Carolina Auto Auction hosted their 2nd Annual Legacy Dinner & VIP Charity Auction event in May. The 3-day charity event raised $115,000 for the Winship Cancer Institute at Emory University! The auction’s 14th annual charity golf tournament and a Purple Ribbon Car Sale to rounded off the 3-day event, with 1500 cars sold with a portion of the proceeds to the charity.
Monday, May 20th kicked off the festivities with a special Legacy dinner and VIP auction, along with special guest speaker Inky Johnson. CAA sold tickets to the dinner and auction where 75 items were auctioned off in both a live and silent auction format. Some of the prizes included multiple 2018 National Championship items from Clemson’s #1 football team; a Virginia Cavaliers team signed basketball from this year’s national title team; an African Safari; an overnight bird hunt with dinner and drinks at one of the region’s top trophy rooms; an NFL MVP helmet signed by almost all of the Super Bowl MVPs in history; a Carolina Panthers’ tailgate package with six tickets to see the defending NFC Champion LA Rams; many autographed items from LeBron James, Johnny Depp, Tiger Woods, and more!
Of note, there were five NAAA Hall of Famers in attendance at the dinner, including Henry and Patty Stanley, Bob McConkey, Tom Adams, and Tim West!
Tuesday, May 21st continued with the 4-man Captain’s Choice event held at Cobbs Glen Country Club in Anderson where the auction held both 8am and 2pm tee times. A special mascot challenge was held at lunch time with everyone attending receiving a steak sandwich lunch. The auction also had unique items available to win after the golf tournament for those who participated in the golf’s raffle for charity.
In conjunction with the tournament, Carolina Auto Auction held a 3rd charity raffle that ran several weeks with more highly valued items available to win. This is the 3rd year in a row that Carolina Auto Auction has raised at least $100,000 for melanoma research at the Atlanta-based cancer research center where CAA’s founder, Henry Stanley, received his cancer treatment a few years ago.