Auction items on display at the 2013 Ram Good Time Auction.
March 5, 2013
FORT COLLINS, Colo.--The 32nd annual Ram Good Time Auction brought out Rams supporters from far and wide on Saturday, March 2, and served notice that enthusiasm about Colorado State athletics is as strong as ever. The event raised a total of $276,797 toward scholarships for Colorado State student-athletes, believed to be among the highest totals in the event's history.
The annual event, held at the Embassy Suites in Loveland, attracted an enormous crowd of more than 800, making it one of the most well-attended to date. Attendees enjoyed the opportunity to bid on a wide array of silent and live auction items, and enjoy a delicious dinner and program while celebrating the success and the bright future of CSU Athletics.
"The Ram Good Time Auction is a tremendous event that showcases the passion and commitment of those who support athletics at Colorado State University," said Director of Athletics Jack Graham. "We are grateful for that support in funding athletics scholarships and changing the lives of our student-athletes."
Many attendees describe the annual event as being like a family reunion, considering friendships that span generations. CBS4 Denver news anchor and Colorado State alumnus Jim Benemann served as emcee for the event. CSU President Dr. Tony Frank spoke during the program, the first time a president of the university has spoken at the event. Graham also spoke, and track and field student-athletes Carson Rowley and Whitney Henderson shared with the audience the impact of scholarships that are funded by events such as the Ram Good Time Auction.
Among the premium live auction items were a trip with the football team to its game at Alabama in September and a bus trip to the 2013 Rocky Mountain Showdown, both of which sold for bids of $10,000. The highest-grossing item was a complete backyard renovation donated by Kris Nylander and Alpine Gardens, that went for $17,500.
Ram Club member Ryan Schaefer won the $1,000 Coors Cash Drawing and Ram Club member Christian Ray won the Ram Club Raffle for a VIP package to this year's Rocky Mountain Showdown.
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