Boys & Girls Club of Morristown’s 39th Annual Super Auction Set for Aug. 8

Auctioneer Ritchie Broyles works a previous Boys & Girls Club Super Auction. This year’s auction is set for August 8.

TheBoys & Girls Club of Morristown’s 39th Annual Super Auction is set to take place beginning at 10 a.m., Saturday, August 8.

This year’s campaign has officially started with several really nice items already donated including: three building lots, a variety of furniture pieces, bedding, outdoor furniture, appliances and so much more.

“We are so excited to announce our event date and have already received some great donations from some great supporters,” Executive Director John Seals said.

In a little more than a month, the club facility on Sulphur Springs Road in Morristown will be transformed into an auction house with live auctioneers to help raise money to support the club’s members.

This year’s auction will feature some slight changes with several steps being taken to make sure that the event is safe for all who attend.

The goal for this year’s Super Auction is set at $80,000. The proceeds from the annual fundraiser go toward the operating costs of running the club facility, including utilities, insurance, staff wages/salaries and general supplies.

The daily expenses required to operate an organization that keeps more than 1,660 children involved in dozens of daily activities and programs are enormous. So, the Super Auction is key in raising the funds necessary to support those expenses.

“This is our largest annual fundraiser and this year’s goal is a lofty one,” Seals stated. “We are once again asking our community to help support the club and the more than 1,660 children and teens we serve. We have been so fortunate over the years to receive support from so many local individuals, businesses and industries. Those who would like to support the club can donate an item or a service, make a cash contribution, donate a gift certificate or just pray for us.”

This year’s Super Auction committee is made up of members of the club’s board of directors charged with spearheading the event. The Committee includes Ritchie Broyles (lead auctioneer), Scott Shafer and Leroy Royston (who will lead the effort to encourage local car dealerships to donate vehicles for the “Cars for Kids” portion of the auction), David Wild, Logan Wild, Rudy Abate, Leigh Sempkowski, Jeremy Menees and Link Gibbons.

“We are so thankful for our board members who spend countless hours, both at the club and out in the community to rally support for our club programs,” Seals said. “And we owe a special thanks to our Super Auction Committee members who are putting it all together.”

Some of the club programs and activities offered annually includes fun activities like swimming, basketball, fitness activities, the club swim team, the TEENSupreme Center, after school homework and tutoring, reading programs, job readiness/placement, arts classes, music lessons, talent shows, technology classes, character and leadership clubs, discovery trips, after-school snacks and meals, sports clinics and so much more.

“We are asking the community for your support again this year. Please consider making a contribution to support the deserving kids and teens we serve.” Seals said. “It truly takes a village to support our kids.”

For those willing to donate please call 423-586-2331, 423-586-2334 or email bgcm@musfiber.com. Pick up service is available.

TheBoys & Girls Club of Morristown is a participating agency of the United Way of Hamblen County.