Some of you know that each year I put together a silent auction and racquetball tournament to benefit Shriners Hospitals for Children - St.Louis.
In order to make our goal of $24,000 this year, we will need to have a big silent eAuction turn out. We have already pledged $15,000 to fund next year's Hand Camp for kids with upper extremity differences
(children born without hand or arms, or who have problems with their hands and arms). We have also pledged donations for a number of other activities and needs at Shriners Hospitals for Children.
I wanted to make sure that you have an early opportunity to see and bid on any silent eAuction items you have interest in. The silent auction officially starts on August 1 and runs through Aug 20th but it is open for your bids now. People may bid by email, snail mail, phone or in person.
The silent eAuction has over 108 items which, along with the rules and instructions to bid, can be viewed on our website on the 2011 Silent Auction Items tab, at
Also, if you would do me another huge favor, you might forward this email on to friends of yours who may have an interest. I would really appreciate it.
In addition to the silent eAuction, we are also actively requesting help with sponsorships and donations, so if you know someone who would like to be a sponsor, we would love to have any donation. Its also not too late if you know of someone who has a silent auction item they would like to donate. Just let me know.
Thank you again for your support. Bob Berry, Chair, Racquet Ruckus Foundation