Sibcy Cline’s United Way Campaign for 2011 was called, “Fired Up For United Way!” And, with the generosity of the company’s agents and employees a total of $103,000 was donated to this worthy organization.
All Sibcy Cline locations conducted small events throughout the year raising money. They included special lunches, Friday jeans day, chili cook offs, summer grill outs and other fun activities. In addition, all of the branches worked together from August through October collecting items for the first company-wide auction held on October 27, 2011 at the Firehouse Grill in Blue Ash, Ohio.
Almost 300 lot items were collected ranging from restaurant gift certificates, spa and nail treatments, Cincinnati venues including Reds’ memorabilia, Bengals’ signed footballs, tickets to both the Reds and Bengals’ games, Cincinnati Zoo passes, Aronoff tickets, Frontgate Christmas trees as well as numerous other wonderful items that were sold in the silent auction that night.
Sibcy Cline agents and employees also solicited donations for a live auction including condominium and house stays in New York City, Florida, Hilton Head, Georgia and Arizona. Two adorable puppies were acquired — an English Bulldog and Golden Doodle. Three signed guitars went auctioned off from Steve Tyler, James Taylor and Kenny Chesney. A shooting session with a navy seal was secured and ended up selling in the live auction two times. Other live auction items included a catered dinner for eight from Funky’s, limousine ride for 10, an original Gayle Hummel oil on canvas painting, two one-week RCI resort condominium vacations, romantic Cincinnati package with a helicopter ride for two and an overnight stay at the Cincinnati Hotel, a hot air balloon ride for four, air fare for two to Chicago and very special Congressional wine glasses from Congressman and Speaker of the House John Boehner.
The Fired Up For United Way auction brought in approximately $57,000 in donations and was an exciting evening at the Firehouse Grill. The restaurant was packed and full of energy. The Goshorn Brothers serenaded the attendees with their their soulful music and Sibcy Cline agents, employees and their friends and family enjoyed outbidding each other.
Sibcy Cline Realtors is pleased to be a strong supporter of the United Way. This organization in Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky and Dayton helps to build stronger communities in our area by improving lives.