Calling all Rutgers, Sopranos, Yankees and local sports fans. Mark September 10, 2004 on your calendars for a very exciting event. The inaugural Touchdown Club Sports and Celebrity Auction to benefit the Rutgers University Football Program is set to take place at the "RAC" on the Livingston campus in Piscataway, New Jersey. There will be one-time chances to bid on unique memorabilia, original artwork and opportunities to meet childhood heroes. Doors are set to open at 5:00 p.m. and bidding on silent auction items will start at 6:00 p.m. Upon conclusion of the silent auction, the live auction will promptly commence at 8:00 p.m.Light dinner will be served starting at 6:00 p.m. Tickets for non-Touchdown Club members are $10.00 in advance, $15.00 at the door. For Touchdown Club members, tickets are $5.00 in advance and $10.00 at the door. For more information or to purchase tickets in advance please contact Lisa Gonzalez of Rutgers Scarlet R at 732-932-3254 or 732-932-7629 or call Doug Dolan of the Touchdown Club at 973-334-6051.
A few highlighted live auction items include: a personally guided tour and lunch with Yogi Berra at his museum and learning center in Montclair, New
Jersey; Lunch with Frederico Castellucio, "Furio" from the "Sopranos" at his New Brunswick eatery, Attilio's vacation packages to Santa Fe and San Diego; A cast autographed script from the pilot episode of the "Sopranos"; a James Gandolfini autographed football and jersey; original artwork by world-famous sports artist, James Fiorentino, a golf threesome at the famed Baltsurol Country Club- site of the 2005 PGA Championship and a golf package and overnight stay at the Seaview Marriott Golf Resort.
In addition more that 100 silent auction items will allow participants to bid on items ranging from tickets to sporting events, and sports jerseys signed by
Yao Ming and Richard Jefferson to items signed by Arnold Schwarzenegger and John Bon Jovi to local dining and entertainment packages!
A listing of auction items and more details on the auction will be available soon. Please check our web site for updates
View of the new Facilities
A few weeks ago, Big Dog had an opportunity to view the Rutgers weight room and take some photos. Please see the below link for those photos:
Views of the Nearly completed Rutgers Weight Room
Sandberg wants to try RU football
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