InterNACHI Foundation Sports Memborabilia Auction, October 6th, 2004.

The InterNACHI Foundation will hold its first annual Sports Memorabilia Silent Auction & Raffle on Wednesday, October 6th, 2004.

The event will take place at Jillian’s ( at Arundel Mills Mall in Hanover, MD from 6-10 pm. Admission is free, no reservations required. Families are welcome, attire is casual. All proceeds will benefit the Safe House Campaign.

The InterNACHI Foundation will auction off nearly 50 autographed sports items such as footballs, jerseys, baseball bats, and photographs, all with certificates of authenticity. Other non-autographed items will be available for bid as well. In addition, the Foundation is arranging for multiple items to be available for a raffle to be held the same night. Tickets will be sold at the event. Winners will be announced the same evening.
The InterNACHI Foundation has formally requested the attendance of several guest celebrity hosts and local sports icons. Details will be announced as soon as available.

Safe House Campaign director Daniel R Frend promises "an action packed, exciting night. Our friends at Jillian’s already have an exciting atmosphere, and we will be right in the center of it." The room features a cash bar, and multiple bars and restaurants are in the Jillian’s facility. Director Frend adds however "the event will still be family friendly with the sports theme, local sports icons, and the games and family fun Jillian’s offers".

The Safe House Campaign is kicking off a new program this October that will help educate the public on the importance of smoke alarms and will offer free smoke alarms for anyone in need. "Fires affect nearly 400,000 homes each year. The unbelievable part is that half of the homes have no smoke alarms. Another 20% have non working alarms," said Foundation Executive Director Gary Johnson. Mr. Frend adds "Fact is ones chances of surviving a fire are drastically increased with the presence of a working smoke alarm. We hope to help reduce those numbers and the number of deaths and injuries from those fires".

Anyone interested in more details on the InterNACHI Foundation, the Foundation’s Safe House Campaign, the October fundraiser, or the smoke alarm program is urged to contact