Summit Academy Community School – Cincinnati will present a week-long online charitable auction beginning Sunday, May 1 to Saturday, May 7. Open to the public, the event is hosted by the school’s Parents Teachers Students Together association to raise funds to support students and families in need.

“All proceeds from this event will be used to cover in-school educational programming and other student needs,” says Khadine Kelly, MSW, LSW, community resource coordinator for the school.

Aptly named “Watch Us SOAR,” the auction is in its second year. Last year’s inaugural auction raised $3,500. The proceeds went toward student uniforms and school supplies and also assisted families with gas and transportation expenses, says Kelly.

Among a growing list of auction items, this year’s event will feature prizes including:

  • a family membership to the Cincinnati Art Museum
  • Xavier University Athletics prize package including two tickets to a 2022-23 men’s basketball season game
  • Two weekday admissions for 8 hours of skiing/snowboarding or 2 hours of snow tubing at Perfect North Slopes
  • $25 dining certificate at Buckhead Mountain Grill
  • $25 gift card at Dewey’s Pizza
  • Two 300-level terrace tickets for the Western & Southern Tennis Tournament, August 15
  • Joseph Beth Books
  • a Rhinegiest Brewery prize pack including a T-shirt, two glasses, a hat and a 64 oz growler
  • a one-car day pass at the Cincinnati Nature Center
  • Resort accommodation certificates at participating resorts, including:
    • Hammock Cove, Antigua
    • James’s Club & Villas, Antigua
    • The Verandah Resort and Spa, Antigua
    • Pineapple Beach Club, Antigua
    • Palm Island Resort and Spa, The Grenadines
    • James’s Club Morgan Bay, St. Lucia
    • The Club, Barbados Resort & Sap
    • Los Establos Boutique Inn, Panama

Dozens of other auction items are expected, including a bounty of tailored gift baskets. Prizes are updated regularly at the Watch Us SOAR website at Kelly says the auction is still accepting donations from those who would like to contribute prizes.

“Our mission is to build hope, success and well-being through education and advocacy for children with special needs,” says Kelly, describing Summit Academy – Cincinnati Community school. “Our students transition to high school filled with promise, hope and a newfound confidence in themselves. We achieve this by providing a safe learning environment and providing a holistic curriculum.”

For more information, contact Khadine Kelly at or 513-321-0561, ext. 5046.