ARLINGTON — It's just about football season again and the Arlington Grid Iron Club is hosting its annual Regal Eagle Auction on Saturday, Sept. 7, to raise money for scholarships and equipment to support the Arlington High School football team.
"This is our annual auction," said Diona Ries, event coordinator. "We have a silent auction and a live auction and we will also have a band called, 'Last Call' playing live music. They are a local band who played at the 3-on-3 X-travaganza."
The auction begins at 5 p.m. at the Arlington Boys & Girls Club and attendees must be 21 years or older as tickets include two drink coupons as well as a catered dinner. There will also be a Dessert Dash following the meal.
Donations came in from local businesses as well as community members who wanted to support the local football program.
The Blazing Onion restaurant, Action Sports, Flowers by George, Paraiso Mexican Restaurant, Stillaguamish Athletic Club, KRKO Sports Radio, Eagle Family Dental, Seattle Seahawks, Snohomish County Sheriff's Office, Studio 5, Angel of the Winds Casino and Scott Stayer, D.D.S., have all donated to the cause so far, though the Grid Iron Club is still accepting donations.
"We have many more to come along, with many Eagle families who are donating," said Ries. "It's going to be a lot of fun."
The auction funds directly support the Eagle football team, including for buying new equipment, preparing college scholarships and team camp scholarships. The Grid Iron Club is a booster club organization for the Eagles and its objective is to encourage moral and financial support for the AHS team.
The cost of the auction is $35 for a single ticket and $60 for a couple. To purchase tickets, mail a check noted with 'Auction' to the Grid Iron Club at P.O. Box 510, Arlington, Wash. 98223.