By Chelsea Lindquist, Bates Technical College
TACOMA – Want to experience the joie de vivre of Paris? Bates Technical College’s Foundation will bring the City of Light to the City of Destiny at the annual Bates Sizzles fundraiser on Thursday, April 18, 5:30-9 p.m., at the Pantages Theater, 901 Broadway Street, in Tacoma.
The Paris-themed fundraiser features a silent auction, a take-home dessert auction, and raffle items that include a 50” flat-screen TV, an iPad Mini, and an overnight stay and spa package at Marriott’s Courtyard Tacoma Downtown.
Acclaimed restaurant Pacific Grill will cater the soiree, which will showcase scintillating hors d’oeuvres, including chicken sliders, “meat candy,” charcuterie and crudité displays, and mouthwatering desserts such as coconut macaroons, carrot cake whoopie pies, brownies and more.
Scholarships play a key role in our students’ higher education endeavors, and the annual Bates Sizzles helps raise funds for scholarships, mini-grants for programs and initiatives, and more.
Students are eligible to apply for the foundation’s general scholarships, and others who fit certain criteria can apply for a variety of program-specific scholarships. Scholarship recipients in various career education programs may use their awards, which range from $150-$1,250 per student, to help pay for tuition, books, supplies and child care expenses at the college.