The day’s highlight was the Memorabilia Auction which began at about 4pm; a quick headcount had approx 200 bidders and spectators for the auction, which delighted the committee after 10 hours of playing, drinking and eating. Local Auctioneer, Jason Borthwick had charge of the gavel, while ‘’ Cactus’’ Moran and his team of spotters were ready to pounce on any bid.
64 items were offered up to the punters and the prime item was a Framed Australian Jersey signed by Bob McCarthy, Ron Coote and Noel Kelly which fetched $2,500 other items ranged from $500 down to $35, some items we thought would attract more spirited bidding, for example the signed N.S.W. State of Origin Jersey was a steal at $500 while other items, especially some entertainment memorabilia (Slim Dusty and Michael Jackson) which we hadn’t displayed before were a pleasant surprise. Overall the committee were extremely pleased with the result.
A special thankyou must go to Graham Eadie and Steve Martin for their unselfish donation of signatures on Manly items, their valuable time, their social skills and willingness to mingle with people unknown to them and their knowledge, which they readily passed on to local coaches, trainers and players. Hopefully we can use their expertise in the near future.
To sum up, a great day was had by all. The money raised will go to fulfilling Louis’s vision of the local youth reaching their full potential or at least encourage them to get onto the sporting arena, where a door will open for that potential to surface and be nurtured.
For more info about the day contact
Jeneane on 02 6568 3066 or email her on firstname.lastname@example.org