Georgia College Athletic Auction Right Around the Corner

MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – Dubbed “A Night With the Stars” featuring an old-time cinematic feel, the 12th Annual Georgia College & State University Athletic Auction hits the Centennial Center Saturday, April 10 at 6 p.m.

Tickets are $100 per couple or $500 for a reserved table. The ticket includes dinner, an open bar, an opportunity to bid on exciting items, and a chance to win $10,000 cash in a reverse raffle.

The tickets are on sale now and may be purchased by stopping by the athletics office in the Centennial Center, contacting the athletics department at (478) 445-6341, or purchasing directly from any GCSU Athletics staff member or auction committee member.

Wendell Staton, GCSU’s director of athletics, is ready to walk the red carpet for this year’s festivities.

“The Annual GCSU Athletics Auction and Reverse Raffle has become a staple in the community, said Staton. “It is a great social event for the citizens of central Georgia and provides a wonderful evening of food, fun, and fellowship. We are so pleased that the community has supported this event for nearly two decades and I look forward to personally thanking them for their support on April 10.”

The auction has typically raised between $35,000 and $40,000 each year to be put toward both special projects and scholarships for student-athletes who excel both on the playing field and working in the classroom.

With a wide array of items up for bid nearly each year, Bobcat fans attending the auction have taken home anything from vacation stays in Costa Rica, Hilton Head or Panama City, get-aways at the Ritz Carlton, a stack of coupons for free ice cream cakes or golf on Lake Oconee.

The GCSU Athletic Auction is a yearly event with a silent and traditional auction and reverse raffle open to students, faculty and community members. All proceeds of the auction are donated to the Athletic Department to provide more scholarship opportunities to athletes.

The GCSU Department of Athletics, winners of the 2008-09 PBC Commissioner's Cup, sponsors 10 varsity athletic programs at the NCAA Division II level. As a Division II program, Georgia College prides itself on balancing the life of the student-athlete, evidenced by the Bobcats' multiple appearances in post-season competition as well as documented academic success and community-service involvement. Sign up at Twitter.com username GCSUSID for up-to-the-minute reports, and visit www.GCSUBobcats.com to nominate your favorite former Bobcats and Colonials to the GCSU Athletics Hall of Fame.