The BIG Event is the Excel Foundation's yearly signature event, featuring silent and live auctions, paddle raise, and plated chef's dinner. The BIG Event gives EXCEL the opportunity to showcase the previous year's grant recipients, award grants for the current year and show the community the power of innovation and creativity in the Coeur d'Alene school system. The event takes place Saturday, November 5, 6 to 9pm, at Best Western Plus Coeur d'Alene Inn. Tickets are on sale now; $80 through September 30; $100 starting October 1. Table of eight and sponsorship opportunities are available. Visit BetterUnite.com/thebigevent2022 for additional details and to purchase tickets.