The upcoming Rogers State University Foundation Scholarship Auction will feature a raffle with the winner choosing a Chevrolet or Ford truck or $20,000 in cash.
The RSU Foundation is selling raffle tickets through its April 30 scholarship auction for a chance to win their choice of truck or other vehicle priced up to $28,000 from either Jim Glover Chevrolet or Jack Kissee Ford. The winner also could opt to collect $20,000 in lieu of selecting a vehicle.
The raffle tickets are $50 each, or five for $200. The winning ticket will be drawn during the April 30 scholarship auction, and the winner does not need to be present to win.
All proceeds from the raffle will be used to fund RSU student scholarships for area students.
Tickets may be purchased at the RSU Development office on the Claremore campus or from any RSU Foundation Board member or auction committee members.
The theme for this year’s auction is “Saddle Up for Scholarships” and the event will be held at the Cherokee Casino Will Rogers Downs Events Center. The western-themed event will feature silent and live auctions and barbecue dinner.
Special musical guest for this year’s event will be Lindsey Cardinale, who was a top 12 finalist from American Idol’s fourth season. A concert and dancing will follow the auction.
This year marks the 11th anniversary for the auction, which has helped raise funds for unrestricted scholarships that help RSU students attend school and achieve their educational goals.
Presenting sponsors for the event are Key Construction and Pelco Structural, LLC.
Distinguished sponsors for the event are Tom Giles & Fonda and Williams Construction.
University sponsors are Jack Kissee Ford, Jim Glover Chevrolet, Jack and Bobbye Mooney and RCB Bank.
Hillcat sponsors are Win and Kay Ingersoll, St. John Health System Foundation and Walmart Distribution Center.
Table sponsors are AXH air-coolers, BancFirst, Bank of Commerce, Martha Blackburn, Bombshell Salon, Todd and Tammy Cauthron, Cherokee Nation Businesses, Community Home Health, D & S Building Company, Farbro Cattle Company, Mayor and Mrs. Bill Flanagan, G & W Builders, Goodies Café & Deli, Hillcrest Hospital-Claremore, Inola Storage, LLC, Nash and Dana Lamb, Rogers County Abstract, RSU Athletics, RSU Public Television, SolidRock Realtors, SUMMIT Physical Therapy, Carlene Webber, Will Rogers Downs, Jack and Mary Lee Spinks, Janees Taylor-Cherokee Nation Tribal Council, Trust Company of Oklahoma and Terra Nitrogen.
The event is open to the public. Tickets for the auction and dinner are $50 per person, or $500 will reserve a table for eight.
To purchase a raffle ticket or to make reservations for the auction, contact Tonni Harrald with the RSU Foundation.