The Powerhouse Science Center has been selected as the recipient for the Rotary Club of Sacramento’s 27th annual “Bids for Kids” charity event on Saturday, May 14.
This elegant evening of fine food and drink will be held at Sacramento’s Discovery Museum Science & Space Center. The night will include silent and live auctions, with a variety of donations that range from exotic vacation getaways, premium wines, restaurant gift cards, theatre and sporting event tickets, and much more.
All proceeds from “Bids for Kids” will go toward building the Powerhouse Science Center, which will be located on the scenic banks of the Sacramento River. The Center will cost an estimated $50 million and has nearly completed its pre-construction phase. The 60-year old Discovery Museum Science & Space Center at 3615 Auburn Blvd., is scheduled to move from its current location and become the Powerhouse Science Center in 2013.
Marianne McClary, morning TV anchor on “Good Day Sacramento” for more than 16 years, will be the host of “Bids for Kids,” which includes a cocktail hour and dinner. The silent auction and cocktails begin at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 7 p.m., and a live auction at 8 p.m. Complimentary valet parking will be provided.
“Thanks to the generosity of the Rotary Club of Sacramento, we’re really looking forward to hosting an elegant community event that will benefit a great cause,” said Michele Wong, Interim Executive Director for the Powerhouse Science Center. “It’s a fun evening with great food and wine, and will give our guests a wonderful opportunity to showcase the many interactive ways we plan to help educate students about science.”
An unprecedented event for guests, the Discovery Museum will showcase its new interactive science center’s Space Quest! Exhibit and the recently opened Robotics Lab, which will be part of the Powerhouse Science Center when it opens in 2013.
Guests can visit the Solar System, explore the lightning and plasma ball displays, or view the historic artifacts from past NASA missions that have changed they way we view the universe today.
In the robotics lab, attendees can learn about robot programming by constructing and racing against other team’s robots.
Tickets cost $125 each and are available along with sponsorship opportunities. To support the event through sponsorship, please email Peter Wilson at Peter.Willson@synergex.com.
For more information on the Powerhouse Science Center, including how to become a Founding Partner, visit www.powerhousesciencecenter.org, email info@PowerhouseScienceCenter.org, or call 916 853-0343. Visit the Center on Twitter, Facebook and Flickr.
Disclosure: Jeffrey Weidel is Vice President of Halldin Public Relations in Roseville