Radio Telethon Auction Items Announced

This basketball autographed by Ohio State basketball player and NBA great Jerry Lucas will be auctioned March 30 at the 50th Ernie Blankenship Memorial Radio-Telethon.

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This ball signed by several Ohio Sate Buckeyes will be auctioned during the radio-telethon.

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Radio-telethon will see this photo of Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow up for auction.

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The 50th Annual Ernie Blankenship Memorial Radio-Telethon taking place on Wednesday, March 30 will feature several auction items in the Hillsboro portion of the event being held at The Orpheum on North High Street in Hillsboro.

This year’s host, NCB, donated a one-night stay for two at one of three resorts at the French Lick Springs Hotel with a round of golf at the Valley Springs Golf Course.

Merchants National Bank donated an autographed photo of Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow.

The Rotary Club of Hillsboro donated a 2014 Ohio State National Championship football presented to running back Dontre Wilson. It is autographed by Wilson, Joey Bosa, Darron Lee, Vonn Bell, Curtis Samuel and many other players and coaches.

Crowe Financial donated a basketball autographed by Jerry Lucas, member of the Ohio State NCAA Champion Basketball Team, two-time National Player of the Year, Olympic Gold Medalist, NBA Rookie of the Year and member of the NBA Hall of Fame.

DQ Grill and Chills of Wilmington and Mt. Orab donated a baseball autographed by Tony Perez, member of the Cincinnati Reds Big Red Machine World Series champions.

The Cincinnati Bengals donated a set of miscellaneous memorabilia, including a poster, the season’s schedule and a Cincinnati Bengals hat autographed by tight end Mitch Wilcox.

iHeart Radio’s John Barney has donated four tickets to a Keith Urban concert to be held on July 16 at the Riverbend Music Center.

The Cincinnati YMCA donated a one-year family membership to the Highland County Family YMCA.

In Hillsboro, the radio-telethon begins at 7 p.m. and ends at 9 p.m. Bids can be placed in person or by calling 937-402-5557. Auctions will end at 8:45 p.m. Items will be on display at NCB’s main office in Hillsboro until the day of the event.

The Greenfield Rotary Club event will air live the same evening from the studio at McClain High School from 7-9 p.m. on WVNU radio and the Spectrum community access channel in the Greenfield area.

Information for this story was provided by radio-telethon organizer Rocky Coss.

This basketball autographed by Ohio State basketball player and NBA great Jerry Lucas will be auctioned March 30 at the 50th Ernie Blankenship Memorial Radio-Telethon.

This ball signed by several Ohio Sate Buckeyes will be auctioned during the radio-telethon.

Radio-telethon will see this photo of Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow up for auction.

50th Annual Event March 30 at NCB

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