A clandestine crime has occurred in Coronado, and the Coronado Schools Foundation (CSF) is calling on our community of stealthy super sleuths to solve it! There’s even a $500 reward for one correct detective! But you’ll need their top secret “Mystery Kit” to put the puzzle pieces together.
CSF is hosting “Who Dunnit? A Coronado Mystery” on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. This family-friendly, virtual event is a three-hour thriller with twists and turns throughout the evening, all intended to raise fund for Coronado Unified School District (CUSD) school children!
Coronado residents Shannon Taylor, of Taylor Way Productions, and Anthony Maze, from Highly Dope Media, have assembled a team of local professionals to produce filmed vignettes detailing this mischievous mystery. Participants can follow along on their Smart TV or other device to unravel crime details, and watch live as the capricious caper is disclosed!
By donating $100 to CSF, you will receive the classified “Mystery Kit” with suspect cards, crime scene map, covert clues, and stealthy trinkets to solve the mystery. You’ll also receive the Top-Secret Detective “Hotline” to call with your guess of the culprit – it could even be your own next-door neighbor. Callers with the correct answer are entered into a raffle to win a $500 VISA gift card.
Better yet, “Super Sleuths” who donate $500 or more will receive all the perks above plus a delicious “Who Dunnit Dinner” from one of six participating restaurants, Bistro d’ Asia, Buona Forchetta, High Tide Pizza and Bottle Shop, Tartine, Tavern, and Serrano’s, as well as a bonus clue, giving you an added advantage. Each Super Sleuth’s name and donation amount will be read live during the broadcast, plus a complimentary bottle of wine will help sharpen your critical thinking skills!
To purchase a “Mystery Kit” or “Super Sleuth” package, go to: http://www.csfkids.org/auction.
“For years, CSF has held their annual fall fundraising event as the Gala and Auction at the Hotel Del Coronado,” notes Jeanmarie Bond, CEO and President of CSF. “Because we can’t gather this year, we’ve decided to bring the festivities directly to parents and families from the comfort of your very own home. Never in Coronado has an event like this occurred, where the entire community mischievously plays along in a make-believe mystery all in support of our school children.”
In addition to the mystery, participants can bid on the Live Auction items available only that evening. This year’s Live Auction features twelve different one-of-a-kind treasures that can’t be purchased anywhere, like a seven-night stay in spacious Country French Vineyard Home in the Sonoma Valley or private Casey Tanaka Trivia Night Party replete with sumptuous woodfired pizza prepared poolside an elegant Coronado estate. View Live Auction items here: https://www.csfkids.org/news-events/virtual-benefit-auction/liveauction.html
There’s also an Online Auction, running through Oct. 26, 2020, with hundreds of unique items up for bid. Access Online Auction items here: http://www.csfkids.org/auction.
CSF thanks presenting sponsor Donna Salof, for her fourth year chairing and sponsoring this festive event. Donna, a dual resident of both Coronado and San Antonio, Texas, is passionate about children and their education. Last summer, Mayor Richard Bailey declared July 1, 2020 as “Donna Salof Day” and presented her with the Key to the City in honor of her long-time commitment and generosity to Coronado. “Donna has dedicated many hours and days volunteering, with her sleeves rolled up, and helping others and various charitable organizations,” notes Mayor Bailey. “She is a nationally-respected philanthropist, and a selfless volunteer.”