Club gearing up Super Auction

Posted on Monday, July 28, 2014 at 12:02 pm

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Helping kickoff the Boys and Girls Club of Morristown’s “Cars For Kids” portion of the Annual Super Auction, from left, are Boys and Girls Club Unit Director Gene Whaley, club members Aaron Goodin, Adrianna Ramos, Tanaesha Thomas, Tony Atkins with Royston Chrysler Dodge Jeep dealership, Skeet Jones Volunteer Auctioneer for 33 years, Matt Stuart, Volunteer Auctioneer and Richie Broyles long time volunteer auctioneer.

The Morristown Boys and Girls Club is kicking off its “Cars For Kids” campaign with area car dealers (new and used) for the upcoming 33rd annual Super Auction.

Helping lead the way again this year is Leroy Royston, with Royston Chrysler Dodge Jeep, who is donating a 1995 Jeep.

The primary purpose of the “Cars for Kids” campaign is to solicit area car dealers as well as local companies and individuals with the hopes of each donating a vehicle to support the more than 1,776 members served by the club.

This year’s Super Auction, which is the club’s largest annual fundraiser, will be held Saturday, Aug. 9 beginning at 10 a.m. with the “Cars donated for Kids” being auctioned off beginning at noon.

The goal for this year’s auction is $72,000.

With only a couple of weeks remaining until the Super Auction, organizers are accepting donations for the auction block. They are also encouraging contributors to “drive” up donations with cars, boats, ATV’s, motorcycles, RV’s or other vehicles for the “Cars for Kids” portion of the auction.

So far, several dealerships and individuals have already pledged to support this year’s effort including Royston-Chrysler Dodge Jeep, Tarr Chevrolet, Gene and Carol Kennedy, Lorena Himmelsbach, Clifford Ballard and Joe Lester.

Executive director of the club, John Seals said he hopes to see the “Cars for Kids” program exceed the number of donated cars from last year.

“Leroy Royston has supported this event by donating a car every year since opening his dealership many many years ago. We truly appreciate him for his continued support and kicking off our Cars for Kids Campaign. We also want to thank our entire community for the support they have given our organization for the last 56 years. We are once again asking everyone to please consider supporting the Super Auction again this year by making a donation,” Seals said.

All types of donations are being accepted along with the vehicles including furniture, jewelry, farm equipment, sports memorabilia, appliances, antiques, exercise equipment, office furniture, gift certificates and more.

To make a donation contact the club at 423-586-2331 or 423-586-2334 or by e-mail at bgcm@musfiber.com. All donations are tax deductible.

The Boys and Girls club of Morristown is a participating agency of the United Way of Hamblen County.

-From Contributed Reports

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