Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Quarter Auction: Fun Way to Help Swim Team



By Coastal Breeze News Staff

Want to try something different and fun while helping the Marco Island Swim Team raise needed funds? If you answered “Yes,” then check out the Quarter Auction on Saturday, February 18 at the Greater Marco Family YMCA, 101 Sandhill Street, Marco Island.

You may be wondering, what exactly is a Quarter Auction? A Quarter Auction is the combination of an auction, a raffle, and Bingo.

It works like this: Upon arrival at the auction you can purchase a numbered paddle for $3 to bid on items. Some people will buy more than one paddle to play more than one game at a time. (Additional paddles available for $2 each.) You can use the same paddle all day to bid quarters on auction items that have been provided by vendors and local businesses. As an item is presented, if you want to bid, you simply put the bid amount in a bowl provided and then raise your paddle in the air. If the auctioneer picks your number, you win the item. Your bid amount could range from only one to four quarters. You can walk away with an amazing item valued from $20 to over $100 for the cost of a few quarters.

Come early to see what items you will be playing for. Gift baskets, gift certificates, jewelry, health and beauty products, and household décor are just some of the items you can expect to see.

In addition to the auction, other activities will entertain you. There will be many vendors showcasing a variety of goods and services. You can also try your luck with a 50/50 raffle. If you are hungry, enjoy the delicious baked goods and refreshments that will be available for purchase. This is a fun event to attend, either solo or with friends. And, the Quarter Auction is for a good cause. All proceeds will benefit the Marco Island Swim Team. The swimmers on the team are youth between 7 and 16 years old. Funds are needed for equipment, uniforms, and travel to swim meets.

Admission to the Quarter Auction is free. The doors open at 1 PM to allow a preview of the items and shopping. The Quarter Auction will take place from 2-4 PM.

This event is being sponsored by the Greater Marco Family YMCA and Team Pink SWFL, Inc. There are still opportunities available for sponsors and vendors to participate.

For more information, go to www.eventbrite.com/e/quarter-mania-for-ymca-marco-island-swim-team-tickets-30974527646, or call Tina Nash at 239-530-8152.

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