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Auction will benefit USOEC

October 22, 2007
Mining Journal
MARQUETTE — As part of Tuesday night’s special event featuring competition between teams from China and the United States Olympic Education Center, an auction is being conducted.

Teams from the two countries will compete in wrestling and boxing, with USOEC athletes offering weightlifting demonstrations.

The action starts at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Berry Events Center in Marquette. For more information, call 227-2888.

Here is a list of the items available at the auction.

A Nita Engle painting “Autumn Gold”; Kansas City Chiefs gift pack; Cincinnati Reds baseball cap; 2006 NFC South Divisional Champions New Orleans Saints’ ball cap and team T-shirt, donated by the New Orleans Saints; YMCA sports bag; limited edition collectible (293/750) handcrafted by designer-sculptor Richard Jerel made for the Ellen DeGeneres show, donated by WLUC-TV6; Nita Engle Painting “Wild October”; Utopia Tanning one-month unlimited speed bed; New York Yankees gift pack; Boston Bruins center Patrick Bergeron autographed hockey puck, donated by the Boston Bruins; picture of the Buffalo Bills autographed by J.P. Losman autographed ; InkRx $25.00 gift certificate.

Also, an Indy 500 gift pack; San Francisco 49er’s No. 1 draft choice — 22nd overall — linebacker Manny Lawson autographed football with 49er logo, donated by the San Francisco 49ers; San Jose Sharks center and left wing Patrick Rissmiller autographed hockey puck, donated by the San Jose Sharks; N.Y. speedskating shirt; Minnesota wrestling autographed shirt and poster; Nita Engle painting “Lost Creek”; autographed 8-by-10 photo of Utah Jazz forward Andrei Kirilenko, donated by Utah Jazz; Philadelphia Flyers goalie autographed puck No. 29 Todd Fedoruk; Detroit Lions bag; Miami Dolphins gift pack; Nita Engle painting “Island Home”; Tampa Bay Buccaneers gift pack; autographed baseball, Jason Marquis of the Chicago Cubs; Briggs Stadium-Tiger Stadium Club seat backs with Tiger “D” logo. Each seat back is framed.  Two of these rare collectibles are available, donated by Mike Ettenhofer; San Diego Chargers autographed football; New Jersey Devils autographed puck;  2006 Green Bay Packer autographed football signed by the entire team and the coaching staff, donated by the Green Bay Packers; Ryan Craig of Tampa Bay Lightning autographed jersey, 2004 Stanley Cup edition; Indianapolis Colts team autograph football; Nita Engle painting “March Thaw”; Detroit Tiger center fielder Curtis Granderson autographed baseball, donated by the Detroit Tigers; and Pittsburgh Steelers receiver and Super Bowl XL MVP Hines Ward autographed picture and a Steelers license plate, donated by the Pittsburgh Steelers.



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