UnGala 2024

UNGala 2024

Event Map

UnGala Q&A

Q: I’m here, now what?

A: First, stop at the registration table to check in, learn more about the events of the day, and pick up any pre-paid drink tickets or wristbands if you need additional ones you can purchase them here:


Q: What is included with the ticket?

A: Your admission ticket includes all activities and appetizers. If you would like an alcoholic beverage separate tickets and unlimited drink wristbands are available for purchase. 

Q: How can we purchase drink tickets?

A: Individual drink tickets are available at registration for $5. Unlimited drink bands can be purchased for $30 online at: https://secure.qgiv.com/for/mu3org/event/march22024bmchsnavygoldungala/       

Q: Is there still time to be a sponsor?

A: Yes. Event sponsorship can be purchased online at: https://secure.qgiv.com/for/mu3org/event/march22024bmchsnavygoldungala/

Please note sponsorship bought at the event will be featured on our Facebook and Instagram pages and in the school yearbook. Please send the company logo to marketing@bmchs.com no later than March 10, 2024. (Acceptable logo format: jpeg, jpg, pdf, png) 

Q: How can I donate to this event?

A: Donations, similar to sponsorships, can be shared online as an “Angel Sponsor”: https://secure.qgiv.com/for/mu3org/event/march22024bmchsnavygoldungala/  

Q: Where will the Ungala proceeds go?

A: Proceeds from the 2024 unGala will go toward the BMCHS Academic Excellence Fund(AEF). The BMCHS Academic Excellence Fund’s focus is supporting students in advancing their research and scholarly objectives. Activities that the BMCHS AEF supports include research, dissemination of scholarly or creative work as well as student-led initiatives, activities, or events that advance research and academic development. This fund will provide resources, experiences, and access to our faculty in the ongoing development of our Academic program. 

Q: What does the unGala day look like and do I have to come all day?

A: Come at 2:00 PM to Axe Throw and Putt-Putt or play in a 30-minute Escape Room, or just stop by for the comedy show at 4:15. The unGala is your day, your way. Here is an overview of the event schedule:

Event Highlights:

  • Silent Auction Items – 2:00 – 4:00 PM
  • Emeritus Bishop Robert N. Lynch Award Ceremony – 4:00 – 4:15 PM
  • Comedy Show – 4:15 – 5:00 PM
  • Country Line Dancing – 5 PM – 7:00 PM

Activities – 2:00 – 7:00 PM (with a break from 4 – 5 PM)

  • Putt Putt Game in the Gymnasium 
  • Escape Room in the Dining Hall 
  • AxeThrowing outside by the School Entrance 


  • Bar: right side facing the Holy Family statue 
  • Photo booth by the Dining Hall Entrance 
  • Restrooms by the Dining Hall Entrance

Q: What can I find at this event and where are they located?

A: Please refer to the map for activity locations. 

Q: What is the gold balloon fundraiser and how can I participate?

A: Participants can purchase a balloon ticket each for $100 with only 12 tickets sold. Once all 12 tickets are sold, a balloon will be popped and the person with the ticket in the popped balloon wins the piece of jewelry attached to that balloon. Each jewelry piece is worth at least $300.   

Q: Do you have to pay for food and drinks?

A: Your admission ticket covers the cost of appetizers and all the activities. If you would like an alcoholic beverage you need to purchase a $5 drink ticket or an unlimited drink wristband at the registration table or online at:


Q: What kind of food is being served? Will there be a gluten free option?

A: There will be plenty of appetizers for everyone to enjoy: 

  • Buffalo Chicken Egg Roll 
  • Cheese Quesadilla 
  • Avocado Hummus (gluten free).

Q: How do I participate in the auction?

A: Each auction item has a minimum value attached to it. Between 2:00 and 4:00 PM, participants can write their name, paddle number, and the amount they want to bid on the corresponding bid sheets. If there is already a bid on the sheet, then you should write an increased value on the bid sheet, “outbidding” the participant above your name. At 4:00 PM, the bids will be closed, and the winner’s name will appear next to the basket or item. The winner can pay online with the QR code listed, show their online receipt to the award pick-up team, and gather their items to take home.  

Q: How long do I have to bid for Silent Auction items?

A: Silent Auction will be open from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Q: What is the Putt Putt Game?

