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Placer High 125th Anniversary Street Gala Celebration
Old Town Auburn
Auburn, CA
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Oct 01, 2022 5:00 PM
Your attendance and support will make a major difference in the Hillmen Foundation's mission to bridge critical funding gaps at Placer High and create an exceptional learning environment. Event is scheduled rain or shine. Your donation is greatly appreciated!

Admission Level Price Quantity
General Admission $35.00
Enjoy 6 hours of entertainment at 2 stages. See Event Details for more. If you gave $125 or more to the Hillmen Foundation this year, do NOT purchase a ticket. See Event Details for more info.  
125th Donation: "Team" Level $125.00
Includes ONE General Admission, a commemorative beverage glass, recognition, other benefits, and is tax-deductible.  
125th Donation: "Friend" Level $250.00
Includes TWO General Admissions, two commemorative beverage glasses, website listing, other benefits, and is tax-deductible.  
125th Donation: "Fan" Level $500.00
Includes TWO General Admissions, two commemorative glasses, website listing, recognition on event donor list, special anniversary beer or wine, and is tax-deductible.  
Current PHS Student with ASB $5.00
This is for current Placer High School students with an ASB card.  
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Placer High 125th Anniversary Street Gala Celebration

Join us on Saturday, October 1, 2022, for a street gala in Old Town Auburn to celebrate Placer High's 125th Anniversary with a fundraising event like no other!

Presented by the Hillmen Foundation, all proceeds will benefit Placer High and greater Auburn in the areas of academics, athletics and student activities.

The 125th Anniversary Street Gala features an evening of entertainment, music, dancing, food, fun, and friendship to benefit Placer High, including:
  • Hillmen Plaza in the heart of the party will highlight special entertainment, programming, history, and other activities to celebrate the unique 125-year legacy of Placer High in Auburn.
  • Hillmen Hop will have everyone dancing to a variety of bands scheduled throughout the evening, featuring many musicians with Placer High roots.
  • Food and Beverages are available for purchase at booths provided by local restaurants and bars, breweries, wineries, food trucks, and other groups.
  • Friends and Fans will mingle throughout Old Town Auburn, offering opportunities to celebrate with current and former classmates, friends and fans of Placer High and the Auburn community.

    Most of all, you will make a difference! All proceeds will help keep our iconic high school and Auburn community strong by bridging critical gaps between state funding and an exceptional learning environment.


    Your attendance and support will make a major difference in the Hillmen Foundation's mission to bridge critical funding gaps at Placer High and create an exceptional learning environment. We have a range of ticket prices based on your interest in supporting Placer High School.

    *Note: if you donated $125 or more to the Hillmen Foundation through the Big Day of Giving or other fundraising efforts since July 1, 2021, you do not need to purchase a ticket here. You will receive information on how to garner admission to the October 1 celebration and will receive recognition based on gift level.

    General/Base Admission:
  • $35 before October 1st includes six hours of entertainment on two stages! Entertainment features multiple artists and music styles, poignant programming about PHS history, and fun dance bands that will rock the night away. Your ticket also will benefit academics, athletics and student activities at Placer High. Don't miss this chance to give back to our school and community, while celebrating with friends and family.
  • $50 at the gate/day of the event so get your tickets early!


    Special 125th Anniversary Donors:**
  • $125 includes one General Admission, one commemorative beverage glass, recognition as a special 125th donor, and tax-deductible donation to support Placer High.
  • $250 includes two General Admissions, two commemorative beverage glasses, program acknowledgement, website listing, and recognition on event donor lists.
  • $500 includes two General Admissions, two commemorative beverage glasses, program acknowledgement, website listing, recognition on event donor lists, and special anniversary labeled wine or beer.
    ** Donation must be received by September 1, 2022, if you would like your name to appear on printed materials.


    Major Donations or Sponsorships:
  • Individuals, a group of friends or alumni, or businesses can make a significant difference with a major donation or sponsorship. Contact us at info@hillmenfoundation.org to learn more about small group admissions, naming opportunities, special VIP sites, recognition opportunities, and commemorative gifts based on giving level.


