NAAA Chapters Present Charity Auction Proceeds

The inaugural Chapter Charity Auction conducted last year during NAAA’s 69th annual convention raised almost $61,500 and the four regional chapters have been busy distributing the proceeds to the good cause of their choice. The following chapters have shared a brief report of their presentations:

Southern Chapter President Jerry Barker handed a $15,500 check to NASCAR racer Kyle Petty for Victory Junction, a North Carolina camp that provides a fun, adventuresome experience in a safe environment for children with serious illness or chronic health conditions at no cost to their families. Founded in memory of Petty’s son Adam, the fourth generation racer in the legendary family, who died at age 19 in a tragic crash before realizing his dream of building the facility.

Dealers Auto Auction of Idaho Owner and General Manager Russ Smith’s top bid won the Southern Chapter’s golf package of two daily badges to the 2018 Masters Golf Tournament in Augusta, Georgia, with access to the hospitality facility each day and a hotel room.

The Western Chapter’s 2017 President Michele Noblitt, executive vice president of Dealers Auto Auction of the Rockies, had the pleasure of awarding a $15,200 check to the American Cancer Society Denver Chapter staff.

In addition to the winning bid placed by Greg Hedges of Masney Auto Logistics for the His and Her package of matching Rolex watches and Louis Vuitton men’s wallet and women’s purse, Greater Rockford Auto Auction Director Ryan Clark donated $200 to the cause. Bob McConkey, president of DAA Northwest and principal owner of the McConkey Auction Group, served as the celebrity auctioneer at the fundraising event.