A: It is a 12-hole mini golf course. Use the putter provided to make your way around the putting course but beware there are obstacles in your way that will do everything in their power to deflect you from achieving your “hole in one.”   

Q: What can I expect from the Escape Room?

A: You and up to 7 friends have just 30 minutes to escape from a transformed BMCHS Dining Hall, which now looks like a beach house, before the largest hurricane in history hits. To escape, you’ll need to use your team’s wits, along with clues, high-tech devices, and locks. Don’t wait too long, or you’ll be trapped in the hurricane! 

Q: How can I participate in the Axe Throwing?

A: Two people can compete at the same time and you can register at the event, on Saturday, for a time slot between 2:00 and 7:00 PM (with a break from 4:00 to 5:00 PM). If you plan to participate in the Axe Throwing, you must wear closed-toed shoes to play.


Auction Rules

All sales are final. All items are redeemed “as is” and are not transferable. Bishop McLaughlin Catholic High School assumes no risk, liability, or responsibility for the authenticity or authorship of any property identified herein.

No item may be exchanged or returned to the company or to the individual who donated it, except where specified.

Values listed for items being auctioned are the donor’s estimate and are not warranted by BMCHS for tax purposes or for general value.

Items may be picked up at the auction table by presenting a PAID receipt for each item.

All auction items must be removed from the event’s premises on the evening of the auction unless prior arrangements are made at the checkout table.

Payment by the successful bidder is required on the evening of the Gala. Payment may be made in cash, by charge card, or through FACTS Incidental Billing.

BMCHS Auction Items

  1. Romantic Beach Date Basket
  2. Enjoy a special horseback riding adventure on the beach for two. End it with a beautifol picnic on the beach with a backpack ready to go with plates, utensils, a blanket and a delicious bottle of champagne.

  3. Beach Party Basket
  4. Win a variety of beach day essentials ready to start off your next fun adventure with friends. With a bottle of Greygoose and a Bloody Mary mix you can make the perfect drink in your new insolated water bottles included. Entertain your group with some good music with the bluetooth speaker/karaoke machine and some fun beach games.

  5. Family Game Night Basket
  6. What better way for family bonding than a fun night of card games with a chocolate fondue pot for your sweet tooth cravings. End the night with a movie night and a variety of different popcorn kernels to make yourself in your own popcorn machine. A bonus $120 generic gift card is included to add to the fun.

  7. Spa Date Basket
  8. Need a relaxing getaway? Win a $200 gift card to the spa where all stressors fade away. The relaxation can be brought home and enjoyed with someone special with a variety of spa day essentials. These include bathrobes, face masks, facial cleansers, body butter, face roller kits, an essential oil diffuser, and more. You can add some fun with a bottle of champagne and a date idea card game.  

  9. Couple Staycation Basket
  10. Win a variety of different goods to have a foll day of delicious goodies. To kickstart your morning this basket includes various coffees, Tarani hazelnut syrup, a couple coffee mugs, and a 24 oz. Stanley cup to enjoy your drink to-go. A $25 Starbucks gift card is included along with some tasty chai shortbread cookies, stroopwafels, and almond Italian biscotti to enjoy alongside your drink. Keep the fun going at night with various snacks and moltiple couples’ card games. A strawberry margarita mixer, 2 margarita glasses, and a $50 gift card to Total Wine and More is also included for you to pick out your choice of alcohol.

  11. A Night in Town Gift Card Tree
  12. Win over $500 worth of gift cards to various delicious restaurants and fun movie theaters to make new lasting memories. Top it off with an exclusive $150 STRAZ Center gift certificate to experience a Broadway show or attend a cool upcoming event. STRAZ also offers beautifol dining options like Steamheat Coffee Shop and Maestro’s restaurant which has a buffet option, premier tableside service option, and waterfront seating to look over the Tampa Riverwalk.

  13. Wine Experience Basket
  14. For those who love a good glass of wine. Enjoy 6 different bottles of wine and champagne ready to be opened and savored. Win a private in-home wine sampling experience for up to 12 people that includes 8 bottles of wine and a wine consoltant sponsored by PRP International. Have a great experience and please drink responsibly!

