A silent auction is the first of many events Putnam City North High School students are staging to help wishes come true for Allie, 4, and Dylan, 14, who have life-threatening illnesses.
The fundraising efforts for the most part take place in what students know as “Heisman Week.”
“We participate in Heisman Week to inspire students to make a difference in the lives of people around us. It's also a way to spread the joy of serving and helping others,” said Hayley Parker, treasurer for Students United of North, the school's student council.
To help Dylan and Allie through the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Putnam City North students have plans to raise $20,000.
The first part of the fundraising plan is a silent auction set for Friday during home basketball games against Edmond North High School. Bidding in the silent auction will begin at 4:30 p.m. and will close at the end of halftime of the boys' game. Anyone who attends the games is welcome to bid.
Sports fans can bid on items such as Thunder tickets, a round of golf and footballs signed by Sam Bradford and Bob Stoops.
The auction will include 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 feature items such as North Face jackets for men and women, Oakley sunglasses and a night at the Colcord Hotel accompanied by brunch or dinner at Stella's.
Kathy Kutch, student council sponsor, said students worked hard to get items for the auction, but their parents also deserve thanks.
“None of this would have been possible without the support of parents of students in our leadership classes. They have made all the difference,” Kutch said.