A sell-out crowd of more than 500 guests was on hand at the 31st Annual BK Boosters Auction held on April 1. The event, which was held in the school’s gymnasium, was attended by parents, alumni, and friends of the school. The bill of fare included dinner provided by Carrabba’s Italian Grill and dessert compliments of Bruster’s Ice Cream.
Professional auctioneer Luman Beasley, who volunteered his services for the evening, kept the bidding going as an enthusiastic crowd raised their paddles in the live auction portion of the program. The silent auction tables featured beautiful gift baskets, gift certificates for restaurants and getaways, and items including electronics, sports memorabilia, sporting goods, housewares, jewelry, artwork and more.
The committee reports that event sponsorships and auction item sales combined helped the event turn a $130,000 net profit. The club will use the money for projects that benefit the academic and athletic programs offered at Bishop Kenny High School. Since 1986 the auction has generated over $2.5 million and has helped to pay for countless projects large and small.