  15. Bishop Athletics Basket
  16. Show your school spirit with a bag foll of brand-new Bishop apparel. To top it off, a $400 Gold Booster Membership is included to show our appreciation to you. This includes the following:

    Free Family (up to 4) admission to all Bishop home athletics events, (excluding all FHSAA playoff games), and Athletic meals in the Fall and Spring. You will love the Bishop Sweatshirt, Bishop Hat and Visor, 2 Bishop Insolated Bottles, Bishop Bleacher Seat Pads, Bishop Gear, 2 Bishop Sunglasses, and more. 

  17. Georgia Mountain Cabin - A Creek Runs Through it 
  18. 6 guests – 2 bedrooms – 2 foll bathrooms – 1400 sq. ft.

    Sponsored by A CREEK RUNS THROUGH IT. A private waterfront retreat on Fightingtown Creek. Only 12 minutes from Downtown Blue Ridge, GA for a beautifol vacation. Valid 1 year.


  19. BMCHS Designated Car Parking Spot with Personalized Sign
  20. Your student will never be late to class with this First Spot Designated Car Parking.

  21. BMCHS Senior Graduation Front Row Seating 
  22. 10 VIP front row, reserved seats for the Senior Graduation.

  23. BMCHS Baccalaureate Mass Preferred Seating 
  24. 10 VIP reserved seats for the Baccalaureate Mass.

  25. Argentina Hunting Safari
  26. Hunting Trip for Four Hunters at Estancia Chischaca in San Luis, Argentina. Good for 2023, 2024, or 2025. Included: Four foll hunting days with a guide; all the transport in the hunting area; luxury 5-star lodging; round trip transportation from San Luis Airport. Charity Safaris only offers hunts in areas and with outfitters who are passionate about conservation and legal, sustainable hunting. Winner must select and reserve trip dates within 45 days of the auction closing date.

  27. South Africa Hunting Safari
  28. Hunting Trip for Four Hunters at Theron African Safaris in Limpopo, South Africa. Good for 2023, 2024, or 2025. Included: Professional hunter and staff at 1:1 ratio; 6 foll hunting days with a tracker; all the transport in the hunting area; luxury lodging with WiFi; round trip transportation from the airport to the hunting lodge; chef services of three meals per day. Charity Safaris only offers hunts in areas and with outfitters who are passionate about conservation and legal, sustainable hunting. Winner must select and reserve trip dates within 45 days of the auction closing date.

  29. New Zealand Big Game Hunting Safari
  30. Hunting Trip for Four Hunters with High Peak Station on the South Island of New Zealand. Good for 2023, 2024, or 2025. Included: Professional hunter and staff at 2:1 ratio; 5 Days & 4 Nights with 3 Foll Hunting days with a professional guide; rifle hire and ammunition; all the transport in the hunting area; luxury lodging with WiFi; round trip transportation from the airport to the hunting lodge; chef services of three meals per day. Charity Safaris only offers hunts in areas and with outfitters who are passionate about conservation and legal, sustainable hunting. Winner must select and reserve trip dates within 45 days of the auction closing date.

  31. Jewelry with a Purpose
  32. Many beautifol jewelry sets of solid 925 Sterling Silver with heavy Gold overlay will be auctioned separately.

  33. Carson Photography – Beach Session
  34. Complementary Environmental Family Beach Portrait Session at Sunset Beach and a $100 credit towards a portrait purchase. Expires June 2, 2024.

  35. Carson Photography – Hillsborough River Session
  36. Two Complimentary Environmental Family Portrait Sessions at the Hillsborough River and a $100 credit towards a portrait purchase. Expires June 2, 2024.

  37. Kramer Photography
  38. Each portrait is hand finished, creating an original piece of art for you to treasure for generations to come. Having created thousands of portraits in this style, Kramer has been recognized as the leading expert in the art of timeless expression and posing, creating an unmistakable look that is recognized throughout the country as a Kramer.

Special Thank You

We would like to extend a very sincere thank you to Bishop Emeritus Robert N. Lynch, and the Office of Catholic Schools and Centers.

We would also like to thank our Bishop Parents Group for their tireless efforts to make this night a success.

We would like to thank our Bishop families and community for your continued support through donations to the Gala, to the class baskets, and for your attendance tonight. Thank you for your generosity this evening in support of our school.

Thank you also to our staff who has donated their time, talent, and treasure toward this event and for supporting the students of Bishop McLaughlin Catholic High School on a daily basis.

Thank you to our Principal, Jenalisa Zummo, for the continued and constant support.

Thank You to our Gala Sponsors for their constant support.