Celebrating Non-Profit Events
October was a month of non-profit events at Compass. The month’s auction lineup began with Pistols at the Prison on October 9th, a two-day gun show and live firearm auction located at and in partnership with the Brushy Mountain State Penitentiary attraction in Petros, TN. Two rifles manufactured by Dawn of Defense were sold in this auction, with all of the proceeds from the guns going to two local Morgan County non-profits: MoCo Mutts Rescue Center and the Morgan County STEM program.
The following Friday evening, October 15th, saw the debut of Havana Nights All In Vs. Cancer, an event benefitting Real Men Wear Pink, an fundraising organization for the American Cancer Society. Compass provided Havana Nights with the digital infrastructure to conduct a luxury auction that evening, featuring items like all-inclusive trips, sporting event tickets, and private tours.
The weekend of Havana Nights also proved to be a busy one for Compass and auction fans, as the Chattanooga Motorcar festival began that very same day, featuring the Mecum Classic & Convertible Car Auction.
Support Your Local Non-Profits
Compass is proud to have partnered with these three non-profit organizations this month, raising upwards of $3,000 at Pistols at the Prison, and helping to raise over $60,000 during Havana Nights.
The MoCo Mutts Rescue Center is an animal shelter operating in Sunbright, Tennessee. Morgan County currently does not have an official animal shelter or animal control service, which motivated MoCo Mutts founder Lisa Hill to create the non-profit in 2018. To learn more about MoCo Mutts, visit their website at MoCoMuttsRescueCenter.org.
The Morgan County STEM program aims to engage students with real-world problem solving in the classroom while developing education in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. The program has received recognition as recently as 2020, when Petros-Joyner Elementary received a STEM designation from the Tennessee Department of Education. To learn more about this program, visit the Morgan County Schools Homepage.
Havana Nights was put in motion by REthink Luxury, a real estate team of Trey Corum and Jon Chadwick. The event was inspired by the diagnosis of HER2+ breast cancer in Chadwick’s wife Aimee, who is the founder and President of the cancer treatment non-profit Jamie’s Wish Foundation.
To learn more about REthink Luxury, visit their Zillow page. For more information about Jon and Aimee’s story, visit Jon’s Real Men Wear Pink page.
Compass is grateful to work with non-profit organizations. Compass can help your community or organization today! Visit our Auction Calendar page to stay up-to-date with upcoming auctions and events. For more information on our services and auctions, contact Compass by email at Info@SoldOnCompass.com or by phone at (800) 729-6466.
About Compass Auctions & Real Estate
Founded in 2010 and constantly growing, Compass is known for its weekly auctions working with corporations, municipalities, federal entities, and individual consignors, and for its hybrid auction platform for live and online bidding focusing on five primary categories: municipal surplus, vehicles, luxury goods, firearms, and real estate.