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A look at items up for bid at the ARA Foundation Charity Auction

By Brock Huffstutler

November 26, 2023

The annual ARA Foundation Charity Auction and Reception, held during The ARA Show™, is a lively networking event that offers show attendees a chance to give back to the equipment and event rental industry and help support ARA Foundation programs. These programs include employee training assistance, scholarships, mentoring programs, community impact projects, disaster relief and more.

This year’s live auction and reception will be held Tuesday, Feb. 20, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the La Nouvelle Ballroom, Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, in New Orleans. All show attendees are encouraged to join in on this free event, which is sponsored by Ditch Witch, Mi-T-M Corp., Trime US. and SANY America.

Participants can pick up a bid book at Registration on site at the show, at the Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers (America) Booth No. 2731, at the ARA Foundation Booth No. 2832 or at the auction.

A variety of items will be up for bid at the auction — facilitated by Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers (America). Allied Financial Solutions, a show exhibitor, is offering six-months-same-as-cash financing on any auction item purchase.

Here is a look at just a few of the items that will be up for bid at the auction:

Two Formula One Miami Grand Prix tickets

Donated by Event Source

Witness racing action at its finest with two tickets to the 2024 Formula One Miami Grand Prix (May 3-5, 2024). Tickets are for prime seats on the highly desirable north side of the structure — the side recommended by donor John Bibbo, CERP, for its thrilling views of the cars coming out of turns 2 – 3. Estimated value: $6,500.

Kwik-Covers products

Donated by Kwik-Covers

Kwik-Covers, Webster, N.Y., a manufacturer of easy-to-use, plastic with elastic, fitted table covers, has donated a credit of $1,000 toward any Kwik-Covers items (excluding collegiate Kwik-Covers). Estimated value: $1,000.

Force Blower 14HP SP

Donated by Billy Goat

The Vanguard 14.0 HP Force Blower from Billy Goat, Lee’s Summit, Mo., is durable with superior filtration and is perfect for landscapers, schools and resorts. Estimated value: $2,775.

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