Carolina Auto Auction Golfs For A Great Cause
Carolina Auto Auction hosted its 12th Annual Golf Tournament, raising over $15,000 for melanoma cancer research at The Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University. This is the first year Carolina has tied the event to charity, and the event grew to include the attendance of a number of celebrities, the largest sponsorship base they've ever had, and 110 golfers.
The 4 man Captain's Choice event was held at The Walker Course at Clemson University with a 12:00pm Shotgun Start. The auction brought in special guests including David Patten, 3-time Super Bowl Wide Receiver from the New England Patriots; Miss South Carolina Rachel Wyatt, Tajh Boyd, former All-American Clemson Quarterback; and Mrs. South Carolina Heather Crick. Former Clemson and NFL player Dalton Freeman also attended to play golf at the event with his team, and actually won the tournament at its conclusion.
CAA Marketing Manager Scott Whitaker auctioned off Patten, Boyd, Miss South Carolina, and Mrs. South Carolina to the highest bidding foursomes as a "5th player" to raise additional funds and add to the excitement of the competition.
In conjunction with the tournament, Carolina Auto Auction hosted a silent charity auction after the tournament, and a live auction the following morning before its weekly automotive auction begans. Each week 600+ car dealers converge on Anderson, SC to buy vehicles and it provides a natural bidding environment for some quality items that will increase the donation toward The Winship Cancer Institute at Emory. Among these items are several Clemson University National Championship helmets and footballs from the 2016 Championship team, autographed items from Patten and Boyd, and other donated items that contributing partners made toward the fundraising goal.
CAA is already planning its 2018 tournament with great excitement.
In addition to its extensive offering of vehicles from top national accounts such as Santander Consumer, BB&T, Remarketing Services of America, Donlen, Wheels and ARI, Carolina Auto Auction offers one of the largest dealer consignments in the Southeast. The auction holds sale every Wednesday at 10 a.m. with a salvage sale on the first and third week of each month. All 8 lanes are accessible for bidding online in real-time through Auction Pipeline and all "No Sale" units are available for purchase after the sale.
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