Wraps Up Record-Breaking Charger 300 Event
March 17, 2012
Theater was rocking Thursday night as the college held its third-annual
300 fundraiser to support the basketball, volleyball and baseball
record-setting crowd of more than 400 people were on hand for the
raffle, which awarded one lucky ticket holder the $10,000 grand prize.
helped to bring in approximately $20,000 for the athletics program
sale of tickets and a silent and live auction. More than $14,000 in
was awarded out to winning ticket holders, including the grand prize
Buckeye Charter Bus Company, who generously donated half of the prize
back to the school.
“We had a
tremendous outpouring of support for this year’s Charger 300 event,”
Hare, athletic director. “The money we raise through this event helps
many of the costs that our athletic teams incur throughout the year and
provides a lot of opportunities to our athletes that they wouldn’t
have, such as participating in post-season tournaments.”
a live auction was added to the evening’s activities, with items
box seats at Dayton Dragons games to a landscaping prize featuring four
of work from the newly formed Edison Club Baseball Team. Nearly 20
also added to a silent auction donated by area businesses and community
members, which together with the live auction helped to bring in
to the total collected.
University of Dayton basketball star Derrick Dukes served as the
emcee, calling out tickets and joking with attendees throughout the
the remaining tickets dwindled down to the final few.
have a lot of people to thank both in the community and right here at
said Hare. “This is the first year we’ve been able to sell out the
advance and the record turnout shows that we’ve got something really
continue building on.”
teams compete in the Ohio Community College Athletic Conference and are
of the National Junior College Athletic Association Division II.
athletic programs provide a unique opportunity to athletes who may have
difficulty participating at larger schools due to financial reasons and
Tickets are already on sale for next year’s
event, which will be held on March 14, 2013. Information will continue
updated on the website at www.edisonohio.edu/charger300