Second annual GBay auction draws Mason community
The student-run silent and live auction Gbay held its second annual auction yesterday evening in the Johnson Center.
Items available to bid on ranged from restaurant gift cards to a copy of A Shore Thing, autographed by Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi which sold for $105.
The purpose of the event was to raise money for student scholarships at Mason. The event raised about $12,000 in net profits this year, compared to the $10,000 in net profits last year, said David Bier, a Mason Ambassador who helped with the event. The event drew an estimated 250 students, according to Bier.
Some of the more popular items in the auction included creating and naming your own sub at the Pilot House. Two bidders won the prize, with each sub selling for $360.
The most expensive item sold was a vinyl banner that was used during the Mason Men’s Basketball Final Four run in 2006 in Indianapolis, which sold for $2,650, said Bier.
Auction items that allowed bidders to create and name their own sandwich, burger, or smoothie from last year’s auction were evaluated by Mason Dining and were kept or removed based on their sales, said Bier. Bier, who won the bid to create his own burger, “The Bier Burger” at the Rat at last year’s GBay auction said his burger will remain on the menu as it is one of the top selling burgers at the restaurant.
Dippin' Dots were also sold at the event for $3 each and went towards student scholarship funds.
* Photo by Jake McLernon