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Putnam City North High School students plan auction to raise money for Make-A-Wish

Children with life-threatening illnesses will benefit from the efforts of students at Putnam City North High School in Oklahoma City.
BY STEVE LINDLEY Modified: February 1, 2013 at 6:18 pm •  Published: February 2, 2013

A silent auction next week is the first of many events Putnam City North High School students are staging to help wishes come true for Charlie, a 3-year-old, and Emma, 4, who have life-threatening illnesses.

The fundraising efforts for the Make-A-Wish Foundation for the most part take place in early April in what students know as “Heisman Week.”

“Heisman Week is such an amazing thing we do here at North. It gets everyone involved; and as a student body, we get to see lives being changed. Our silent auction is our biggest contributor to our goal,” said Anna Burch, Students United for North chaplain.

Students have several plans in the works to raise $30,000.

Silent auction

A silent auction is scheduled Friday during the home basketball games against Edmond Santa Fe High School. Bidding will begin at 5 p.m. and close at the end of halftime of the boys' game. Anyone who attends the games is welcome to bid.

The silent auction will feature several dozen items including Thunder tickets, a round of golf, and footballs signed by former University of Oklahoma quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner Sam Bradford, now with the St. Louis Rams, and OU football coach Bob Stoops.

For people looking for food, the auction includes restaurant gift cards, food for 25 people from Bubba's BBQ, a catered dinner for eight from Ned's Catering, a gift basket from One Smart Cookie and a shopping spree at Crest Foods.

The auction also will include North Face jackets for men and women, Oakley sunglasses and many autographed items.

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