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FMU Athletics To Hold Auction on Saturday, Feb. 28

FLORENCE, S.C. – The Francis Marion University Athletic Department will hold its sixth-annual Swamp Fox Club Benefit Auction, Saturday, Feb. 28.

The auction is being held in conjunction with that day’s Homecoming 2004 festivities and the men’s and women’s basketball doubleheader with Augusta State University.  The women’s game will begin at 2 p.m., followed by the men’s contest at 4 p.m.

The auction will consist of two parts: a silent auction from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. and a live auction  beginning at 6:30 p.m.  The silent auction will be held in the Smith University Center gymnasium and the live auction will be held in the newly completed FMU faculty/alumni house, The Cottage.

Participants will have the opportunity to place bids on items in the silent auction until bidding closes at 5:30 p.m., and then the merchandise will be awarded.

Tickets for the live auction are $5 for Swamp Fox Club members (Coaches Club level or below) and $10 for all others. Heavy hors d’oeuvres will be served. Participants in the live auction must be 21 years old.  Tickets are available from the Francis Marion athletic office (843-661-1240) and can also be purchased at the door.

There is no admission charge to the silent auction, and admission to that day’s basketball games is also free.

All proceeds from the event will go to assist student-athletes and the Patriot athletic program. This year, nearly 100 items have been donated from local and national outlets.

Among the items in the silent auction will be gift certificates and admission passes, sports apparel, and numerous autographed items (Tennessee, UConn, Temple, Indiana, Florence Pride, Carolina Panthers, Kent Anderson).

Among the items in the live auction are vacation/getaway packages; fishing trips; golf packages; four tickets to the Coca Cola 600 race at Charlotte; an autographed Boston Celtics Paul Pierce jersey, and autographed Sterling Marlin car (metal) hood, and a Honda ATV.

For more information about the auction, contact FMU softball coach Jack Byerley at 843-661-1238.


Last Published: March 16, 2004 11:51 AM
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