BIDDEFORD — The Biddeford High football program will host its first silent auction in hopes of raising money for some necessary upgrades. 

A custom made “Tiger Pride” cornhole set is one of the items that will be up for bid at Biddeford High football’s first silent auction. The auction is scheduled for Sunday. (PHOTO COURTESY OF TYLER HANSEN)

The auction and 50/50 raffle are scheduled from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Sunday at Elements and Letellier RE/MAX Realty One, located at 265 Main St.  

The event’s proceeds will support the Biddeford football team as they look to add new uniforms and practice equipment. Biddeford coach Brian Curit has been overwhelmed already by the community’s contributions. 

“People have been incredible,” Curit said. “(The donations) have been great, and people in the community have been so supportive.”

Included in the items that are being auctioned are a signed hat and picture from Biddeford native and current defensemen for the Pittsburgh Penguins Brian DuMoulin.

Other items include a signed Jason Aldean guitar, a Biddeford cornhole set and gift cards to local restaurants and businesses. Curit, who led the Tigers to a 4-4 regular-season record to earn the No. 5 seed in the Class B South playoffs a season ago, is optimistic about the auction’s turnout. He admitted that getting gear for preseason is his top priority.

A guitar signed by Jason Aldean. Proceeds from the event will go toward the purchase of new equipment, among other needed upgrades. (PHOTO COURTESY OF TYLER HANSEN)

“The biggest thing is the equipment,” Curit said. “We’re looking to update a lot of it because a lot of our stuff is old … We’re also doing it to get uniforms as well. The jerseys can be a bit expensive, and there’s also a tackling apparatus we’re looking to buy. We’re hoping (the event) helps pull it off.” 

The motivation to put on the auction, Curit said, was from looking at what surrounding football programs have done to get funding. He pointed to the successful auctions that Massabesic High held, and he hopes the Tigers can continue to receive support from the town. 

“(Seeing how Massabesic got funding) is what really kind of pushed us to do is,” Curit said. “It’s really amazing the response we’ve gotten from the Biddeford community. It’s just the kind of community Biddeford is.”

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