Thank you for your participation in the 2017 OSU POSSE Auction & Dinner!
We appreciate your support of this event and the resources it provides to our student-athletes both on and off the playing field. Your contributions resulted in more than $330,000 being raised toward our scholarship fund, which we use to cover the cost of tuition for our student-athletes.
One of the big reasons we wanted to move the event to August was to allow more of our coaches and student-athletes to attend. And while our coaches showed their support by attending, they went above-and-beyond by contributing $10,000 of the $60,000-plus dollars raised for the Joe & Connie Mitchell Academic Enhancement Center during the Dutch auction. Thank you to Mike Gundy, Mike Boynton, Josh Henson, Kenny Gajewski, Dan Hammerschmidt, Karen Hancock, Courtney Jones, Jim Littell & John Smith, plus Cowboy Football director of operations Mack Butler, for their generosity.
We believe the event was a tremendous success and hope that you and your guests enjoyed the evening. Photos from the event are online at flickr.com.
Again, we cannot thank you enough for being the most Loyal & True fans in the country. We look forward to seeing you in Stillwater for the upcoming 2017-18 sport seasons, and hope to host you again at the 2018 POSSE Auction.
Thank you for your continued support of OSU Athletics, and Go Pokes!
Check out some of the amazing items that were up for bid at this year’s auction.
DONATE AN ITEM
When it comes to suitable auction items, the sky’s the limit … from condo stays and time shares to landscape design and guttering, hardware and appliances to sports memorabilia and event tickets, gift certificates, home furnishings and more! For items donated, the donor will receive POSSE Priority Points – three points per $100 in the total retail value of the item(s) received. The retail value will also apply towards your 2017 POSSE benefits, but does not apply toward donor seating contributions for specific sports.
Want to work on a fun, fast-paced event for OSU Athletics? The POSSE has volunteers who serve on Auction Committees working all over the state. Committees are based in Stillwater, Oklahoma City and Tulsa. Volunteer work includes soliciting businesses and individuals for items to be donated for the auction, along with table and individual ticket sales to the event. Setting up the OSU Athletics Center for the event is a massive undertaking and usually begins several days prior to the event. Numerous volunteers are needed in this area, as well. If you would like to volunteer to serve on one of these committees, please contact the POSSE office at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 405-744-7301. We will help you get in touch with someone in your area to coordinate your volunteer efforts.