Carolina Auction Raises $100,000 for Research

By Staff Writer June 01, 2018

Carolina Auto Auction hosted its 13th annual charity golf tournament on May 15.


The auction combined the golf tournament with a special dinner and various fundraising efforts during a 3-day event and raised $100,000 toward melanoma research at The Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University.


The festivities kicked off May 14 with a special Legacy dinner and VIP auction, along with special guest speaker Frank Martin, head coach of the University of South Carolina basketball team that made the Final Four in 2017.  CAA sold tickets to the dinner and auction where 13 live auction items such as a Bret Michaels signed guitar, a Charlie Daniels fiddle, a Wheel of Fortune prize package that includes tickets to the show, were auctioned off.   


Carolina also had 13 silent auction items available to the highest bidders.  


The action continued the next day with the four-man captain’s choice event held at Cobbs Glen Country Club.  This year the auction had such an overwhelming response from golfers that it had to split the golfers into morning and afternoon flights in order to accommodate the 160 golfers signed up.  
Carolina Auto Auction brought in Miss South Carolina Suzi Roberts, along with the Rally Cats and Clemson Tiger mascot, to support the event as special guests.  CAA also held a special raffle for its attending golfers.


In conjunction with the tournament, Carolina Auto Auction held a large raffle that ran from April 11 – May 16 with over 30 items available to win.  The auction sold over 300 raffle tickets with all proceeds being added to the overall donation.


This is the second year in a row that CAA has raised over $100,000 for Winship Cancer Institute, and it honors the struggle of millions around the world who have battled cancer, including its founder and owner, Henry Stanley, who received treatment from Winship in Atlanta.  

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