    Current Placer High Students:
  • $5 with valid ASB card/ID

    You will need a valid photo ID (driver's license, state-issued ID, passport, or current PHS student ID) with your paper ticket. We expect a large turnout for this celebration so we encourage you to pick up your wristband for entry in advance. Ticket holders can pick up their wristband at either the football game on Friday night, September 30 at LeFebvre Stadium; or the morning of Saturday, October 1 from 9 am to noon at the historic Placer County Courthouse in Old Town Auburn. Otherwise, wristbands will be distributed at the time of the event at the Placer County Courthouse, beginning at 4 pm.

    Guests ages 21 or over who plan to purchase alcohol at the party must pick up their wristband in person as IDs will be checked and the wristband secured at that time. No one may pick up a 21+ wristband for another individual.

    Guests under 21 or those who will not be purchasing alcohol will receive a separate wristband. These may be picked up by others by presenting the ticket.

    Old Town streets will be closed to general parking. There are no defined parking lots exclusively for the celebration. So, please park in public lots and consider ride sharing, carpooling and walking, when able. Please be respectful to businesses and neighborhoods.

    For those needing ADA parking, there is limited space near Washington and Park streets in Old Town, in the lot next to Tio Pepe Mexican Restaurant and behind the Old Firehouse. These spaces will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

    At the current time, masks are not required. The Hillmen Foundation will continue to monitor local COVID requirements and will adjust our policies as future changes may warrant. Purchasing this ticket means you agree to hold the Hillmen Foundation harmless should you contract COVID at this event. Please note that even if the event is canceled due to COVID, there will be no refunds per the policy below.

    No refunds or exchanges. All proceeds are donated to the Hillmen Foundation to benefit Placer High School in the areas of academics, athletics and student activities. General admission and other donations to the Hillmen Foundation, a California public benefit corporation, are tax deductible as allowed by law. Please consult with your tax advisor.

    You assume all risk and danger incidental to the event, whether occurring prior to, during, or after said event. You assume all risk and danger of injury and you agree that the Hillmen Foundation, its agents, and the performers are not responsible or liable for any injuries resulting from such causes. No weapons, drugs, or glass containers allowed. No dogs or pets, other than service dogs. You consent to the use of your image or likeness incidental to any display, transmission, or reproduction of the event. The Hillmen Foundation reserves the right to refuse admission or eject any person whose conduct is deemed by the foundation to be disorderly or who fails to comply with the terms and conditions herein. Event is scheduled to happen rain or shine. However, in the event that it is canceled, no refunds will be provided as all proceeds are considered a donation to the Hillmen Foundation to support Placer High School.

    ABOUT THE 125TH ANNIVERSARY WEEKEND: September 30-October 2, 2022
    There is truly something for everyone who wants to celebrate Placer High's 125th Anniversary!
  • Kickoff Football Game on Friday, September 30: Placer Hillmen vs. Ponderosa Bruins. Tickets to enter the football game are separate from the 125th Anniversary Weekend and can be purchased at the gate.
  • Street Gala Celebration, Saturday, October 1: Old Town Auburn to benefit PHS academics, athletics and student activities. Please see notes about how to secure your wristband for entry.
  • Alumni Picnic, Sunday October 2: FREE all-class reunion picnic at Auburn Recreation Park in the back park near Beggs Field. Bring your own food/beverages or food trucks will be available with items to purchase.

    Visit hillmenfoundation.org for more information and the latest updates.

    The Hillmen Foundation was established in 1989 by Jug Covich and Tom Johnson, two renowned PHS educators and principals. Its mission is to support academics, student activities, and athletics, including the staff, students, and alumni endeavors of the school; to stimulate gifts of service, endowments, and bequests; and to maintain an association of persons interested in Placer High School. The Foundation is an independent 501(c)3 nonprofit organization managed by an all-volunteer Board of Directors. 100% of funds raised goes to support the Hillmen Foundation's mission. Visit hillmenfoundation.org for more information.
  • Location

    Old Town Auburn (View)
    101 Maple St.
    Auburn, CA 95603
    United States




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