SFU looks to eBay for fundraising and fun
For the right price, you too can become a member of the reigning World Pipe Band Champions Simon Fraser University – an honorary member, anyway.
The band is deploying an eBay Canada auction to offer an all-expenses-paid trip with the group when they travel to Scotland to defend their title. The highest bidder will have the benefit of hanging out with the band nearly every step of the way, including private practices, a band-only dinner and merchandise.
The reserve price set on the auction is $5,000 (CAD).
The package also allows the winning bidder to attend rehearsals and sound-checks for the band’s Affirmation concert on the Wednesday before the World Championship.
“We believe there are many people out there who would love to go to the World Championships with a serious contender, but for various reasons might never have the opportunity,” said SFU Pipe-Sergeant and band manager Jack Lee. “This is a chance to travel with the defending champions in a year they are doing the featured concert on the Wednesday before the World’s.”
The SFU auction ends on the afternoon of March 15th.
In late 2006 the Torphichen & Bathgate used eBay in an attempt to gain a sponsor, but failed to make a sale.