The Hamilton Southeastern High School Royals Varsity Club (RVC) is replacing its annual spring fundraising Gala with a new Black & Blue Bash in November.

The Black & Blue Bash will be the RVC’s main event this school year and will be a more casual gathering than the Gala with lots of time for socializing. There will still be auction items but in a limited number with more geared toward adult outings and activities. Co-Athletic Director Jim Self will continue his popular position as auctioneer, reminding attendees (and bidders) that it is “for the kids!”

Auction items will include a Colorado time share, senior picture photo session, Geist pontoon party package, hotel getaways, electronics and much more.

The Black & Blue Bash will be held Saturday, November 9th at 6 pm at the Hilton Indianapolis North, 8181 N. Shadeland Ave., and will also feature a brief keynote speaker, dinner and DJ.

“We hope the new, late fall date will allow more Royal supporters to attend as our spring date became overwhelmed by student athletic events,” said RVC President Tina Mudd. “We are also trying a less formal event this year in response to some RVC member suggestions.”

You do not need to be a RVC member or parent of an HSE High School student to attend. “This is a great opportunity for fun, fellowship and fundraising benefiting the HSE High School athletic programs,” said event Chair Carol McCormack. “We have had wonderful success with our past Gala events where monies raised helped equip the new HSE weight room, purchased greatly-needed cardio equipment that is especially helpful in rehabbing injured athletes and allowed us to give $500 to each of the 23 sports at HSE High School,” said Co-Athletic Director Greg Habegger.

Black & Blue Bash reservations can be made at Single tickets are $75, and tables of 10 are $1,000 per table and include special perks. The reservation deadline is November 1. Corporate and personal sponsorships for the event are also available. For details, contact Carol McCormack at or 317-841-0740.

The RVC is a group of parents, community members, athletes, coaches, faculty, staff and alumni dedicated to the support, encouragement and advancement of the athletic programs at HSE High School. RVC directly assists HSE athletes, coaches, and booster clubs.

Everyone is invited to become a member of the RVC. You do not need to have an HSE athlete or even be an HSE High School family to join. Annual memberships have a variety of levels with which to participate. RVC membership forms can also be found at

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