Powercat Auction Enjoys Big Night

John Currie

May 3, 2012

MANHATTAN, Kan. – K-State donors helped produce one of the greatest nights in the 28-year history of the Powercat Auction as department officials announced that last week’s sold-event grossed $305,335 for the Ahearn Fund, K-State’s National Fund for Student-Athlete Excellence.

This year’s total eclipsed last year’s mark of $275,000 by more than $30,000, and will directly enhance the student-athlete experience for all Wildcat student-athletes.

“The winners at this event were our passionate fans and all 440-plus Wildcat student-athletes,” said Senior Associate Athletics Director for Development Chad Weiberg. “We appreciate our fans stepping up in support of our student-athletes by participating in the auction this year as every dollar will be used to help provide our programs and student-athletes a world-class experience. Many people, including Alex Kringen on our staff and the volunteer auction committee, worked tirelessly to make this event possible, and I appreciate all of their hard work to make the night enjoyable for our sold-out crowd.” 

The Powercat Auction, the department’s single largest fundraising event, featured more than 200 live and silent auction items and 75 student-athletes who participated in various auction activities.

Those interested in joining the Ahearn Fund for as little as $50 per year can call 1.888.232.9074 or visit www.AhearnFund.com. Ahearn Fund members at the Powercat donor level ($300 or more annually) are eligible to purchase tickets to the annual Powercat Auction.