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The 28th Annual Purple and Gold Auction, hosted by Western Illinois University Athletics and the Leatherneck Club, is set for Saturday, August 12, 2017 inside air-conditioned Western Hall. The event, which supports WIU student-athletes, will feature a social, silent auction, two cash raffles, dinner, a program featuring WIU student-athletes and coaches, and a live auction. Registration is available at leathernecktickets.com.
The evening begins at 5:00 p.m. with a social, silent auction, and two cash raffles worth $500 each. A delicious Sodexo dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m., and the silent auction will close at 7:45 p.m. At that time, guests will hear from WIU student-athletes Emily Clemens (Women’s Basketball) and Brett Taylor (Football). Lowderman Auction Company will begin the live auction at 8:00 p.m.
Several marquee items will be on the auction block, including: a 2014 Club Car Precedent electric golf cart, a one-week getaway to Steamboat Springs, Colorado, a VIP trip with WIU Football to Coastal Carolina in Myrtle Beach, tickets to see the Cardinals/Cubs/Bears, a one-week getaway to The SeaDog Inn in Cabrera, Dominican Republic, two VIP passes to the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Chicagoland 400, memorabilia, a VIP trip with WIU Women’s Basketball to the University of Illinois, diamond jewelry, and so much more!
Guests will hear from Director of Athletics Matt Tanney, and also from two outstanding WIU student-athletes – Summit League Player of the Year Emily Clemens (Women’s Basketball) and All-American linebacker Brett Taylor (Football). All guests also have a chance to win a great door prize from WIU Athletics, in addition to two $500 cash raffle prizes courtesy of Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home, Colchester State Bank, First Bankers Trust Company, and Reusch Butler & Associates.
All proceeds from the 28th Annual Purple & Gold Auction will enhance the experience of Leatherneck student-athletes. To register, visit leathernecktickets.com.
Leatherneck fans can support WIU Athletics by providing a variety of gifts and services (experiences, vacations, sports memorabilia, event tickets, etc.) to the Purple & Gold Auction. Donate here.
5:00 p.m. – Doors open | Social, silent auction, and raffle ticket sales begin
6:30 p.m. – Sodexo dinner
7:30 p.m. – Announcement of raffle winner and introduction of student-athlete speakers
7:45 p.m. – Silent auction closes
8:00 p.m. – Live auction begins