Cox Charity Auction kicks off Saturday

Published: Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at 06:00 AM.

The Cox Charity Auction to benefit Covenant Hospice runs April 12 through May 10. The event, formerly the Cox Cablethon, will feature four week-long auctions hosted at Each auction will feature a variety of packages starting at 40 percent of retail value.

“We have several getaways in this year’s auction, and those are particularly popular with our bidders, no matter where they live," Rachel Mayew, development and communications manager with Covenant Hospice, said.

"Whether it’s a fun weekend in New Orleans, a relaxing beachfront hotel stay, a couple’s getaway at the Beau Rivage or a family vacation to Busch Gardens, there is the opportunity to take a memorable trip at a fraction of the retail value.”=

Additional auction items include paddleboard rentals, spa and massage services, kiteboarding lessons, gym memberships, golf outings, original artwork, diamond jewelry, tickets to performing arts events and concerts, and gift certificates to local and national chain restaurants.

Each auction will feature different items available for bidding. The auction schedule is as follows:

●Auction One, April 12-19

●Auction Two, April 19-26

●Auction Three, April 26 through May 3

●Auction Four, May 3-10.

Event organizers need additional items for the auction. Contact Mayew, 428-0605 or, to donate something.

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