Utah State Athletics Department Will Hold Its Fourth Annual Women's Sports Auction On November 9
Oct. 17, 2007
LOGAN, Utah - The Utah State University Athletics Department is holding the Fourth Annual Women's Sports Auction at this year's "Get in the Game" luncheon. The event is based on the popular Big Blue Aggie Auction with a little twist...it's for women only. All women are invited to attend to support women athlete scholarships at USU. "It is a women supporting women event," says Becky Spetman, luncheon organizer.
Of course there are a few men who attend. Along with Becky's husband, Randy, Director of Athletics at Utah State, several of the male coaches for the female sports will be in attendance. "We'll also have some of the female athletes in attendance so the ladies can meet them, get to know them, and see how their support affects the athletes," Becky explains.
She and her committee of ten ladies are working hard to obtain some fun and unusual items for this year's auction. Auction items include things women would enjoy like spa pampering packages, trips, hair care products, art and great foods. But items for husbands and kids are also there as gift ideas for the ladies. The chance to have Big Blue attend a private event, the opportunity for a child to be an official Aggie Cheerleader at an upcoming women's basketball game, or the chance to attend a future Aggie summer sports camp are all offered at the auction. And Nike has supported the event the last three years with a signed Mia Hamm jersey and signed Maria Sharapova tennis dresses, so interest to see what Nike might provide this year is high.
Donations from community businesses are essential to the event's success. "I appreciate all the Cache Valley, Ogden and Salt Lake City businesses who donate to this great event. We couldn't help these female athletes without them," Becky comments. "Many of our athletes would not be attending college without athletic scholarships. It is a chance for them to succeed in academics and at life along with athletics."
This year's event will be held at the Copper Mill Restaurant on November 9th at 11am. Silent auction items may be viewed and bid upon from 11-12:15 with a soup, salad and sandwich lunch following. A live auction will proceed during the lunch. Anyone who would like to attend needs to make a reservation by October 29th by calling Kristin at 797-1850. Items up for bid can be found on the internet at www.UtahStateAggies.com.