If you have something you would like to donate to the raffle or the silent auction, please give us a holler. It's always nice to see pinball items in the auction and raffle, but it's also cool to see restaurant gift certificates, works of art or other nifty stuff from almost anywhere!
THANKS TO: Cindy Ruggiero of Santa Clara for her donation of a Stern Stars pinball machine and Jim and Joan Mumaugh of Vacaville who donated a WIlliam's Teacher's Pet pinball machine!
THANKS MUCH TO: Randy Peck of Long Beach, CA for his donation of a very nice Gottlieb Bowling Queen that will be auctioned off in the Silent Auction on Saturday! It's a beaut!
SILENT AUCTION that ROCKS!
Our annual Silent Auction is conducted on Saturday- there is always an array of exciting items to bid on. In the past there have been some surprising one-of-a-kind biddable bargains show up for the Pin-a-Go-Go Silent Auction. BRING MONEY or YOUR ATM CARD!!! Auction ends promplty at 5pm.
These items are graciously donated by our sponsors -- our vendors who sell pinball parts & services at the show. Some items are also donated by vendors from out of the area and many are from individual collectors from near and far. You never know what you might find!
WiN BiG RaFFLE and DRAWING
Our Raffles promise to be lots of fun and yield some cool prizes!
6 for $5 RAFFLE: We will raffle off lots of interesting items in a "choose your prize" format. This raffle is priced 6 tickets for $5. You then pop a ticket into a bucket near the prize of your choice! Drawing on Sunday at 4pm, need NOT be present to win. These items must be picked up at the show site by Monday at noon. If that doesn't work the organizers have agreed to give the winner a choice of several addresses to pick up their prize within a reasonable amount of time. Some smaller items, at our discretion, may be shipped.
TAKE HOME A PINBALL MACHINE: We will be doing 2 drawings for 2 different pinball machines! First drawing is on Saturday evening at 6pm and the other on Sunday at 4:30pm. For $5 you get one chance to win your very own pinball machine! MUST be present to win! Games must be picked up by noon Monday at the show site.
All proceeds from the raffle and pinball machine drawing go to:
PIN-a-GO-GO FREE PLAY AWARD
The "Pin-a-Go-Go Free Play Award" is awarded annually to local pinthusiasts who have given great service to Pin-a-Go-Go and the Pinball Community and who have helped "perpetuate pinball" to others! Since 2010, the award is given out each year at a special dinner during the show.
Congratulations to past recipients:
Don Highley & Mark Zahner, 2012
Richard Conger, 2011
Tim Arnold, 2010
"ATTA GIRL", ELLEN!
In 2012 the "ATTA GIRL AWARD" was presented to Ellen Highley-- the "woman behind the man" for her loyal duty to Pin-a-Go-Go over many years. Ellen is Don Highley's wife and she is one of the unsung "behind the scenes" heroes who helped keep the show afloat year in and year out. She was presented the award at a special breakfast in May of 2012.
"ATTA BOY", JOSH!
In 2011 the "ATTA BOY AWARD" was presented to Josh Johnson for his enthusiasm, willingness and hard work. He and his dad Eric drive many hours from the Lake Arrowhead area of Sourthern California to be at Pin-a-Go-Go each year and help put on the show.
At a special breakfast on May 16, 2011 Don Highley presented Josh the award which was constructed of pinball parts and a pinball -- to a very happy guy who has more than earned the honor with his consistant helpfulness, year after year. Thanks Josh and Eric!