As part of the 2013 ONA Annual Convention, a silent auction was held to raise money for the Ohio Newspapers Foundation. ONA member newspapers donated a number of items including signed sports memorabilia, editorial cartoons, film festival tickets, vacation getaways, and much more.
The auction raised over $3,700, which will benefit Foundation activities including training, scholarships, internships and Newspapers in Education projects. Thanks to all of the newspapers which donated items and to all the convention attendees who took part in the auction.
The Ohio Newspapers Foundation is a non-profit organization operated for charitable, scientific, literary and educational purposes with a view to achieving the highest standards of excellence and professionalism in all phases of journalism and newspaper publishing. The Foundation awards a number of scholarships each year for journalism students, along with funding efforts like the Ohio Newspapers In Education program.
Below is a complete list of the auctioned items, along with the winners.
|Silent Auction Items||Winner|
|Weekend at Seven Springs Mountain Resort||David Dix|
|Mad River Mtn – 4-Lift/Tubing Tix, Food Cert.||Dave Barnes|
|Chagrin Documentary Film Festival||Milo Miller|
|Day of Fly Fishing at Rockwell Springs Trout Club||Joe Gallo|
|Week at Holden Beach House – North Carolina||Charles Jarvis|
|Columbus Weekend Getaway Basket||Mary Beth Earnheardt|
|Cheryl’s Cookies||Pam Haraseyer|
|Graydon Head Basket||Dick Fuller|
|Pittsburgh Steelers Picture||Mary Beth Earnheardt|
|Overnight @ Walden Inn & Spa, Aurora||Keith Rathbun|
|Amish Country Entertainment Getaway||Todd Nighswonger|
|Mansfield/Richland County Basket||Tim Parkinson|
|1 Night Bed and Breakfast Package at The Lodge||Jordan Uhl|
|3 – American Profile Cookbooks/2 – Relish Cookbooks||Kathy Redmond|
|Archbold Buckeye Basket||Miriam Baier|
|Golf Basket||Julie Dietsch|
|Autographed Todd Frazier Cincinnati Reds Jersey||Jack Greiner|
|Campbell’s Soup Basket||David Dix|
|Autographed Asdrubal Cabrera Cleveland Indians Jersey||Matt Knouff|
|2 Tickets and parking pass to OSU vs. Buffalo Bulls||Dick Fuller|
|Matted Cartoon from Columbus Dispatch||Melissa Spirek|
|Framed 2012 OSU Unbeaten Season Photo||Andy Blizzard|
|4 Tickets to Cincinnati Reds game||Del Varney|
|Pro Football Hall of Fame Experience||Del Varney|
|Cincinnati Reds Autographed Jersey – Stubbs||Kathy Redmond|