed event will feature food drinks, dancing, live music and a silent auction. Auction items include a sunset dinner cruise; three bottles of 2010 Freedom Estate cabernet sauvignon wine from Somerston Estate Vineyard and Vasser Vineyard; University of Texas 50-yard-line football game seats for two and dinner at Z Tejas in Austin; four tickets to the Texas A&M University versus Ole Miss game, plus other perks; a photo session; a year’s supply of floral arrangements, donated by Knapp’s Flower Shop in a Waterford Vase; a Galveston Bay fishing trip with all the particulars; and a football and jersey signed by soon-to-be first-round draft pick and Ball High grad, Mike Evans.

“The grants program and districtwide initiatives funded by the GEF allow teachers to access resources and supplies they would not otherwise have and the community is very much an important part of this component,” Eliza Quigley, executive director of GEF, said. “Without community support, we cannot succeed as a foundation or as a district.”

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