Shepherd Center Teams with Rowell Auctions for Tee-Off Party Benefit Auction

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Shepherd Center Foundation teams with Rowell Auctions, Inc. to provide a fun and exciting time for the Tee-Off Party Benefit Auction. Quality golf and an impressive line of auction items insures that everyone is a winner while supporting the Shepherd Center -- a hospital devoted to research, medical care, and rehabilitation of people with spinal cord injury and other neuromuscular problems.

The Shepherd Center Foundation

This event is a natural win-win opportunity. Participants enjoy great golf and the opportunity to bid on world class auction items all while benefiting a very worthy cause, the Shepherd Center.

You don’t have to be a golf historian or a PGA pro to appreciate the value of stepping on the Old Course at Scotland’s storied St. Andrews Golf Club. Even the humblest duffer will have that opportunity if the price is right at a live auction during the Tee-Off Party being held October 8th that begins a round of events to support Atlanta’s Shepherd Center.

With all proceeds going to the Shepherd Center, winning bidders will get a bonus: the knowledge that their bids will help support a private nonprofit that offers compassionate care to those stricken by spinal cord injuries and diseases; acquired brain injury; multiple sclerosis; and other neuromuscular diseases and urological disorders. “Rowell Auctions is honored to be chosen again to provide professional auction services to the Shepherd Center," says Tommy Rowell, president and CEO of Rowell Auctions, a real estate auction company, conducting the live auction. “This auction will be exciting and fun but it also about the serious business of supporting one of the most important health care facilities in the Southeast.”

“The Rowell auction was a huge hit last year, both with the crowd and the end results,” says Cara Puckett, manager for annual events at the Shepherd Center Foundation. “There were smiles all around.” Puckett is expecting more smiles this year with the impressive line of auction items.

Georgia Bulldog fans will have the opportunity to bid on a fly-fishing outing with legendary coach Vince Dooley, and the auction’s golf theme continues with a painting of another Peach State legend, Bobby Jones, by celebrated Georgia artist Steve Penley. And the auction offers bidders the opportunity to bid on a 10-day summer visit to Sun Valley, Idaho or a 2-day hunting trip to Thomaston’s Tobbler Creek Lodge and Preserve donated by Joe Tanner. Auction attendees will find a unique opportunity to bid on a ride-along with a K-9 unit patrolling the streets of Sandy Springs.

Sports fans will also have the opportunity to bid on tickets and hotel accommodations for the 2010 Bowl Championship Series title game at the Rose Bowl, or they may chose to bid on tickets and hotel rooms for the exciting NCAA basketball Final Four games in March.

David Hart, EVP and COO at Rowell Auctions, says, "This event is a natural win-win opportunity. Participants enjoy great golf and the opportunity to bid on world class auction items all while benefiting a very worthy cause, the Shepherd Center."

Inquiries on the auction, the Shepherd Center Cup golf tournament that follows on Monday, and other events, may be made to Cara Puckett at 404-350-7778.

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