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How Strong Is Your Sweet Tooth? September 30, 2012

Filed under: Swank — seattleworks @ 10:12 am

If you’re willing to dish out some dough and push your way to the front of the line all for the sake of a frosted cake or peanut butter cookies – you could lead your table to victory! Swank’s Dessert Dash will give you a sugar kick for a good cause.

But, what is a Dessert Dash? It’s a great way to participate in Swank, give to Seattle Works and enjoy some immediate gratification.

Here’s the breakdown:

1. Bid!

It works kind of like our silent auctions. Before dinner, every table gets a bid form. Each person at the table can bid from $1 to $1 million (mmm… red velvet cake – it’s worth it). The total is then tallied, collected and each table is ranked in order from highest amount given to lowest amount given.  Each table then selects their speediest runner. Good luck!

2. Dash!

During the live auction there will be a couple breaks for the Dash. The auctioneers will announce the tables with the highest bids. From there, the selected table runners must run and claim the dessert of their choosing by sticking the table’s flag in it. Be aggressive and claim that cupcake prize!

3. Enjoy – yummy yummy

Your claimed dessert will be brought to your table for you to enjoy, all plated up and ready to dig in.

Needless to say, there is some pushing and shoving. You can try to be polite, but you’ll lose your chance at the French Silk Pie. It’s a dog-eat-dog world – but Seattle Works also knows that a little friendly competition has never hurt anyone… too badly at least.
Haven’t gotten your tickets to Swank yet? There’s still time!

Big thanks to Irfan Shariff, Social Media Committee member who wrote this post!