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Auction with the lot

THE Stony Creek Football Netball Club will be holding its annual gala auction this Saturday, May 31 at Leongatha’s Dakers Centre.
Set to start at 7pm, more than 100 items will be up for grabs to the highest bidder, including a Polaris motorbike, a washing machine, holidays, accommodation and more.
Club vice president Steve Martin said this year, the auction has plenty of items and there is bound to be something for everyone.
“In previous years, the auction has been full of farming equipment and other manly stuff. This year, there are lots of hampers, jewellery and other family friendly items,” he said.
The night will also feature a key prize, which will see one lucky punter walking away with a cash reward of $3000.
“We will have 10 keys up for sale and whoever buys the key that opens the lock will win the $3000,” Mr Martin said.
The auction usually raises over $20,000 for the club and Mr Martin said they are hoping to reach that mark again this year.
“The funds are typically used for ground maintenance, equipment and other expenses,” he said.
“We would like to upgrade our netball courts, at the moment we only have one and a half and ideally, we would like two.
“It is also about time to upgrade the coach’s boxes on the oval.”
This year, one of the big ticket items up for sale is a Polaris four wheel motorbike, donated by Polaris and Marriotts Motorcycles.
Tim Marriott organised the donation with the help of Polaris and said it is a pleasure to support local sporting clubs.
“We are happy to put a bit of money back into the community,” he said.
“Football netball clubs help to keep kids fit and active and away from the television and computer screens for a while.
“They put lots back into the community, which is why we want to do whatever we can to support them.”
Mr Martin said so far this year; the Stony Creek club is performing well which is what was expected at the start of the season.
“We have won a few and lost a few which is what we expected but we have good numbers which is really important,” he said.
“We have particularly good numbers in the juniors for both netball and football. It really is a good family club.”
The auction will follow the home game between Stony Creek and Inverloch.
Anybody is welcome at the auction, it is best to book a table with Steve martin by calling 0407 343 560.

Buy this bike: Tim Marriott (left) and Steve Martin with the Polaris ATV, one of the big ticket items at this Saturday’s gala auction.

Buy this bike: Tim Marriott (left) and Steve Martin with the Polaris ATV, one of the big ticket items at this Saturday’s gala auction.

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