PRESIDENT TRUMP SIGNED TIE AUCTION
When: Friday, July 12, 2019, starting at approximately 8:00 p.m. (between the Finals Round and the announcement of the winners)
What: On February 5, 2019, President Donald Trump announced during the State of the Union that his administration would ask Congress for $500 million over the next 10 years to fund research on childhood cancers.
After the State of the Union, National Auctioneers Association (NAA) member and Congressman Billy Long asked President Trump to sign his tie, which had been designed by the patients at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, TN. President Trump signed the tie and Congressman Long announced that the tie would be sold at auction at the July NAA Conference & Show in New Orleans, with all proceeds going to St. Jude.
The auction will be held July 12 during the International Auctioneer Championship (IAC), just before the IAC winners are announced. The auction will be broadcast over IAC Live! on the NAA Facebook page, and interested bidders may bid through multiple bidding platforms, all of whom will have donated their fees to be part of the auction.
Where: Hilton New Orleans Riverside hotel, Grand Ballroom A-C
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