the big event

an evening of excellence

The Big Event is the EXCEL Foundation's annual fundraiser that funds grants awarded to individual educators and counselors in the Coeur d'Alene School District. For 33 years, the Big Event has enabled the foundation to award nearly 1,100 grants and has raised over 1.7 million dollars.

The 2019 Big Event will be hosted at the Coeur d'Alene Inn over Veteran's Day weekend on Saturday, November 9th. Individual tickets, tables, and sponsorships are available.


big event sponsors
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