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41st Annual Spring BBQ & Auction Tonight!

Courtesy: CSU Bakersfield Athletic Communications
Release: 04/24/2013
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BAKERSFIELD, Calif.,- The 41st Annual CSUB Athletics Spring BBQ and Auction will be held Thursday, May 9th at the Icardo Center from 5:30-9 P.M. with all proceeds benefitting the Roadrunner Scholarship Fund.

This year’s theme is a “Salute to the 80’s” and features an 80’s costume contest and prizes along with live music provided by Foster Campbell and Friends. In now it’s 41st year, the Spring BBQ is adding an additional element this time around, encompassing a silent auction similar to what had been available in years past at CSUB Casino Night. The items include premier tickets for Los Angeles Angels and Dodgers games along with vacation packages, signed sports memorabilia, great wine and more.

The event is being presented by Bill Wright Toyota Scion, North Bakersfield Toyota Scion, Southern Californian Orthopedic Institute in association with FoodMaxx.

Those attending this marquee annual event will enjoy a great meal of Harris Ranch New York Steak or Teriyaki Chicken prepared by head chefs Gary and Adam Icardo along with dozens of volunteers. John Giumarra Jr., serves as the event’s chairman.

Advanced tickets are currently on sale for $30 and are available at Vons, Russo’s Books, Mexicali Restaurants and online at Tickets the day of the event are $35. CSUB students can also purchase a special student-priced ticket for $15 on campus at the cashier’s window.

Event sponsor Bill Wright Toyota Scion is also offering a new special promotion for the Spring BBQ and Auction. Visit and schedule a test drive of a new Toyota and receive a free ticket.

All proceeds from the Spring BBQ and Auction will go to the Roadrunner Scholarship Fund, which provides educational opportunities and scholarships for over 300 CSUB student-athletes each year. With CSUB entering the Western Athletic Conference next season, the Roadrunner Scholarship Fund is on a mission to fund more scholarships than ever before to ensure Bakersfield is competitive in the WAC.