Preparations are in full swing for the AUSXC Cocktail Night next Friday October 13 in Melbourne. Suits and frocks are being dusted off, and canapé recipes are circulating amongst the athletes. New for 2017 is that a number of the items being auctioned off to raise money for the team will be available online for those unable to make it in person. Opening on Monday October 9, bids will close promptly on Friday at 9:00 pm (AEDT).
A number of the major auction items are only available if you are there in person. These are indicated in the item description on the site. More items will be added to this online auction page during the week.
All proceeds from the auction and the door takings go towards athlete expenses in the 2017/2018 international season, predominantly for Pyeongchang 2018 preparation and competing at the 2018 World Junior/U23 Championships. In 2016 over $12,000 was raised for the athletes from this Cocktail Night – help us to exceed this amount and put more money in the athletes’ expense accounts. $500 = accommodation at a World Cup, $1000 = accommodation at the World Junior Championships, $1500 = a flight to Europe.