Annual Powercat Auction and Golf Set for April 27

Nigel Malone

April 10, 2012

MANHATTAN, Kan. – As fans gear up for K-State’s 2012 Purple/White spring game, activities for Wildcat Nation will kick off the day before as the athletics department will host the 28th annual Powercat Auction and golf tournament on Friday, April 27.

The scramble-format golf tournament at Colbert Hills Golf Course will kick off the weekend with a 9 a.m. registration period before a shotgun start at 10 a.m. The entry fee for the tournament is $125.00 per player which includes range balls, event souvenirs, green fees, golf cart, prizes and lunch.  The tournament format is a four-person scramble, and either teams or individual golfers may sign up.  The tournament deadline for reservations is Friday, April 13.

Questions regarding the golf tournament should be directed to Bernie Haney at (785) 565-1719 or

Later that evening, the Powercat Auction will be held at Bramlage Coliseum with doors to the arena opening at 5 p.m. Silent auctions will begin immediately and wrap up at 6:45 p.m., while a buffet dinner will be served from 6:30 p.m. until 8:15 p.m. The live auction portion of the event will begin at 7:45 p.m.

The Powercat Auction, the department’s single largest fundraising event, supports the Ahearn Fund, K-State’s National Fund for Student-Athlete Excellence. Last year’s event raised more than $275,000 to directly enhance the student-athlete experience for all Wildcat student-athletes.

The auction will feature more than 200 live and silent auction items, along with a last chance silent auction to book vacation getaways, which will take place on the concourse level of Bramlage Coliseum.

All seating for the 2012 Powercat Auction, available to Powercat Club members of the Ahearn Fund for donations $300 and above, is reserved and limited to the first 500 to register. In order to reserve a spot at this year’s event, fans are encouraged to register immediately. For more information or to reserve event sponsorship, table sponsorship, donate an auction item or buy tickets, contact the Ahearn Fund Office at 1.888.232.9074 or

Tickets for the spring game are now on sale for only $5. The annual purple-white scrimmage is set for 1:10 p.m., Saturday, April 28, in Bill Snyder Family Stadium. Visit or call 1.800.221.CATS to order today.

2012 Powercat Auction
Auction Items
This year’s feature item is a Replica Model A car decked out in true Wildcat Fashion. It runs on a 4-cylinder engine and sits on a Ford Falcon frame with final restoration completed by Russ Briggs of The car is courtesy of Duane Saunders and Saunders Classics.

A full auction item listing for both live and silent auction items will be posted on the Ahearn Fund web site

Event and Table Sponsorships
Event sponsorship $1,500
Prime location & reserved priority seating with 8 event tickets
Seating with K-State Athletics special guest
Name and logo displayed on rotating video board during the auction
Half-page advertisement in auction program
Acknowledgement on auction web site
Table signage with company or group name

Table Sponsorship $750
Prime location & reserved priority seating with 10 event tickets
Quarter-page advertisement in auction program
Table signage with company or group name

Tickets $100
Tickets are now on sale for the 2012 Powercat Auction. The ticket price includes entry and a buffet style meal

Appetizers during the silent auction will consist of:  Twice stuffed new potatoes, six different flavors of crostinis, bacon-wrapped chicken, Swedish meat balls and fruit trays with skewers
Dinner will consist of: Carved tenderloin, 16 oz. apple stuffed chicken breast, mashed sweet potatoes and mashed white garlic potatoes, green bean bundles, grilled antipasti plates, spring mix salad with candied walnuts and bleu cheese, mixed greens with grilled pears or apples, fruit salad and dinner rolls
Dessert will feature a Call Hall ice cream sundae bar

Auction Item Donation
Those interested in donating an item to the 2012 Powercat Auction, please contact Alex Kringen at 785-532-7674 or by email at

Free Child Care
The K-State women’s equestrian team will be providing complimentary child care during the 28th Annual Powercat Auction. Please note on the registration form if this service is needed.

Online Registration
To register online for the auction, visit

Unable to attend but want to bid during the live auction?
Bid online during the live simulcast at