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Tampa's Silent Auction for the United Way

Oct 22, 2010

People walked slowly around the tables. One picked up the pair of champagne glasses in the blue felt presentation box to confirm they were indeed crystal. She pulled out a pen and added her name to the bottom of the list, adding $5 to the bid.

The bidding continued for five hours. Items such as a Tampa Bay Lightning hockey jersey, chocolate truffles, and a Wounded Warrior dri-fit shirt were there to be won. It was hard to tell who got the best deal, but Jason Simmons (pictured) was mighty proud of the foosball table he won. The contributor, Tampa General Manager Glenn Robinson, even provided free delivery! One auction winner paid for her item then contributed her change to the United Way, too. In all, the good Virginia College folks in Tampa contributed $438 to the real winner of the silent auction... the United Way!

(Note: November 1, 2010 is the new deadline for ECA employees to turn in pledges to the United Way toward our 2011 campaign goal of $125,000.)