Bates ‘sizzles in Paris’ at this year’s foundation fundraiser

Tuesday, April 9

For Immediate Release: April 9, 2013

Chelsea Lindquist | Communications Specialist | 253.680.7106
Kimberly Pleger | Director of College Relations | Office: 253.680.7102 Cell: 253.459.5219   

Annual signature fundraiser will benefit student scholarships and college programs  

TACOMA, Wash. - Want to experience the joie de vivre of Paris and help students in need? 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.

Tickets to Bates Sizzles are $60 each or two for $100. Call 253.680.7160 or visit to reserve your tickets and learn more about the event.  

About the Bates Foundation

Established in 1992, the Bates Technical College Foundation raises funds through community partnerships that serve the college and its students. With the more than $250,000 that the Foundation raises each year, our students receive scholarships for tuition, books and supplies, and the college funds equipment purchases, program innovations and more. To learn more about the Bates Foundation, visit, call 253.680.7160 or email   

About Bates Technical College

Founded in 1940, Bates Technical College offers certificate and degree opportunities in 53 career education programs, and serves approximately 3,000 career training students and 10,000 more community members annually in extended learning, distance learning, high school, and other programs. For more information, go to, or call 253.680.7000.  

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