The Lewis-Clark State College men’s basketball team will holds its annual Dollar Auction fundraiser on Friday, April 12 at 5:30 p.m. the Lewiston Roundup Ground’s Ketch Pen.
Tickets are $15 apiece and include dinner along with complimentary beer/wine/soft drinks. Tickets can be purchased at the ticket office on the second floor of the Activity Center or by calling 208-792-2471 or 208-792-2865.
Several donated items will be available during the auction, and all proceeds will benefit the LCSC men’s basketball scholarship fund. The Warriors went 26-6 this past season, climbed to a program-best No. 3 ranking, and advanced to the NAIA National Tournament for the first time since 2008.
During the 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 runner 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.
Potlatch No. 1 Federal Credit Union, a major sponsor of Warrior athletics, will be on hand to help exchange larger bills for ones.