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Northwest Missouri State University


News Release

Oct. 8, 2010

S.T.A.T.S. to host second annual date auction

MARYVILLE, Mo. - Students Taking Action Through Service (S.T.A.T.S.) will host a date auction at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 9 in the J.W. Jones Student Union Ballroom in honor of Dana Brown, a Northwest student who died in January.

"Dana was a student that exemplifies everything this scholarship stands for," S.T.A.T.S. President Jason Williams said. "She was an outstanding Northwest student."

During a date auction, a lineup of student participants is announced and the audience has an opportunity to bid on participants. All bids must be paid in cash. The host will read a biography for each participant, in addition to what prospective bidder can expect on a date.

Twenty student volunteers will be auctioned to others students for dates or activities including washing laundry, cooking or cleaning a dorm room.

This year marks the second annual date auction for S.T.A.T.S. The first auction resulted in a successful effort to raise money after the earthquake in Haiti. Proceeds from this year's auction will support the newly established Dana Brown Memorial Scholarship, which will be awarded to a prospective Northwest student who demonstrates academic excellence and commitment to community service.

For more information about the date auction or the Dana Brown Memorial Scholarship, contact Jason Williams at teamstats1@hotmail.com or 816.739.0586.

The mission of Students Taking Action Through Service is to encourage inner-city high school students to strive to gain a college education.


For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Media Relations Specialist
mhorn@nwmissouri.edu | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

Northwest Missouri State University
215 Administration Building | 800 University Drive | Maryville, MO 64468