3rd Annual Tiger Auction (2012)
Bid numbers were flying Saturday evening at the 3rd Annual Tiger Auction and Dinner. Not only was the event a great way to kick off the 2012-2013 FHSU Athletic season, but over $175,000 was raised throughout the evening! The Tiger Auction and Dinner took place Saturday, August 25 at the Fort Hays State University Ballroom and proceeds will benefit the FHSU Athletic Department. With more than 450 Tiger fans in attendance, the event was packed with over 300 items, both large and small. Whether people were looking for a vacation getaway, work by a local artist or a pontoon party cruise, the auction certainly had something for everyone.
“This event not only jump starts our season, but it also gives Tigers, young and old, a chance to engage with old friends, teammates, coaches, etc. while supporting the program they hold close to their heart,” said Tim Callahan, Assistant Athletic Director at FHSU. Just as the dinner portion of the evening was drawing to an end, the ballroom became filled with more Tiger pride than you could ever imagine as the FHSU marching band began playing the Fort Hays fight song. Needless to say, the music pepped everyone up for the live Auction, which included 80 items.
The most successful portion of the night revolved around “Live Auction Item #40”, which concentrated on some additional needs of the Athletic Department. Some of these needs include purchasing cages and nets for the baseball and softball teams, as well as the track and field throwing events inside the Training Facility. The approximate cost for these items stands at $60,000 and the Athletic Department was thrilled to raise over $57,000 throughout this particular auction item.
"The Tiger Auction and Dinner has rapidly become an outstanding event, not only as a fundraiser for Tiger Athletics, but as a means of unifying our various constituents for a common cause in an enjoyable atmosphere," said Curtis Hammeke, Director of Athletics at FHSU. "I continue to be amazed and grateful for the support from the many individuals who have worked to make this evening a great success!" Hammeke added.
THANK YOU to the many businesses and individuals who have shown their incredible support to assure the success of the 2012 Tiger Auction and Dinner. A special thanks to our sponsors: Fort Hays State University Foundation, CERV’s, Fox Kansas, Eagle Communications and BOS Motorsports.
Mark your calendars for the 4th Annual Tiger Auction and Dinner, which will take place Saturday, August 24, 2013!