SPRINGHILL Helping with yearly expenditures of over $100,000 is why Cumberland Blues executive president Doug Williams says fundraising events are vital in running the organization.
On Feb. 20 the club will be holding its annual fundraising auction for the Jr. B team at the Lamp Cabin, with many big ticket items on the venue.
The evening will begin with happy hour at the Lamp Cabin from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. [then] the auction beginning at 8 p.m., team trainer Brent MacDonald said.
Its not only travel and equipment that the club pays for. The club also assists players with the cost of their education and because players are not all from the area we also give gas mileage for when they travel back and forth between home and here, Williams said.
Items the Cumberland Blues have on the bidding block include Chris Pronger autographed jersey (Anaheim Ducks), team Canada Patrick Cormier autographed jersey, 30 hours of construction labour, brush blueberry harvester, tandem load of gravel, tandem load of top soil, autographed Blues jersey, Blues jacket, fax machine printer and copier, motor cross helmet, jumbo tree pruner, two hours land mulching, three foot tole painted bench, French door, three pairs of shutters (any size or colour), hunting jacket, golf package, Blues pass, set of tires, wood carving bird, autographed Cody Roach charcoal drawing and Sidney Crosby charcoal drawing.
These are the live auction items, there are also many more auction items that will be up for bidding, Williams said.
Tickets to get in to the auction are $10 each and MacDonald said anyone wishing to bid in the auction must have a ticket.