Wednesday, 25 May 2016 13:45

SunDogs Auction Extravaganza impresses in its 10th year

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The 10th annual SunDogs Auction Extravaganza raised a net profit of $16,700 for the Great Plains College SunDogs Athletics program.

More than $100,000 has been raised at this event over the past 10 years.
Big ticket items including a weekend stay in Columbia Valley, a signed Tim Raines jersey and a Kal Tire wheel package were among the most popular items of the evening. The weekend package in Columbia Valley was the highest-bid auction item of the evening, raising $2,100.
“Thanks to the generosity of our local business community and dedicated attendees, we are able to put together a fun evening full of great prizes and auctions items year after year,” Colleen Ostoforoff, senior consultant, college advancement said. “Thanks to the great items donated, this year’s live auction raised $11,500.”
In addition to the live auction and cash bar, attendees enjoyed the auction X bidding, 50/50 tickets and a half-time buffet supplied by Boston Pizza.
The 10th anniversary of the SunDogs Athletics program and the SunDogs Auction was also marked with featured guest speaker Lisa Thomaidis, women’s basketball coach of the University of Saskatchewan’s 2016 CIS national championship winning team.
“The SunDogs Athletics program is a differentiator for the Swift Current Campus and a great draw for students looking to attend Great Plains College,” Ostoforoff added. “This auction does a great to deal to support the SunDogs Athletics program and scholarships, and we couldn’t be more grateful for the support we receive every year.”
Located at the Swift Current Campus, the SunDogs athletes are a vital contributor to the life, vitality and enthusiasm of the campus and community.
The SunDogs are part of the Prairie Athletic Conference, a varsity program that supports and promotes student athletes locally and throughout the province of Saskatchewan.
This event wouldn’t be possible without the generous support of sponsors, (food) Boston Pizza, (exclusive beer), Black Bridge Brewery, (event) SaskTel, Melhoff Electric and Living Sky Casino, and the SunDogs founding partner Prairie Post and media sponsor (Magic 97), along with many others.

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