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 35 years, the Big Event has enabled the foundation to award nearly 1,200 grants and has raised over 2 million dollars.

The 2021 Big Event will be hosted virtually on Thursday, November 11th. Individual tickets, watch parties, and sponsorships are available.

Tickets available at:

big event
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