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PHILADELPHIA - Thanks in part to a Temple basketball doubleheader featuring the third-largest crowd this season, the 7th Annual Owl Club Auction held Jan. 30 at the Liacouras Center set a new record for revenue, breaking the previous mark set in 2009.
Profits from the event, including the largest-ever silent auction, a 10-item live auction featuring Fox 29 personality Mike Jerrick as celebrity host, the raffle and traditional “Basket of Cheer,” netted over $56,000 in revenue for the Owl Club, the official fundraising arm for Temple Athletics. Auction proceeds are allocated to each of Temple's 24 sport programs as well as the Owl Club Unrestricted fund, which benefits all of Temple's more than 550 student-athletes.
“The success of our annual auction is a direct result of both the impact of our Owl Club volunteers as well as the generosity and 'competitive spirit' of both our item bidders and donors,” said Associate Athletics Director for Development Scott Koskoski. “We appreciate everyone's participation and are excited that Temple's student-athletes will directly benefit from this event.”
Last year's auction generated $43,000 in net revenue, making the 2010 edition over 20% more successful.
Raffle winning ticket numbers are 1019 (first prize; pair of complimentary airline tickets within US), 3240 (second prize; suite during Temple-Connecticut football game in 2010), and 4552 (third prize; $200 American Express gift card).
Volunteers for the auction include Chairs Amy Larovere, Kelly Longacre and Bill Barnes; Rick, Kevin and Kim Gross; Kate Kemery from Temple's alumni relations office; student Owl Club interns Jon Ripper, Kelsey Siano, Danielle Skinner and Natalie Schaffer; and student workers Tim Viera, Justin Oriente, Harry Gaffney and Donte Ledbetter.