The Center Rotary Club’s 28th annual Fun for Funds auction is coming up from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. tomorrow night, Tuesday from the Windham Civic Center.
Monies raised from the auction benefit the Catherine Pinkston Roughrider Scholarship Fund to help students at Center High School pursue a higher education.
Rotary club president J.J. Ford says the event is turning out to be an auction full of unique opportunities. She said among the items in a one-of-a-kind custom Taylor Made golf bag produced in limited quantity for the George W. Bush Institutes "Warrior Open 2014" in Las Colinas, and is autographed by the former president "No. 43"--the value is priceless.
Also, the family of late Center High School teacher and tennis coach, Doug Andrews have given a Cotton Bowl Football Game package in his memory. Doug's daughter, Eve Andrews Wiley and her husband Blake of Dallas made the donation.
The auction's website, funforfunds.org and the Rotary Club's Facebook will contain more auction items. Early bidding for auction items begins today. The live online benefit auction starts at 6 p.m. Tuesday for four hours.
Ms. Ford said to be sure and keep up with the auction because some items are only available for bidding for one hour before a new list is offered. She noted some items will be available for bidding all four hours up until the 10 p.m. deadline.
The event will be aired on Center Broadcasting Company stations KDET 930 AM and KQBB 100.5 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Also, viewable online via a live webcast, and on Suddenlink Cable Channel 2.
Over the years, the event has raised over $1 million for the Roughrider Scholarship Foundation. Last year's Fun for Funds raised some $40,000. All donations are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law.
The Center Rotary Club is also celebrating its 90th anniversary this month.