The auction features a number of specialty items set to be auctioned off during both the online and live portions of the fundraiser for Whittier Elementary.
The last Whittier auction raised nearly $40,000 from school families, friends and community members. The auction team puts most of the hundreds of auction items donated by local businesses in the online auction, where more people have a chance to bid.
The online auction is already gaining quite a lot of attention, thanks in part to collectable items from the Seahawks and Seattle rap superstar Macklemore.
Macklemore has donated a signed classic yellow-and-green Sonics jersey that he wore during his world tour last year. “Now that’s something you’d never find at a thrift shop,” writes Whittier auction publicist Doree Armstrong.
Macklemore also donated an Ultimate Fan Swag Bag which includes three CDs, a Sharkface Gang sweatshirt, hoodie, T-shirt, tank top, socks, beanie, scarf, and a limited edition 7-inch vinyl of “Same Love.”
The auction features other special items including a custom kitchen design by Phinney Ridge Cabinet Company (with a fair market value of $1,500); and a four-night stay at the Fairmont Hotel or Resort of your choice in the U.S. or Canada, including round-trip coach class airfare for two (fair market value of $7,260).
About 60 items are included in each closing, every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, through April 4. Make your bid now at whittierauction.org.
About 150 items are reserved for the silent and live portions of the main auction event on April 5 at the Marriott Waterfront Seattle. The event is open to the public and tickets can be purchased online.