Dollar auction will help LCSC men's basketball team
The Lewis-Clark State College men’s basketball team will hold a dollar auction fundraiser and dinner on May 12, starting at 6 p.m., at the St. Stanislaus Gymnasium, located at 641 5th Ave. in Lewiston.
Admission is $10 per person, which includes dinner, two drink tickets, and the opportunity to participate in the dollar and silent auctions. A no-host bar also will be available.
During this dollar auction, a person with his back to the audience will set a pre-determined amount of time for an auction item to be up for bid. The time, which will be accompanied by music, will range from 20 to 90 seconds. There will be two runners at each table and they will have table number signs in their hands. When an item goes up for bid, anyone at the table wanting to bid on the item will hold up a dollar bill. A runners will then hold up the table number, which the auctioneer will call off. When a runner hears the number called, the runner will take a dollar bill from a bidder holding that bill in the air, and then quickly move to the next bidder at the table.
The auctioneer will call off the numbers quickly to allow dollar bills to be gathered. When the music stops, the person who held up the last dollar bill collected when time expired will win that item. If needed, a neutral judge will determine the winner.
Several donated items will be available during the auction, including paintings, a DVD player, gift certificates, clothing and apparel items, Avista NAIA World Series tickets, hair cut and oil change certificates, a basketball camp waiver, and other items.
A silent auction also is planned for the evening, and there will a “bank” available where attendees can cash a check or use a credit card to obtain more $1 bills.
Tickets to the event can be purchased by contacting the LCSC athletic department at 792-2275 or e-mailing coaches Tim Walker at firstname.lastname@example.org; or Rick Dessing at email@example.com