Ultimate Auction to support brain injury education & prevention

BrainTrust Canada and brain injury education and prevention will benefit from Auction World's “Ultimate Auction" on June 7.

A special fundraiser called the Auction World “Ultimate Auction” will take place at Auction World on Saturday June 7, 11 a.m. to support BrainTrust Canada and brain injury education and prevention.

The auction will include an impressive variety of items donated by generous sponsors including:

Trip for two to Mexico courtesy of WestJet and the Sheraton Buganvilias Puerto Vallarta

Double Magnum of Burrowing Owl Winery

Signed jersey from Detroit Red Wings Henrik Zetterberg

Rock Legend Guitar – electric guitar signed by popular bands including KISS, Survivor, Heart, Asia and more, including signed his/hers T-shirts, souvenir book and LP – courtesy of Auction World.

Original artwork by Kelowna artist Angela Bonten

Kelowna Rockets Ultimate Package including  members of the Rockets to attend a team practice of any local minor hockey team and help with team practice drills, team photo, gift bags, pizza dinner and one team autographed replica jersey

Wheelbarrow full of beer and cider courtesy of Buckerfield’s and Tree Brewing

Ultimate Date Night #1 – Hit a High Note with your Honey + bouquet of roses  from Mission Park Flowers by Design, dinner at Ric’s Grill, Kelowna Limo and tickets to Okanagan Symphony

Ultimate Date Night #2 – Shine on with Sarah McLachlan Date Night –  dinner at Waterfront Wines, concert tickets to Sarah McLachlan courtesy of Prospera Place, dinner at Waterfront Wines and overnight at the Delta Grand Hotel

Stud Moissanite earrings from Sandberg  Jewelry

A one-hour golf lesson from a pro at Okanagan Golf Club and a round for four plus cart at the Quail Golf Course

Signed Tony Hawk bike helmet

A special “Brain Auction” where people will learn more about BrainTrust Canada services and programs, and there will be the opportunity to support the charity with a 100 per cent tax donation.

For photos and complete list of items visit: http://braintrustcanada.com/event/auction-world-ultimate-auction/

Abe and Gail Kroeker, owners of Auction World, have personal experience with brain injury as their son Troy was in a serious motor vehicle crash that changed his—and his family’s—life forever.  Troy broke his back, jaw, punctured his lung and sustained multiple life threatening injuries, the most serious of which was his brain injury. After being in a coma for several months, he endured years of physical therapy where he re-learned life skills such as walking, talking and eating. However, his permanent impairment is the brain injury. As most of his challenges are ‘cognitive’ in nature, they are difficult for others to understand as they are “invisible” on the outside.

Brain injury is the leading cause of death and disability under the age of 44—every three minutes someone sustains brain injury.  BrainTrust Canada has provided community rehabilitation support to individuals with brain injury since 1986 and also have a strong focus on brain injury prevention and education, especially for youth who are at highest risk. For more information visit www.braintrustcanada.com or call Magda Kapp at 250-762-3233 local 115.

Title sponsor Auction World is joined by media sponsors Castanet, Kelowna Capital News, Daily Courier, Power 104/Q103, AM1150/SUN/EZ Rock and K96.3/Country 100.7.  Graphic design for this fundraiser is provided by DB Design, with signage from SignCraft Kelowna.