Tickets Available for 23rd Annual Purple and Gold Auction
Courtesy: Western Illinois Athletics  
Release: Friday 08/20/2012
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MACOMB, Ill. - A luxury box at a Chicago Bulls game is just one of the many items available for Leatherneck fans to bid on during the upcoming Western Illinois Athletics Department's 23rd annual Purple and Gold Auction. The event is scheduled for Saturday, August 25th and will be held inside Western Hall.

Those wanting to attend the Auction can purchase tickets online at or call the Athletics Department at (309) 298-1190. Tickets are $35 per person, or to purchase a table for eight people is $250. For more information or to donate items call or log on to

Money raised from recent Auctions have helped renovate the Athletics Academic Services office complex, strength and conditioning equipment, and this year monies will go to update the athletic training rooms - utilized by the more than 400 Leatherneck student-athletes from all 20 Division I sport programs.

The event will begin at 5 p.m. with a social, silent auction and two cash raffles. A dinner buffet and live auction will follow.

Some of the other featured items include:
- One week in a condo in the Florida Keys

- Year supply of Coca-Cola and use of a vending machine

- Rockola Intrigue 8000 jukebox

- Golf package for two (2) at Crane Creek Golf Course

- Crislu Tennis Bracelet

- Game tickets for the Chicago Bears, Chicago Cubs, Chicago White Sox and Milwaukee Brewers.

- Become an Honorary Coach for the Leatherneck Football game at Iowa State in Ames (travel and hotel with the team provided)

- Honorary coaching opportunities with the volleyball, women's basketball, softball, and baseball programs.

- Brian Urlacher autographed photo

- Autographed Derek Rose photo of him dunking with LeBron James and the Miami Heat looking on during the NBA Playoffs.

- A Hayden Fry autographed Iowa Hawkeyes game-worn helmet

- Autograph photo of Chicago Bears great Walter Payton

- Indoor and Outdoor Grill


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