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SWOSU Sets 2021 Athletic Auction & Hall of Fame Banquet for October 23

Southwestern Oklahoma State University (SWOSU) and the SWOSU Athletic Association have announced that the 15th annual SWOSU Athletic Auction will be held on October 23, 2021, in the Pioneer Cellular Events Center on the Weatherford campus.

In a new format, the auction will also include the SWOSU Athletic Hall of Fame induction ceremony and recognize the 2021 SWOSU Athletic Hall of Fame honorees.

“We are delighted to bring together two much-loved events: the SWOSU Athletic Auction and the SWOSU Athletic Hall of Fame induction,” said SWOSU Athletic Director Todd Helton. “It will be great to welcome back our alumni and friends to the Pioneer Cellular Events Center for a fun time that provides important assistance to our student-athletes and athletic programs.”

All proceeds from the auction benefit SWOSU's athletic scholarships and recruitment efforts.

Silent auction bidding will take place online at www.SWOSUAthleticAuction.com beginning on October 2 and running through October 22.

The main event on October 23 will kick off with a cocktail hour at 5:30 p.m. followed by dinner served at 6:30 p.m. The 2021 Hall of Fame honorees will be recognized at 7 p.m. with the live auction beginning at 8 p.m. featuring a wide variety of premium items and experiences available to participants.

A limited number of tickets and tables for the auction & hall of fame banquet are on sale now. Single tickets are $150 and tables for 8 are $1,500. Please contact the SWOSU Office of Institutional Advancement at 580-774-3267 or e-mail SWOSU Advancement Coordinator for Athletics Kayla McQuillan at kayla.mcquillan@swosu.edu.

Event food and beverage are all-inclusive with ticket purchase.

“We are thrilled that the auction is returning in-person and full-gear this year,” said SWOSU Athletic Association President Mike Brown. “We ask all of SWOSU’s friends and supporters to join us in celebrating SWOSU’s rich athletic heritage and in contributing to our student-athletes.”

For more information about the auction, visit the website for the event – SWOSUAthleticAuction.com – as it will be updated with a full list of items regularly.

Anyone interested in donating items to the auction or needing further information about the event is encouraged to contact Clarke Hale by email at clarke.hale@swosu.edu or by phone at 817-707-6795.

The 2021 SWOSU Athletic Auction & Hall of Fame Banquet is hosted by the SWOSU Athletic Association. The association is a subsidiary of the SWOSU Foundation, Inc., which was established in 1977 to promote philanthropy and distribute funds to support the activities and programs of SWOSU. Located on the Weatherford campus in the historic Burton House, the Foundation currently stewards nearly $30 million in assets for the benefit of SWOSU.