Mobile Bidding Gives Community Chance to Participate in Auction

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WINTERVILLE—Though tickets to this month’s Pitt Community College Foundation fundraiser at Pitt-Greenville Airport (PGV) are sold out, there’s still an opportunity to participate in the event’s silent auction through mobile bidding.

According to PCC Event Specialist Erin Greenleaf, this year’s “Accelerating the Future” auction will feature a wide variety of items up for bid, including jewelry, art, sporting event tickets, autographed sports memorabilia, handcrafted items and a wellness package.

Though the event at PGV won’t take place until March 15, Greenleaf said mobile bidding on auction items begins March 11 at 8 a.m. and will continue until 8:45 p.m. the day of the fundraiser. Those interested in bidding can download the Handbid app on a mobile device or visit events.handbid.com and search for “Accelerating the Future.”

“The financial need among PCC students is great and mobile bidding gives everyone in the community a chance to support them,” Greenleaf said. “Placing a bid on an auction item may seem insignificant, but it can make a meaningful difference in a student’s ability to receive a college education as well as PCC’s efforts to prepare a skilled local workforce.”

With approximately 67 percent of PCC’s student population receiving some form of financial assistance, proceeds from “Accelerating the Future” will go toward student scholarships and a variety of educational activities at the college.

During the 2017-18 academic year, the PCC Foundation awarded nearly $300,000 in scholarships to recognize academic achievement and provide financial assistance for tuition and fees to students in need.

For more auction details, contact Greenleaf at (252) 493-7496 or egreenleaf@email.pittcc.edu.

03/08/2019