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 over 30 years the Big Event has enabled the foundation to award nearly 1,100 grants and has raised over 1.7 million dollars.

The 2018 Big Event will be hosted at the Coeur d'Alene Inn over Veteran's Day weekend on Saturday, November 10th. Individual tickets, tables, and sponsorships are available.


big event sponsors
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