YGRR Benefit Auction!
Save the Date: Saturday, April 29, 11:30 AM – 4 PM
Boxborough Regency in Boxborough, MA (Exit 28 off Route 495)
If you are planning to stay overnight, please mention YGRR when making your reservation with the Boxborough Regency for a discounted rate.
Please join us for YGRR’s annual benefit auction! This is our largest fund-raising event of the year to benefit our Goldens in need, so we appreciate your attendance and/or support!
The doors open at 11:30 AM for check-in, and your registration fee includes an Italian buffet lunch. The silent auction will be available for bidding as soon as you arrive at 11:30, and the live auction will begin at 1:00 PM. There will be items of high and low value in each, so we urge you to arrive early so you don’t miss anything! Golden Goodies will also be available all day, as well as several fabulous raffle baskets! Our auction is always open to everyone, members and non-members, so please spread the word and bring friends!
This change of location allows for everyone to have a seat at a table for the day, and we don’t have to worry about the weather! Some special guest Goldens will be there with their adopted families to share their happy adoption stories. Other dogs, however, are not allowed, so please leave your 4-legged family members at home as it can get hot in cars even in April.
Every auction brings in much needed revenue for our Rescue Goldens and Golden mixes —but you don’t have to have a large bank account to have fun and participate. There’s no need to be intimidated by the thought of a “charity auction.” For those who have never attended our annual auction, items typically range in value from $5 to $1500. If you have been to an auction, you know that every year is completely different as there are always new and different items. The dress is casual and the atmosphere is informal.
Please use the following forms to pre-register, donate items, sponsor or place an ad in the auction catalog as we will not be sending a separate auction flier to help cut down on costs. If you pre-register, you can save $10 per person, and it helps us to plan the day. We are also looking for volunteers to help the day of the auction as it takes a lot of people to run it smoothly. It’s a great opportunity for those members who would like to get more involved, and it’s a very fun and rewarding experience! The volunteers also meet at least once before the auction at Riverview, our headquarters in Hudson. If you are interested in volunteering, please email [email protected].
Auction donations are already arriving! Some items that historically do well include sports and entertainment event tickets, time at a vacation spot (especially if Goldens are welcome!), gift certificates, and unique Golden-related items such as artwork, furniture, jewelry, handbags, clothing, books, quilts, etc. Feel free to include items that are not Golden related, too! We ask that any item donated is new or in excellent condition. Each item submitted must have a form with it, and please tell us the value so we don’t have to look it up or guess. It is needed for tax purposes for both the donor and purchaser.
Check our website at ygrr.org for auction information updates and photos of exciting items as they are cataloged!
Click on the links below for applicable forms, registration and sponsorship:
Auction Sponsorship and Ad deadline has been extended until Tuesday, April 11th.
To sponsor online:
To see some of the items available for auction: