CU Booster Auction Raises Over $11,000 for Athletics

CU Booster Auction Raises Over $11,000 for Athletics

Aug. 10, 2009

For Immediate Release


Head football coach Perry Thomas gets a laugh out of something Rhonda Smith tells him as items are being auctioned at the Annual CU Booster Dinner and Auction. (CU photo by Richard RoBards)



Campbellsville University Booster Auction Clears $11,672 to Help Athletics


By Richard RoBards, correspondent


CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – The Fifth Annual Campbellsville University Booster Auction and Dinner raised about one-third of the organization’s annual budget Thursday night, according to Chuck Vaughn, director of the Big Maroon Club.


“It looks like we’re going to clear $11,672,” Vaughn said. “That’s about $300 less than last year, but still pretty good in a bad economy.”


The CU Boosters help support athletics and the money raised during the event Aug. 6 will go directly into the athletic general fund and will help purchase uniforms and other athletic supplies for all the sports programs, according to Vaughn.


“Every sport will be the beneficiary,” he said.


The money raised was generated in several different ways, including the auctioning of about 27 items, a silent auction and sponsorships. There were 225 people in attendance.

Laura Hord enjoys the CU Athletic Booster Club Dinner and Auction. (CU photo by Richard RoBards)


“I want to thank those who support our student-athletes at Campbellsville University by attending the annual Booster Club dinner and auction,” said Rusty Hollingsworth, CU director of athletics. “The evening was a success due to the generosity of many individuals and businesses in our community.”


“The athletic boosters and the university really appreciate the many businesses and individuals who donated items and made the evening so enjoyable,” Vaughn said.


Citizens Bank and Trust Co. Inc. and Wise Dentistry for Kids were Gold  ($500) sponsors, and Edward Jones, Bertram, Cox & Miller LLP, Dr. Randy Smoot DMD PSC, Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home and Reed Brothers Insurance were Bronze ($125) sponsors.


Local auctioneers, John Kessler, John Wayne Kessler, Darrell Kemp, Bam Hansford and DeWayne Squires, took turns at the auctioneering microphone and worked the crowd for bids.


“I am grateful to our athletic booster club for their sustained commitment to helping provide a quality experience for our student-athletes,” Hollingsworth said.

Darrell Kemp, one of several auctioneers helping the university, acknowledges a bid during the Annual CU Booster Dinner and Auction. (CU Photo by Richard RoBards)


Campbellsville University is a private, comprehensive institution located in South Central Kentucky. Founded in 1906, Campbellsville University is affiliated with the Kentucky Baptist Convention and has an enrollment of 2,601 students who represent 93 Kentucky counties, 27 states and 31 foreign nations. Listed in U.S.News & World Report’s 2009 “America’s Best Colleges,” CU is ranked 22nd in “Best Baccalaureate Colleges” in the South for the second consecutive year. CU has been ranked 16 consecutive years with U.S.News & World Report. The university has also been named to America’s Best Christian Colleges®. Campbellsville University is located 82 miles southwest of Lexington, Ky., and 80 miles southeast of Louisville, Ky. Dr. Michael V. Carter is in his 11th year as president.