The Joliet Township High School Foundation will hold an online auction Thursday through Monday – Shaw Local

Joliet – The Joliet Township High School Foundation will hold an online auction on Thursday as a “post-golf outing supplement” to its Wadsworth golf outing, the foundation announced.

The auction will run from Thursday to Monday and will feature nearly 100 items. These include household items, staple items from past outings, oil paintings by former JTHS Charles Carman Pierce, custom music by former JTHS Jermaine Stegall, sports equipment and sports memorabilia , a Scotland golf towel from school alumnus and actor Patrick Mulvey and holiday packages.

“What we’re trying to do is have more fun, increase the money made on the golf outing, and open it up to the general public, not just people who come to the golf outing” , said Mark Turk, president of the foundation.

Even better, people can share the auction on social media and participate from anywhere, even abroad,” Turk said.

The online auction will be held in conjunction with the Charity Auction arm of Dixon Golf Company and is free. Visit yourcharityauction.com/JTHS.

The foundation’s mission is “to support students, faculty, and staff in enhancing opportunities for teaching, learning, and community service,” the foundation’s website states.

Since its inception, the Foundation has awarded more than $300,000 in grants to students, faculty and staff and more than $500,000 in scholarships to senior graduates, its website says.

COVID hasn’t affected the foundation’s mission, Turk said in a 2021 post. But it did affect the foundation’s ability to “achieve its mission,” Turk said.

“The foundation can definitely use the money,” Turk said Tuesday.

Individuals and businesses have set their schedules and budgets to accommodate the foundation’s fundraisers, which were canceled in 2020, Turk said in the 2021 story. But when events are canceled, a rift happens in the relationship between the foundation and the supporters which becomes difficult to repair.

“It’s almost like starting all over again when you restart it,” Turk said in 2021. “If you take a wire and rub too much on the coating, it can wear out and then you have to replace the wire. That’s the same with fundraisers.

The online auction is another way the community helps the foundation help JTHS students, the website says.

For more information on the foundation, visit jthsfoundation.org.

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