September 16, 2014 (KANSAS CITY, MO) – Over $65k was raised Sunday, September 14th for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in a joint fundraising effort by members of U.S. REO Partners – Default and Real Estate Professionals, United Country Auction Services and United Real Estate – Dallas.
“We are ecstatic with the results of this year’s event” said Michael Weaster, representing U.S. REO Partners who helped organize the event. Weaster added “the auction produced twice the total amount raised in 2013 and we are already planning for next year’s event now”. Live Auction highlights included a signed Charlie Daniel’s fiddle, Autographed guitars by country music legends George Jones and Tanya Tucker, Trip to Puerto Plata Dominican Republic, Rare gold coin, Outer Bank, NC beach house, Computers and REO software.
The event included a special appearance by former NBA great and dunk champion Spud Webb and music by the Chris Watson Band. Mike Jones, President of United Country Auction Services and National Auctioneers Association Hall of Fame member conducted the Live Auction and Fund-A-Need portion of the evening which brought in approximately $65,000. Bonne Whittaker with St. Jude/ALSAC spoke on behalf of the hospital and Michael Weaster, a Texas Auction
Academy graduate and U.S. REO Partners member emceed the event. The event took place at the popular Uptown Dallas restaurant Sambuca.