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Lake Oconee Academy Denim & Diamonds

The Lake Oconee Academy Foundation is celebrating the fourth year of the Denim and Diamonds charity fundraiser, as well as the 10th anniversary of Lake Oconee Academy. The rustic yet chic gala event will take place at The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee on Saturday, February 18, 2017. The event, hosted by the Lake Oconee Academy (LOA) Foundation, a 501(c)3 organization dedicated to enriching the educational experience of every LOA student, will be an enchanting evening not soon forgotten. Always known for its lively entertainment with the ever-popular lip sync contest, live music and dancing, and elaborate auction items, this year the event will roll out the red carpet for celebrity guests from the fields of Georgia to the bright lights of Hollywood.

This year marks the 10th anniversary of educational excellence at Lake Oconee Academy. The continued support of the community has enabled students at LOA to experience one of the country's finest schools. As the school population continues to grow - over 800 students are currently enrolled at LOA - the mission of the LOA Foundation to support this growth remains strong. In the past, funds raised by the LOA Foundation have provided 6,000+ library books, a piano lab, broadcasting and technology equipment, band equipment, musical theatre licenses, athletic equipment, upper elementary playground, and a baseball/softball field. This year proceeds from the event will help contribute to daily student needs and the eagerly anticipated expansion of the high school facility.

To buy individual or group tickets, sponsorship packages, donate to the silent auction, or make a donation, please click here.

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2017 Denim & Diamonds

Event Details
Who: Lake Oconee Academy Foundation
Where: The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee
Attire: Texas Black Tie - Jeans and Gowns Welcome
When: Saturday, February 18, 2017
Start Time: 6:00 pm
End Time: 11:00 pm

Tickets for the Fourth Annual Denim & Diamonds Charity Fundraiser may be purchased here.

Individual Ticket: $200
This ticket is for admission for one person to the Gala and includes two complimentary drink tickets during the cocktail hour with passed hors d'oeuvres, a three course plated dinner, and live entertainment.

Table Ticket: $2,500
This ticket is for a reserved table of ten people and includes two complimentary drink tickets per person during the cocktail hour with passed hors d'oeuvres, a three course plated dinner per person, and live entertainment.

For accommodations at The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee, you can book under the Denim & Diamonds Group Block for a Special Rate. Please click here to secure accommodations.

The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee

Sponsorhips

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2017 Denim & Diamonds Exclusive Event Sponsorship Opportunity

Champagne Sponsor: $10,000

  • 10 Tickets to the 4th Annual Denim & Diamonds Gala that includes two complimentary drink tickets per person during the cocktail hour with passed hors d'oeuvres, a three course plated dinner per person, and live entertainment. 
  • Exclusive invitation to the VIP Cocktail Reception for 10 people
  • Reserved Priority Seating
  • Large sign in LOA's gymnasium for 1 year
  • Tucker Park advertising sign for 1 year
  • 3 guest rooms for the evening of the event at The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee
  • Marketing Package:
    • Exclusive speaking role at Gala
    • Exclusive advertising on our ticketing and bidding site and pages
    • Logo presented on all marketing materials
    • Social media advertising with a direct link back to the company's website
    • Digital advertising on the event and school website
    • Logo exclusively included in email marketing

Diamond Sponsor: $7,500

  • 10 Tickets to the 4th Annual Denim & Diamonds Gala that includes two complimentary drink tickets per person during the cocktail hour with passed hors d'oeuvres, a three course plated dinner per person, and live entertainment. 
  • Exclusive invitation to the VIP Cocktail Reception for 10 people
  • Reserved Priority Seating
  • Tucker Park advertising sign for 1 year
  • 2 guest rooms for the evening of the event at The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee
  • Marketing Package:
    • Live recognition at Gala
    • Logo presented on all marketing materials
    • Social media advertising with a direct link back to the company's website
    • Digital advertising on the event and school website

Platinum Sponsor: $5,000

  • 6 Tickets to the 4th Annual Denim & Diamonds Gala that includes two complimentary drink tickets per person during the cocktail hour with passed hors d'oeuvres, a three course plated dinner per person, and live entertainment. 
  • Reserved Priority Seating
  • Tucker Park advertising sign for 1 year
  • Marketing Package:
    • Live recognition at Gala
    • Logo presented on all marketing materials
    • Social media advertising with a direct link back to the company's website
    • Digital advertising on the event and school website

Gold Sponsor: $2,500

  • 4 Tickets to the 4th Annual Denim & Diamonds Gala that includes two complimentary drink tickets per person during the cocktail hour with passed hors d'oeuvres, a three course plated dinner per person, and live entertainment. 
  • Reserved Priority Seating
  • Marketing Package:
    • Live recognition at Gala
    • Logo presented on all marketing materials
    • Social media advertising with a direct link back to the company's website
    • Digital advertising on the event and school website

All donations made to Denim & Diamonds 2017 will assist in the Upper School Expansion. Donations are tax deductible and can be made here.

A major component of the proceeds raised to benefit Lake Oconee Academy is the sale of Denim & Diamonds raffle tickets. Raffle tickets are available from students or through the offices at LOA.

Denim & Diamonds Raffle Ticket

The details of the raffle ticket sales campaign are as follows:

Raffle Prizes
1st Place Prize: $1,500 cash
2nd Place Prize: Up to $1,000 credit towards a tire purchase at Greensboro Tire
3rd Place Prize: One 50 inch LG Smart TV from The Point

Student Prizes for Top Ticket Sellers
1st Place Prize: $100
2nd Place Prize: $75
3rd Place Prize: $50

Watch a video from Denim & Diamonds 2016 to see how much fun everyone had at the event. Click here to watch.

Thank you to our generous sponsors and volunteers for their support, time, resources and energy. We absolutely could not host this event, and make it a success without you. It is through all of you that we are able to host this event, and generate the excitement and opportunity to raise money to benefit all the students at Lake Oconee Academy.

Gold Sponsors

Platinum Sponsors

Diamond Sponsors





Champagne Sponsors

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2014 Best 50 Public Elementary Schools in the U.S. by TheBestSchools.org

5-Star School Climate Star Rating by the Georgia DOE

AdvancedEd Accredited


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1021 Titan Circle
Greensboro, GA 30642

706 454-1562
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