Bears Club reunion festivities Coming soon

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The Bears Club has officially announced that the annual auction (formerly gala) will contain both an online and in-person format and will take place starting Thursday, October 7.e – Friday October 22sd. The online part of the auction will be implemented again due to the incredible success of the online auction last year. It allows Bear Nation supporters near and far the opportunity to support a great cause and win great items no matter where they are. There will be over 150 items in the auction this year, including vacations, unique experiences, gift cards, furniture, unique keepsakes, Kyle Dugger autographed items and more.

The online auction will be hosted at lrbears.com/auction and this link will go live a few days before October 7th.e. The online auction will conclude with an in-person event on Friday, October 22.sd with our Social Auction. The social auction will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the newly renovated Shuford Gymnasium on the LR campus. The auctions for the online auction will end that evening at 8:00 p.m. At 8:00 am, at the end of the “silent” portion of the auction, the live auction will take place with special, high-priced items that can only be bid on by attending the social auction in person. To register for the social auction event, please visit lr.edu/homecoming or call 828-328-7007.

In addition to the auction, the annual Hanley Painter Bear Memorial Golf Tournament will take place on Friday, October 22.sd at Catawba Springs Golf Course (Lake Hickory CC) with tee times at 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. There are options to register as an individual or corporate foursome, as well as opportunities for support by being a high profile sponsor or just sponsoring a hole. To register your team or become a sponsor, please visit lr.edu/homecoming or call 828-328-7007.

“After not having a fall comeback in 2020, we’re thrilled to have the opportunity to host a more traditional comeback this time around. This year the comeback auction and golf tournament offer a great opportunity for Bear Nation to raise more money for LR Student- Athlete scholarships like never before. We encourage all alumni, parents, staff, students and the community to be a part of these events this year, ”said the senior sports director. Aaron Bessey.


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