by Allen Moff | Reporter
Kent State has added some major star power to make its third annual Athletics Scholarship Auction the best one yet.
Julian Edelman, a standout wide receiver for the New England Patriots and former star quarterback for the Golden Flashes, is expected to co-host the 2014 event that's set for April 25.
It is scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. on center court of the Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center.
In addition, the live auction will feature the opportunity to win dinner for two with Kent State alumnus and legendary college football coach Lou Holtz.
Edelman started at quarterback for the Flashes from 2006 to 2008.
"I'm looking forward to getting back to the Kent State University campus," Edelman said. "I spent some great years there. It's an important place in my life and playing football for the Golden Flashes was the springboard to my career in the NFLscholarship auction."
All event proceeds support student-athlete scholarships and last year's auction generated over $30,000 in scholarship support. This year's goal is to top $50,000.
The Athletics Scholarship Auction will feature more than 100 silent and live auction items, including trips to Naples (Fla.), Lake Tahoe and Cabo San Lucas.
It also is expected to include bus trip with sideline passes for the Kent State-Ohio State football game set for Sept. 13 in Columbus.
The auction also will feature a 1972 football helmet signed by former KSU star player and current Alabama head coach Nick Saban.
There also will be a raffle that evening for a two-week trip for four to Hawaii, complete with accommodations and a $500 airfare voucher.
Only 75 tickets for this raffle will be sold at the price of $100 each and they will be available for purchase 10 days prior to the event.
The reception and silent auction is scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m., followed by a strolling dinner at 7:30 p.m. and a live auction at 9 p.m.
Tickets are $100 per person and are limited.
They can be reserved by calling Erich Karthan at 330-672-2078 or by visiting www.supportgoldenflashes.com.
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