Doug Self, Sports Information Director
WEATHERFORD, Okla. – Southwestern Oklahoma State University will host their 11th-annual SWOSU Athletic Fundraiser Dinner Auction inside the Pioneer Cellular Event Center on August 5th, 2017. The event – which has become one of the signature events of the summer in western Oklahoma – will feature a ‘VIP Experience’ theme this year.
“The SWOSU Athletic Association continues to make this annual event one not to be missed,” said Garrett King, SWOSU Foundation Executive Director. “Our Bulldogs benefit greatly from the support of generous private givers, and we all enjoy this annual time of fellowship and celebration.”
The auction will be held in the Pioneer Cellular Event Center for the fourth straight year, allowing attendees to enjoy the state of the art facility on the Weatherford campus. A silent auction will take place from 5:30 – 7:30 pm with dinner served at 7:30 pm before the live auction gets underway at 8:00 pm. Tickets for the auction will go on sale Monday, June 12 and they can be purchased through the SWOSU Foundation. Single event tickets are $55 each while a sponsorship table seating eight can be purchased for $500. Food and drinks are all inclusive with an event ticket. For further information about ticket and table purchases, you can contact Brandi Rizzi with the SWOSU Foundation at 774-3156 or by email at [email protected].
All proceeds from the auction benefit SWOSU’s athletic scholarship budget. For more information about the auction, visit the Auction Homepage on SWOSUAthletics.com as it will be updated with a full list of items periodically throughout the summer.
“The SWOSU Athletic Auction has seen tremendous growth over the past decade and we look forward to another great event this year,” SWOSU Athletic Director Todd Thurman said. “The Auction always provides an enjoyable night for our fans, who come together and help us raise funds that enable us to provide more scholarships for the student-athletes that represent our great university in a first-class fashion.”
Anyone interested in donating items to the auction or needing further information about the event is encouraged to contact Jessica Heard at [email protected] or by phone at 580-774-6330.