The Boys & Girls Club of Goshen, Ind., will hold its 13th annual “Bids for Kids” dinner and auction fundraiser Saturday night (May 4) at the RV/MH Hall of Fame and Museum in Elkhart. According to a press release, attendance and donations have increased in recent years due to expanded participation among local RV-related companies, with this year’s head count expected to be around 500.
Michilah Miller, Boys & Girls Club director of resource development and stewardship, credits much of the auction’s growth and success to the influence and leadership of Jason Lippert, chairman and CEO of Elkhart-based supplier Lippert Components Inc. and chairman of the club’s board.
“Jason and Lippert Components have done a great job of getting the whole RV industry involved,” she said. “It’s definitely become much larger since he came on board.”
Auction items this year include guided private fishing tours, tickets to a recording of “Saturday Night Live” and private jet transportation to a concert in Nashville. Attendees are invited to wear their favorite teams’ jerseys in keeping with the event’s tailgate theme. Sponsors include Lippert Components, Consolidated Metals, Ruth’s Chris Steak House Inc., Hickory Springs Manufacturing Co., Wildman Business Group, Standard Industrial, Lakota and Patrick Industries Inc..
“Bids for Kids” will begin at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday. For more information, contact Miller at (574) 533-4793, ext. 111, or firstname.lastname@example.org.