Sports fans raise $43,500 for patient services

Select Ultimate Sports Auction items still available; purchases benefit Pete Gross House and Family Assistance Fund
Dave Grosby, Mike Salk, and Adrian Hanauer
From left: Sports commentators Dave Grosby and Mike Salk interview Seattle Sounders FC owner Adrian Hanauer. Photo by Dean Forbes

The second annual Ultimate Sports Auction, presented by 710 ESPN Seattle, raised more than $43,500 for the Pete Gross House and Family Assistance Fund.

During the two-hour Sept. 14 radio show hosted by sports commentators Mike Salk, Brock Huard, Dave Grosby and Steve Raible, listeners called in bids for items donated by the Seahawks, Mariners and Sounders FC. The top-selling package included tickets and travel to Super Bowl XLV in Texas, which sold for $10,000; lucky bidders also scored trips to the 2010 MLS Championship game in Toronto and Major League Baseball’s All-Star Game in Arizona. 

You can still help: Bid on autographed items or golf classic

A few select auction items—including autographed baseballs, soccer balls and a foursome for the 2011 Jacob Green Charity Golf Classic—are still available. Contact Kevin Parker, (206) 667-5423 or, if you are interested.

The Pete Gross House provides affordable housing, comfort and community to cancer patients and their families; it is named after the former "Voice of the Seahawks" announcer Pete Gross, who died of cancer in 1992. The Family Assistance Fund helps those who need financial assistance with nonmedical expenses such as groceries, child care and transportation.

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