Tricky Tray

Friday, March 8, 2019

6:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Dinner Reservation Form (PDF)

Tickets are $65 per person CASH/CHECK OR $68 CREDIT CARD ONLINE


A Very Big Welcome to all our New Families!

You may be asking, What is Tricky Tray?

Tricky Tray (TT) is The Academy’s Annual Mega Fundraiser. For over 20 years, The Academy HSA together with the entire school and parish community host this event for 500+ guests. This year we are excited to announce the venue for TT, The Westin Governor Morris located in Morristown, NJ (only 15 minutes away). All activities associated with TT are accomplished via the generosity and time of The Academy Families.

There are 225+ DONATED “baskets” valued from $100 to $1500 that are raffled off during a night of fun, food, hooting and hollering. Tickets are sold in packages and our guests put them in a can for whatever basket they choose. Then throughout the night, while folks enjoy dinner and cheer, a ticket is “pulled” from each can and the winner goes crazy!

All items for our baskets are donated from our Academy families, extended families, faculty, administration, and staff, and from our Pastor, Parish staff and Parish Families. Donations also come from business owners in the surrounding towns and from benefactors and friends of The Academy. In response to feedback from all Academy families, we have decided to streamline the process for gift donations this year. As mentioned by Mr. Castillo, the school will be requiring each family to make ONE $75 donation towards Tricky Tray in November. These funds will be used to purchase items for the baskets. The Tricky Tray Team will take your $75 investment and will at least double or triple its value the night of Tricky Tray. Proceeds from this event are used to directly benefit our students and families by controlling tuition costs.

While this fulfills the family requirement for the school, we still are accepting donations (designer bags, theater or sporting event tickets, jewelry, etc.) which will contribute to the success of the event.

Any family that donates a basket item in addition to the $75, will receive

** Basket items must be of high quality, unused and newly purchased Thank you. **

So please visit the TT 2019 Gift Registry in January 2019 @ or consider a gift donation of your own.

Over the next several weeks these baskets will be creatively wrapped and they are the highlight of the night. That night we will also have a 50/50 raffle. We also have a separate raffle (sold only that night) for an iMac computer and Louis Vuitton bag. It will depend on the generosity of families and benefactors. Our Grand Prize Raffle (which you will be hearing more about very soon) for $1200 worth of Visa Cards will be sold in the coming weeks until the night of the event.

It is our hope that once again we will come together to make TT 2019 a HUGE SUCCESS! We need your time, your donations and most especially your prayers. Please gather your friends & family and

SAVE THE DATE: March 8, 2019.

Contact Brigid McGowan at if you have any question.