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NSCA Education Foundation Fundraiser To Support The Next Generation Slated For December 8

"Be The Spark" online event to raise funds for Ignite, an initiative focused on attracting and retaining next-generation workers in the commercial integration industry.

The NSCA Education Foundation has announced its third virtual celebration to raise funds for Ignite, an industry initiative focused on attracting and retaining next-generation workers in the commercial integration industry, with the “Be the Spark” online initiative slated for Thursday, December 8 starting at 5 pm U.S. Central time.

This year’s event will be hosted by Tim Albright, founder of AVNation, joined by NSCA CEO Chuck Wilson, NSCA director of workforce development Jeff Kindig and other industry guests. “Be the Spark” will kick off with a virtual happy hour so attendees can prepare their beverage of choice and get ready to enjoy the evening.

Funds raised during the event will support scholarships, internships, and resources to help the Ignite program continue to attract new talent to the industry. Live and silent auctions will also help the foundation reach its fundraising goals. This year, auction items will include:

— Ultimate Pro Sports Fan Getaway: a trip for two to the winner’s choice of an MLB, NBA, NFL, or NHL regular-season game

— Trip to Athens, Greece: a trip for two to visit the city’s hillsides, vistas, and temples

— Lotto Gift Package: 30 lottery tickets of various values

— Design Your Own Vans: customize a pair of Vans sneakers

–Harman AKG Lyra USB Microphone: professional audio gear for creative projects, from live streams to recording music

The auction site goes live for bidding on November 29 at 8 am U.S. Central time, but attendees can view auction items now. Every few days, new prizes will be added to the site. At that time, attendees will be able to bid on auction items and make tax-deductible donations to the NSCA Education Foundation through the online auction portal.

“Labor issues continue to be top of mind for almost every NSCA member as they face worker shortages and look for unique ways to retain workers,” says Wilson. “Ignite is dedicated to closing the gap between students and our industry by making sure up-and-coming generations know about the career opportunities in technology. ‘Be the Spark’ will help Ignite raise funds so it can continue to build a pipeline of future workers to keep our industry strong.”

RSVP here to attend “Be the Spark.” For more information about the event or to donate, contact content & events manager Emma Oldenburg at [email protected].

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