Tiger Auction raises nearly $200,000


Despite the transition to a virtual method, this year’s 11th annual Tiger Auction generated $194,310.56. More than four hundred individuals registered to bid on one of the 289 online auction items. The 409 bidders included Tiger supporters from 13 states – Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Kansas, Illinois, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Texas.

“We would like to express our sincere gratitude to all of the Tiger fans for their incredible generosity during these challenging times,” said Director of Athletics Curtis Hammeke.

Tiger Nation showed up in full force to support Auction Item #40, an annual donation initiative with funds directed toward specific needs or improvements for the department of athletics. This year the money given to Item #40 will go directly to support the operational funds of the department due to the loss/reduction of typical revenue streams. The Tiger faithful contributed an incredible $150,772.12 to Item #40.

Donations for Item #40 are accepted throughout the year. They are 100% tax deductible and can be paid in installments through the fiscal year ending June 30, 2021. Individuals or businesses interested in donating can contact the athletics office at (785) 628-4050 to set up a gift.

“Although the online route wasn’t the way we planned to conduct the auction this year, it was a great learning experience and was a great way to get Tiger fans from all over the country involved,” said assistant athletic director Matt Cook. “Moving forward, don’t be surprised if there continues to be an online element to the Tiger Auction and Dinner in addition to the live event, which we hope to hold back inside the Schmidt-Bickle Indoor Training Facility next August. Overall, we are very pleased with the results this year and we can’t thank Tiger Nation enough.”

The auction committee and athletic department look forward to hosting the 12th annual Tiger Auction and Dinner and welcoming all of Tiger nation to campus in late August 2021. Official date and time along with more information will be released in the coming months.

Contributors of $50 or more to Item #40 as of September 18 include…
Anonymous- $10,000
Patty Baconrind- $10,000
Don and Chris Bickle- $10,000
John T. Bird- $10,000
Jim and Corrine Clark- $10,000
Verlin and Elaine Pfannenstiel- $10,000
Lon and Janyth Pishny- $10,000
Brenda Reeve- $10,000
Ed and Donna Stehno- $10,000

W.R. Robbins- $7,000

Wilmer and Lorena Kellogg- $5,000

Curtis and Renee Longpine- $2,500
Tisa and Bill Mason- $2,500
Denis and Sue Miller- $2,500
Patty Stull and Rich Sieker- $2,500
Michael and Ione Slattery- $2,000
Steve and Marilyn Wood- $2,000

Terra Eck- $1,500
Jim and Hannah Barrett- $1,100
Mike and Debbie Barnett- $1,000
Gary and Sheryl Blair- $1,000
Brad Brown- $1,000
Kent Colwell- $1,000
Dave and Tasha Fate- $1,000
Larry and Judy Getty- $1,000
Luke Haines- $1,000
Curtis and Annette Hammeke- $1,000
Dave and Karen Hendrickson- $1,000
James Kuehl- $1,000
Kathy and Larry Wallert- $1,000
Rich and Marilyn Ziegler- $1,000
Paul-Wertenberger Construction- $1,000

Larry and Sandy Daugherty- $800
Ed and Mary Hammond- $523.56
Jeff and Joleen Briggs- $500
Becky Claycamp- $500
Jerol and Denise DeBoer- $500
Rick and Stephanie Dechant- $500
Craig and Kris Dewell- $500
Lynn Fisher- $500
Jim and Wanda Fouts- $500
Deb Fox- $500
Charles and Shirley Griffith- $500
Brad and Trisha Haynes- $500
Mark and Eva Junk- $500
Bob McAnany- $500
Kathryn Mitchell- $500
Brian and Kara Moore- $500
Shawna Nehls- $500
Terry Siek- $500

Sam Leben- $400
Pishny Party 50/50- $350
Jon and Lynette Armstrong- $250
Ryan and Brenda Bickle- $250
Delores Borgstadter- $250
Doug and Merrie Boucher- $250
Chris and Daphne Brown- $250
Scott Darling- $250
Dustin and Jamie Dreher- $250
Cheryl Engelland- $250
David and Sandra Fuller- $250
Jeff Holgerson- $250
David Janner- $250
Dionandre and Melissa Josenberger- $250
Russ and Meagan McNiff- $250
James Ruda- $250
Jared and Beth Schiel- $250
Dan and Mary Kay Schippers- $250
Clay and Nancy Scott- $250
Lyle Staab- $250
Kathleen Taylor- $250
Jeffry Walker- $250
Riedel’s Garden Center- $250

Jane Brady- $200
Doug and Karen Griffiths- $150
Curt Staab- $150
Kevin and Marisa Struckhoff- $150
Charles and Gay Walker- $150
Dick Palmer- $125
Keith and Donna Bieker- $100
Greg and Mary Campbell- $100
Grady and Melissa Dixon- $100
Larry Dreiling- $100
Cindy Elliott- $100
Jonathan Graupmann– $100
Stan and Neva Griffin- $100
Lance and Brenda Hoopingarner- $100
Michael and Kathleen Laubhan- $100
Diane Montano- $100
Brad Rumble- $100
Richard Schoenfeld- $100
Tim and Ruth Schumacher- $100
John and Judy Sjoholm- $100
Jake Stenzel- $100
Sean and Stephanie Walsh- $100

Larry Furthmyer- $75
Megan Purinton- $75
Gerhard Albrecht- $50
Jeff and Hayley Bieker- $50
Christine Caldwell- $50
Jay and Tina Caldwell- $50
J. Alan Feist- $50
Marilyn Goodheart- $50
David and Patricia Kaus- $50
Robert and Claudette Kraus- $50
Robert and Jan Morgenstern- $50
Patty Nicholas- $50
Carmella Thyfault- $50
State Glass Co.- $50

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