Federer items up for grabs
A TENNIS racquet and ball signed by world number one player Roger Federer will go under the hammer of auctioneer George McVeigh at the Ryanie for Tyres Charity Auction tonight from 6.30pm at the Warwick Cowboys Clubhouse.
Organiser Brendan Ryan said the charity auction and tomorrow’s Show and Shine from 9am to 1pm would raise funds for Warwick Blue Care and the Dementia Support Group Warwick.
“We have held four annual Show and Shines and two auctions and raised $40,000 so far for the two charities,” Mr Ryan said.
“My staff have put a lot of time into the two events this weekend.
“There are a lot of little auction items like a cricket ball signed by Glenn McGrath which will be affordable for most people.”
As well as the autographed tennis racquet and ball, signed Queensland State of Origin, Queensland Reds, Wallabies and St George Dragons jerseys will be auctioned.
Mr Ryan said 46 cars and 12 motorbikes had already been nominated for the Show and Shine on Saturday from as far away as Brisbane, Stanthorpe and Toowoomba.
“The number already equals last year,” Mr Ryan said.
There will be some trade displays at the Show and Shine from companies which sell mag wheels.
He said the Show and Shine started with 15 cars and the most in the past four years had been 80.
“Show and Shines have become more popular and we thought it was a good chance to raise money for charity.”