Hartwick College Athletics Hosts 17th ’Wick Benefit Auction

Hartwick College Athletics will host the annual ’Wick Benefit Auction from 6 – 9 p.m. on Thursday, October 24 at the Carriage House Event Center, 790 South Side Drive, in Oneonta. Admission is $50 per person; $90 per couple. Proceeds from the event will benefit the College’s athletics program and enhance the scholar-athlete experience.

Now in its 17th year, the annual event typically raises more than $40,000 for Hartwick College Athletics, bringing together more than 150 alumni, parents, and friends of the College, including scores of local community supporters.

“The Benefit Auction is an opportunity to bring together the Hartwick Community and all the friends and families of the College in support of our student-athletes,” said Hartwick College Athletic Director John Czarnecki. “I would like to extend my sincere thanks to those donors who have contributed and those who will support the event through purchasing these great items. This event really showcases the fact that our amazing student-athlete have so much support from our community.”

At Hartwick, 33% of the student body play on one of 19 Division III varsity sports teams.

A variety of “silent” auction items will be available until the “live” auction begins. The live items are high-value pieces that will be auctioned by guest auctioneer Donald Turnbull of Morris Auction Gallery. Silent items will be on display throughout the evening.

Guests can also sample food, beer, and wine – provided throughout the evening by leading area beverage distributors – as they consider their bids.

At the benefit auction, baseball fans will have opportunities to win two seats on field level for a game at Yankee Stadium; this package also includes access to the MVP Club and VIP parking.

Football fans can win tickets to a two tickets to see Syracuse University battle Boston College in an important Atlantic Coast Conference game on November 2. Basketball fans can also see Syracuse take University of Virginia on January 11, 2020.

Golfers can vie for rounds of golf at Oneonta Country Club, Leatherstocking Golf Course in Cooperstown, Thunderhart Golf Course in Freehold, NY, and Sunny Hill Resort & Golf Course in Greenville, NY.

Sports fans can also win a signed jersey from New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist or a signed photo of New York Jets legend Joe Namath.

“Foodies” can bid on gift certificates to a variety of area restaurants, including the Autumn Café, B-Side Ballroom & Supper Club, Bella Michaels, Simply Thai and Buffalo Wild Wings.

Tickets to a performance of the smash hit “Come From Away” on Broadway are also up for bids.

Other live and silent auction items include a one-month pass to Table Rock Fitness in Oneonta, a Roden & Fields gift basket, a selection of fine wines and premium bourbon, and a Michael Kors bag.

Auction items have been generously donated by local and regional businesses, alumni, and friends of the College.

RSVPs are requested by October 18 and can be made online at www.hartwickalumni.org/auction19.

For more information on the event or to donate an item for the auction, contact Assistant Vice President for Development and Engagement Sue Ferris at 607-431-4021 or ferriss@hartwick.edu.

Hartwick College is a private liberal arts and sciences college of 1,200 students, located in Oneonta, NY, in the northern foothills of the Catskill Mountains. Hartwick’s expansive curriculum emphasizes an experiential approach to the liberal arts. Through personalized teaching, collaborative research, a distinctive January Term, a wide range of internships, and vast study-abroad opportunities, Hartwick ensures that students are prepared for not just their first jobs, but for the world ahead. A Three-Year Bachelor’s Degree Program and strong financial aid and scholarship offerings keep a Hartwick education affordable.

Contact:     David Lubell
E-mail:        lubelld@hartwick.edu
Phone:        607-431-4031

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